“We should celebrate women’s accomplishments in this male-dominated culture, even though we still earn less than men, the ERA is still not law, and millions of our sisters around the world suffer violence at staggering rates. We must follow in the steps of our fore-sisters, who founded The Red Cross, The United Way, and won the right to vote. We must connect with our sisters and create a new women’s movement of women helping women.”~ Dr. Nancy
Mission of Women Connect4Good, Inc.
Women Connect4Good, Inc. foundation educates people to develop women-helping-women networks to raise the status of women and change the world.
To achieve its purpose of educating to improve women’s status in society, the foundation focuses its activities to help women learn:
- Self-confidence to improve themselves, their communities and the world
- Strategies for advancing their careers
- Behaviors that promote healthy relationships and avoid abuse in families and the workplace
- The importance of taking responsibility for their own lives through
- Taking care of their health and fitness
- Taking measures to protect themselves from threats to their safety
- Taking charge of their finances
- How to connect with others to create
- Effective networks to advance careers, families and societies
- Sponsoring relationships to give and receive mutual support
- A system of women working together to nurture participation in activities that will help others in need.
The foundation produces internet radio podcasts, operates websites, distributes newsletters, maintains Women Connect4Good, Inc. resources, publishes books, provides keynote speakers, conducts research, surveys and other studies and publishes the results, and facilitates networking among smart, amazing women devoted to changing the world.
Organizations Women Connect4Good, Inc. Has Supported
In its first three years of operation ending in September 2015, Women Connect4Good, Inc. has contributed $456,000 to support healthy families and communities. In addition, it has contributed $151,000 to support the empowerment of women and leadership parity.
This is a sampling of organizations we have supported.
- Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. Resource for individuals and families in southwest Missouri (and six contiguous counties in neighboring states) impacted by breast cancer.
- Bravehearts. Provides equine-assisted activities and therapies with teams of expert staff, dedicated volunteers and therapy horses at multiple safe and caring facilities.
- Catholic Charities. Feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, minister to the sick and visit the imprisoned.
- Child Advocacy Center. Provides young victims of abuse with a safe place for Forensic Interviews and Sexual Assault Forensic Exams, which are then shared with law enforcement, reducing the number of times a child has to re-live a traumatic event.
- Convoy of Hope Women Empowerment. Encourages women around the world to realize their value and reach their potential through job training and education, enabling many to own a business and feed and care for their children.
- Diversity Women. Sponsors annual national convention for advancement of diverse women.
- Women’s Initiative. Helps women become actively involved in their community and in the critical issue areas that affect women, children and families.
- Phyllis’ Place/Suit Yourself. Provides work-suitable wardrobe for women returning to work.
- Girls, Inc. Santa Barbara. Builds lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe and where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations.
- Harmony House. Provides shelter, advocacy and education to survivors of domestic violence and promote the principle that all individuals have the right to a life free of abuse.
- Crisis maternity home. Houses homeless pregnant women and provides resources, education, training, parenting or adoption.
- March of Dimes. Improves the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
- Mercy Foundation. Funds advanced technology, programs and enhanced hospital facilities.
- Responsibility Foundation. Building a 300-foot national monument, the Statue of Responsibility, on the West Coast of the United States.
- Santa Barbara Medical Clinic Foundation/ Sansum Clinic. Local board of trustees administers the foundation’s work to benefit of the people of the community.
- Santa Barbara Foundation. Community foundation established in 1928 to enrich the lives of the people of Santa Barbara County through philanthropy.
- Take the Lead Women. Prepares, develops, inspires, and propels women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025.
- Victim Center. Provides multiple services to any victim of a violent or sexual crime.