The mission of Aqua Foundation for Women is to serve and support the lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in South Florida through grants, scholarships, and initiatives.
GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, INITIATIVES AND MORE
Our annual grant program awards organizations in a variety of areas including health & wellness, women’s empowerment, transgender issues, cultural enrichment, equality and more.
We provide scholarships to benefit students attending or entering college and who are active in the South Florida LGBT community. We identify emerging leaders and help them develop and grow through our scholarship program, which includes a component designed to facilitate collaborative and leadership skills.
Each scholarship recipient is paired with a mentor. The mentor’s objective is to lend support to the recipient with her education, personal development, and community goals.
AFW identifies and targets the needs of the LBT women’s community and develops initiatives designed to motivate our community to fulfill them.
Building Alliances and Identifying our Community Needs
We create an open dialogue with our community through strategic partnerships and relationships with individuals and organizations invested in our shared vision. And, we build and strengthen relationships with mainstream organizations to foster the wellness and equality of LBT women.
Fostering Philanthropy and Building Community
We encourage women to become invested in their community by volunteering and the act of giving through ongoing events, our membership program and leading by example.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Karen Raben
MJ Castells, Program Director