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Spotlight Awards - Celebrating Community Transformation

Our affiliates are changing the face of philanthropy by practicing high impact, transformational grantmaking. At each conference, Catalist celebrates these women-powered philanthropic efforts with the Spotlight Awards.  This recognition highlights grants that demonstrate the ripple effect of impact investing in our community nonprofits: grants that have transformed their grantmaking organization, a grantee's organization and/or their community.  All affiliates are invited to nominate one of their own grants.  All awardees are featured in Catalist media.

2018 Spotlight Award Recipients

These awards celebrate our affiliates’ women-powered philanthropic efforts highlighting grants that demonstrate the impact of investing in our community nonprofits.  Prior award recipients here.

Women’s Giving Alliance, Jacksonville FL, which nominated Girls Matter. –  Girls Matter, Giving Girls a voice was developed in response to the incarceration trends in Northeast Florida and the emerging data showing a high proportion of unmet needs for girls. The program provides advocacy and care for girls who are on probation, in detention, in residential placement, or transitioning back to the local community. 

 Video link - https://youtu.be/_SF_aglCe-Q

The Philanthropy Connection, Boston, MA, which nominated Catie’s Closet Catie’s Closet improves school attendance for many children in need by providing clothing and toiletries in a confidential and positive way right within theirs schools.

Video link - https://www.dropbox.com/s/nlfkeye62lk4t2q/catiesClosetCutdown_2018_0803_v2_web.mp4?dl=0

Impact the Palm Beaches, Palm Beach County, FL, which nominated LIVE FRESH.   The act of waking up and taking a shower, something we take for granted is foreign to thousands of homeless men, women and children.  Live Fresh, provides mobile shower units and a healthy dose of respect for the homeless.

Video link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts7R0I-aUrQ&feature=youtu.be

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