Women’s Money Matters Awarded $25K Grant from the Women’s Fund of Essex County
The award is in honor of WMM’s exemplary work to financially empower women
Women’s Money Matters, formerly Budget Buddies, which builds the financial wellness, confidence, and security of women living on low-incomes, today announced it received The Women’s Fund of Essex County’s 2022 Above and Beyond Award in Honor of the Founders’ Circle. This unrestricted $25,000 grant is awarded annually to a non-profit whose exemplary vision, leadership and impact sets an exceptional standard in addressing complex and overlapping social issues impacting women, families, and communities. Women’s Money Matters Executive Director Danielle Piskadlo shares, “We are honored to have been chosen for this award and will continue to empower even more women in Essex County on their financial wellness journey.”
Trish Moore, co-president of The Women’s Fund said, “WMM has consistently demonstrated excellence in their programs that promote women’s economic self-sufficiency, which is a core funding priority for The Women’s Fund of Essex County.” Moore added, “We are thrilled to make this grant to WMM because we know they will go above and beyond to help create positive change in women’s lives.”
Women’s Money Matters provides financial wellness programs for women that include interactive expert-led workshops, one on one coaching from a trained volunteer, and small supportive peer cohorts. Women’s Money Matters connects participants to direct financial relief, community resources, and financial experts. Women’s Money Matters has served nearly 400 women in Essex County to date.
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Since 2003, the Women’s Fund of Essex County has raised and awarded more than $3 million to more than 150 high-impact non-profit partners that provide local women, girls, and their families with the resources they need to find success at work, school, home, and life. The organization has been recognized with the George Peabody Award for Leadership in Philanthropy by the Essex County Community Foundation and the Champions Award for Community Impact by North Shore Community College, and the Constance Grasso Award from the YWCA of Greater Newburyport. The Women’s Fund of Essex County is an all-volunteer organization supported entirely by generous donors whose philanthropy supports a portfolio of programs impacting local women and girls. (thewomensfundec.org)
The Women’s Fund of Essex County is a field of interest fund of the Essex County Community Foundation.