Who We Are
Womenade Boston is a group of women committed to making a difference for women and teen girls in need in the greater Boston area by joining our financial resources together for greater impact. Our philanthropy is focused on supporting programs in non-profit organizations that empower women and teen girls. We strive to be a welcoming community for women from all walks of life with a passion to give, a hunger to learn, and a commitment to the exponential power of collective giving.
What We Are
Womenade Boston is a giving circle, a collective giving organization that enables members to pool individual contributions in order to make significant grants to greater Boston-area non-profit organizations dedicated to empowering teen girls and women. Each year, Womenade Boston undertakes a six month long, competitive grant-making process during which a committee of members reviews grant applications, makes site visits to applicants, and narrows the pool down to a set of finalists to present to the full giving circle membership. At the June Voting Meeting, members hear presentations from the finalists and then cast their votes to award the year’s grants. We award grants of $20,000 - 25,000, a grant size with the potential for real impact for earlier-stage organizations and new or pilot programs.
Womenade Boston is a 501(c)(3) organization. Each member’s contribution is tax deductible as allowed by law.
Read our prospectus HERE.
Our 2017 and 2018 Schedule
Monday, September 25, 2017: Celebrating Impact
Monday, January 22, 2018: Kickoff Meeting 2017
Monday, April 23, 2018: Education Meeting (revised date!)
Monday, June 11, 2018: Voting Meeting
Monday, September 24, 2018: Celebrating Impact