The mission of the Aqua Foundation for Women is to serve as the funding catalyst for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender wellness and equality in South Florida through grants, scholarships and initiatives.

In 2013 Aqua awarded 12, $5,000 scholarships along with mentors for each scholar and $72,000 in grants which included funding for the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Initiative.

In addition, we held our 4th annual TransCon and LGBTQ Family BBQ.


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    Community Newspapers | The Aqua Foundation Affair Set for September 20th
    The Aqua Foundation for Women will celebrate its 10 Year Anniversary and this year’s Scholarship and Grant Recipients at their Annual Aqua Affair, on the rooftop of the beautiful Gale South Beach hotel at 1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139, on September 20, 2014, from 7 – 10 p.m.   Guests will enjoy complimentary savory […]
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    Gay South Florida | Aqua Foundation scholarships help young lesbian, bisexual, transgender women succeed
    Nursing student Kim Carias worked two jobs putting herself through school at Florida International University. Three scholarships from Aqua Foundation for Women have enabled her to continue college, quit one job and volunteer time mentoring LGBT youths. “Aqua Foundation has empowered me to be the leader I was meant to be,” said Carias, 20, who was born […]
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    She Mag | AFW Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary
    It was 2004 when eight local women came together to form what is now Aqua Foundation for Women (AFW), an organization dedicated to promoting the wellness and equality of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in South Florida. Alicia Apfel, Alison Burgos, Alyse Mcgowen, Cindy Brown, Elizabeth Schwartz, Martha Sternberg, Robin Schwartz and Vivian Lamadrid created […]