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April 4th 2015

March’s Qualification Grant Finalists

After another busy month of combing through applications for the WomensNet Amber Grant, we’re excited to announce our 5 finalists for March.

As always, you’ll find each of them listed below with a brief description. Be on the lookout next week when we announce the winner!

Camp Fort Greene
Website
Eisa Ulen Richardson

Camp Fort Greene was founded to provide a quality, low-cost summer experience for children in Brooklyn, NY. In Camp Fort Greene, counselors help young people reach their fullest potential in a warm, nurturing environment where children grow, learn, and play.

Camp Fort Greene
http://www.peoplespaste.com
Kristin Brown

Peoples Paste first began in a Sustainable Business class in 2010. Inspired by the class, Kristin aimed to create a toothpaste without harmful additives — and with recyclable packaging.


Party In-Kindness
Website
Melissa Smith & Shani Hall

Party In-kindness is a charitable organization that wants to change the way people see giving by having them include a giving component to any celebration in a easy, fun and meaningful way. No matter the size of a function, they help bring the individual, their private gathering and a charitable purpose together.


Coolidge Family Farm
Website
Misty L Coolidge

The Coolidge Family Farm has been renovated to host couples and their loved ones for a long weekend wedding getaway. They focus on being a one-stop venue that comes at an affordable price. And if you’re curious, yes: there is a connection to former President Calvin Coolidge.


Daycare Discover
Website
Mo Zhou

The Daycare Discover vision is to create a nationwide database that allows parents to search for available spots and essential information such as prices, reviews, room layouts, teacher and administration backgrounds, diversity, safety, and other information that only can be gained by on-site tours. Their mission is to find viable, quality daycare options for all parents and advocate early childhood education.

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