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Announcing our 2017 Grant Recipients!

At the May 18th finale to the Many Hands 2016-2017 grantmaking cycle, members heard from the four finalist organizations: Liberty's Promise, Safe Shores, Hope and a Home, and Byte Back.

We are excited to announce that Safe Shores was chosen to receive the $100,000 Many Hands grant!

Our fundraising was so successful that we also awarded each of the three finalist organizations $37,000.

The Many Hands Board extends our deepest gratitude to our member donors and to each of the organizations who applied for a grant. We are so proud to support and be among such an inspirational group of philanthropists.

Together we DID make a difference!

$100,000 Grant (HEALTH)
Safe Shores, Washington, DC
Safe Shores provides intervention, hope and healing for children and families affected by sexual abuse, trauma and violence, and works to prevent abuse through outreach, education and training. Safe Shores works in close collaboration with first responders to provide a child-friendly environment for abuse investigations and a comprehensive array of social and counseling services.

$37,000 Grant (EDUCATION)
Liberty’s Promise, Alexandria, VA
Liberty’s Promise runs 18 after-school civic engagement programs for low-income, immigrant high school students in 14 locations around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Liberty’s Promise supports young immigrants in need while instilling in them a sense of pride and support for American ideals of democracy, freedom and opportunity.

$37,000 Grant (HOUSING)
Hope and a Home, Washington, DC
Hope and a Home works to end the cycle of poverty and homelessness–one child, one family, one neighborhood at a time, with an intensive, multifaceted approach tailored to each individual family. Using one-on-one coaching and peer support, Hope and a Home helps parents and children achieve permanent housing, higher education, rewarding work, and valuable connections to their community.

$37,000 Grant (JOB READINESS)
Byte Back, Washington, DC
Byte Back improves economic opportunity for low income and unemployed residents of Washington D.C. Its offers digital literacy courses and industry-recognized certification programs and helps place students into technology careers with family-sustaining wages and economic stability.


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