Good Shepherd Housing Wins WHF Partnership Grant
The Mount Vernon nonprofit was among six D.C. area organizations that were awarded $5,000 grants.
Mount Vernon nonprofit Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services received a grant from the WHF Foundation last week.
The WHF Foundation awarded $5,000 grants to six D.C. area nonprofits that serve women through financial literacy, housing assistance, and life skills programs. The following nonprofits were awarded grants:
• Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless
• Calvary Women’s Services
• Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, Inc.
• Interfaith Works
• Open Arms Housing
“We are grateful to have the WHF Foundation as a longstanding supporter helping us to give low-income families a fresh start toward stable housing,” GSH Executive Director Shannon Steene said. “An important tool that the WHF Foundation and GSH value is the financial education of those we serve. Effectively using their household income helps our clients create their own success and stability. “
“We are always thrilled when we can demonstrate our commitment to non-profit partner organizations that are working in the community everyday to support women and families – either financially or through volunteer efforts in financial literacy training –” WHF Foundation President Lisa Andrews said in a release. “This year's grantees are at the forefront of providing direct services to families in need. Many of our partner organizations' offer programs on basic financial literacy, and empower low-income women and their families to become more self-sufficient. It’s a time when many non-profits are experiencing cuts to charitable giving and funding, but the services they provide are needed more than ever. I am proud that WHF Foundation is able to continue making meaningful contributions to these worthwhile organizations.”
The WHF Foundation has offered Partnership Grants for 14 years. Funds for the grant are raised through direct contributions from WHF members and from sponsorships and donations from businesses, associations and individuals in the DC metro area.
The WHF Foundation has contributed more than $600,000 to local organizations, hosted more than 200 financial literacy training sessions, and provided more than $9,500 in scholarships to women at Trinity University.