The Catalogue is excited to learn that 4 charities in our network are the recipients of grants from Many Hands!
Many Hands is a women’s grantmaking organization committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of Washington, DC area women, children, and families in need and to helping its members become well-informed donors.
Each year, Many Hands makes one $100,000 grant to help an area nonprofit expand its mission. In addition, this year, three finalists were each awarded $28,000 grants. Fundraising has steadily increased each year since Many Hands was founded in 2004. In those twelve years, Many Hands has granted just under $1,000,000 to area nonprofits.
- $100,000 Education Grant: Reach Incorporated, Washington, D.C.: Reach prepares teens to serve as reading tutors and role models for younger students, resulting in improved literacy outcomes for both. Reach will use the $100,000 Many Hands grant to support expansion of its highly effective after school program. They will serve 75 additional participants, publish four new books authored by DC teens, distribute more than 1,000 of these books for free, and issue two scholarships of at least $2000 to teens pursuing higher education at a four year institution.
- $28,000 Health Grant: DC Diaper Bank, Washington, D.C.: DC Diaper Bank is the region’s leading resource for providing a free and reliable supply of diapers, baby care items, and other hygiene essentials to vulnerable families.
- $28,000 Housing Grant: Homestretch, Falls Church, Va. Homestretch works to help homeless families secure permanent housing and attain the skills, knowledge and hope they need to achieve lasting self‐sufficiency.
- $28,000 Job Readiness Grant: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier, Md.: Joe’s Movement Emporium’s Theater Tech Program prepares under-resourced youth with the necessary skills to secure employment and prepare for higher education with the goal of ending intergenerational poverty.
Congratulations to all!