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Eileen Fisher is taking applications for the Activating Leadership Grant Program

Eileen Fisher
Eileen Fisher
Eileen Fisher

Giving back is always fashionable. For the past four years, Eileen Fisher's Activating Leadership Grant Program has donated over one and half million dollars in grants to innovative leadership initiatives for women and girls. This year, the brand invites applications on the topic, "Achieving Personal Transformation," from organizations of all types and sizes. Until July 22nd, applications will be accepted through the Eileen Fisher's website until noon. Through this program, Eileen Fisher helps women and girls to achieve their full potential.

In 2013, the Eileen Fisher Activating Leadership Grant Program funded organizations that focused on "Leading for Impact." Social Consciousness Leader of Community Partnerships and Women's Initiatives, Reisa Brafman explains, "Our committee selected these organizations because they address important issues while empowering women and girls to take charge of their lives. Participants tap into their own leadership potential, strengthening themselves and their communities, while offering dynamic solutions and inspiring change around the world."

Last years grants recipients included:

ABAN (A Ban Against Neglect), a program that empowers young mothers in Ghana through a two year holistic residence program

Adhikaar, a nonprofit with a social justice vision rooted in dignity and equity for all that works to build women leaders in Nepali-speaking communities

Fair Girls, an organization that prevents the exploitation of girls and supports them in their leadership journeys
Farmworker Association of Florida and its Farmworker Women's Reproductive Health Project, initiatives which equip women farm workers with information to protect their health while improving the health of their families

Grand St. Settlement, an agency that empowers mothers to act as Parent Ambassadors, helping them defeat the isolation that stems from linguistic, economic, and cultural barriers

Groundswell Voices Her'd Visionaries, a program for young women that combines public art and community activism to examine issues from the military recruitment of low-income girls to international women's rights movements

Hot Bread Kitchen, an organization that supports immigrant women as bakers and the professional development of new managers while creating graduates that will change the gender dynamics of the food industry

Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, an organization that empowers and supports American Indian girls and young women to build upon their inherent resilience, heal from trauma, and move forward in building stable lives

Reel Grrls, a nonprofit that inspires young women to realize their power and influence through media production

Rehabilitation Through the Arts, a program that helps incarcerated women use creative arts as a tool for transformation behind prison walls

Women's Prison Association, a group that empowers formerly incarcerated women to advocate for policy change and reform in public systems like criminal justice, child welfare, and housing

WriteGirl, a community of women writers that empowers young girls through creativity, self-expression, college readiness workshops, and internships to prepare them for life beyond high school

Do you have or know of an organization that's "Achieving Personal Transformation" for women or young girls? Click here for the application.