Grant Recipient

November 16, 2021

May 2021 “Mental and Emotional Support” Business Specific Grant Awarded to Humor for Hope

Humor for Hope

Woman Entrepreneur:
Hope England

Congratulations to Hope England, Founder of Humor for Hope for being the WomensNet $5,000 May Business Specific Grant recipient in the category of “Mental and Emotional Support.”

Humor for Hope partners with communities, schools and hospitals to utilize improvisational comedy as a form of therapy for populations battling trauma, displacement and illness. Its mission is to provide populations suffering from trauma, displacement, or terminal illness an opportunity to experience improvisational comedy as a therapeutic intervention.

England said, “The Business Specific Grant will help Humor for Hope fund recovery efforts to support our improv-based therapy programs that were scheduled to run for youth in CPS’s Alcott College Prep in 2020. Due to COVID-19, the organization was forced to close our Hall Pass program designed to help youth heal who were most impacted by trauma.” She added that the grant funds would help support the stipends of their teaching artist, licensed professional counselor, and youth mentor. “These positions are instrumental to the success of our program and it is their hard work that provides students a creative outlet and a space to process and work through their trauma and lived experiences.”

We hope Humor for Hope continues to put smiles on people’s faces.

Reminder that the category of the $5,000 Business Specific Grant in June is “Biz Support”. If you applied for an Amber Grant in 2021 and your business is related to business support, you’re eligible to win the $5,000. If you’re going to apply in June, you’re eligible to win both the $10,000 Amber Grant as well as the $5,000 Business Specific Grant.

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