With persistence, women have made great strides toward achieving equal opportunity, equal pay, and more, but there is still great need for improvement. Did you know 62 million girls worldwide are denied an education? Or that women with full-time jobs earn 77 cents for every dollar of their male counterpart’s earnings? Less than 30 percent of researchers are women, and by 2020 men will outnumber women in the field of computer science by 4:1 (statistics from makers.com).
TheGrantHelpers.com have recently received several requests for grants to assist at-risk youth. The grant opportunities below range from helping disadvantaged help to making sure all children have access to quality education. Check out these hand-picked selections, which are all foundations. Federal and other agencies also fund at-risk youth assistance. To see some of these, refer to our previous blog Funding for At-Risk Youth--Three Major Areas.
’Tis the season for giving; with the introduction of “Giving Tuesday” after “Black Friday” it looks as though the giving spirit continues to be a central aspect of a season fostered by religious observance. For years, foundations shied away from supporting religiously oriented groups. But more recently many grant-givers are ready and willing to support religious organizations, provided that no one is excluded from participating in a funded program based on faith.