WILPower News
A Biweekly Update on WIL and its Partners
October 10, 2022
Join us as we travel through literature!
WIL Book Club
"My Broken Language: A Memoir"
by Quiara Alegria Hudes

Wednesday, October 12
Noon - 1:00pm
Virtual Meeting - Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program.
Literature has been our guide to travel the world with WIL these past few years. Now it is time we take a turn back home - to North Philly. Here we find Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes, as she tells her personal story to find her own voice. 

Please join your WIL travel buddies on this compelling journey, into our own Philadelphia backyard.
WIL Educational Program
The Women of Puerto Rico: An Historical Look at Women's Rights and Empowerment
October 25th

Registration Opening Soon
2022-2023 Empowerment Seed Grant Cycle
Applications available soon
With Women Kisoboka - 2021 Empowerment Seed Grant Awardee for Kitchen Gardening Project
Each year, WIL's Empowerment Grants Committee sends out a call for organizations to apply for funding for their projects. Unlike our Microfinance Committee that supports loan projects where impoverished women receive small loans to establish/grow their businesses, the Empowerment Grants Committee funds projects in developing areas that target areas of WIL’s mission outside of loan projects: education, health, training, social and political empowerment programs for women.

To be eligible for a grant, projects must follow these criteria:
1. The project's objective must be to reduce poverty and the marginalization of women, girls and their families by providing education, health, training or social/political empowerment solutions that are secure and sustainable.
2. The applying organization must have been in existence for at least three years.
3. Grant applicants must attach a current certificate or license confirming the organization’s status as a Non-Governmental Organization or Non-Profit Organization.
4. Preference is given to organizations with operating budgets of $500,000 or less.
5. Prior grant awardees who submitted final reports may apply until they receive a total of three grants.

The 2022-2023 Empowerment Seed Grant Cycle will begin at the end of October. Grant application information will be on the WIL website. The deadline to submit an application will be December 31, 2022. If you know of any organizations where this funding would be of help, please invite them to apply.
WIL Members - Do you have a news item to share? Email your submissions to Renee Brandon. Please submit at least a week before you want articles to appear.
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