The Boston Foundation awards $30K to the Center for Women & Enterprise to address challenges and opportunities faced by Greater Boston Communities
Boston, MA—The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) announced today it has received a $30,000 grant from The Boston Foundation for general operating expenses. This grant is a recognition of CWE’s critical work to address some of the challenges and opportunities facing Greater Boston communities.
"We are excited to partner with The Boston Foundation to make sure that the Commonwealth is not only a leading state for business, but also a leading state for women to do business,” said CWE President & CEO, Gaby King Morse. “When women are empowered to launch and grow their business – they drive economic growth, lift up their communities, and create a more equitable world for Massachusetts and beyond.”
Funds for this grant come from the Boston Foundation’s Permanent Fund for Boston, an endowed pool of funds built over more than a century by generous contributors who want to help the Greater Boston community thrive. Each year, the Boston Foundation distributes more than $15 million in discretionary grants and other resources from the Fund, which are largely awarded through a competitive process open to all nonprofits serving the Foundation’s catchment area, stewarded by the Foundation’s Program Department staff, and approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
About the Center for Women & Enterprise
Established in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit organization that empowers women to launch and grow their business – so they in turn can drive economic growth, lift up their communities, and create a more equitable world. CWE also operates the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE) that equips veteran and active-duty service members and their families with the resources to help them start and run their businesses.
As New England's leading organization for women entrepreneurs, we work hard to ensure that all women, regardless of their economic status, are provided access to our programs and services. CWE offers scholarships to disadvantaged clients while fostering influential relationships for successful businesswomen at the other end of the financial spectrum.
The Center for Women & Enterprise provides education, training, resources and connections to women (and men) through Centers in Boston, MA; Westborough, MA; Manchester, NH; Providence, RI; Burlington, VT; and Community Classrooms throughout New England.
In addition, CWE is the New England affiliate for Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), serving as their certification arm for women-owned businesses. WBENC Certification is nationally recognized in helping established women business owners access new corporate contracts with organizations that are actively seeking supplier diversity.
To learn more about CWE visit, CWEonline.org. Find CWE on Facebook at facebook.com/CenterforWomenandEnterprise , Instagram at Instagram.com/CWETalk , Twitter at twitter.com/CWETalk , and LinkedIn, Friends of Center for Women & Enterprise.
About the Boston Foundation
The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation, seeks to bring the collective power of our region’s people and resources together to drive real change. Established in 1915, it is one of the largest community foundations in the nation—with net assets of $1.4 billion. In 2020, the Foundation and its donors paid $215 million in grants to nonprofit organizations. The Foundation has many partners, including its donors, who have established more than 1,000 separate charitable funds for the general benefit of the community or for special purposes. With support from the Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership, the Foundation also facilitates public discourse and action, commissions research into the most critical issues of our time and advocates for public policy that advances opportunity for everyone. The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), a consulting unit of the Foundation, designs and implements customized philanthropic strategies for families, foundations and corporations around the globe. To learn more about the Foundation and its work, visit TBF.org.