Aqua Foundation For Women

Rating: 4.62 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, LGBTQ

Location: 4500 Biscayne Blvd Suite 340 Miami FL 33137 USA

Mission: To serve as the funding catalyst for the wellness and equality of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in South Florida, through scholarships, grants and initiatives.
Geographic areas served: South Florida
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-0873622
305-576-2782
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Rating: 5 stars  

Aqua Foundation is an incredibly dynamic organization who has funded meaningful programming for the LBT community in south Florida. Each year, AFW gives out grants and scholarhsips, in addiiton to it successful mentoring program. The organization is a strong, much needed presence and is widely looked to as a main address for LBT support, funding, and programing!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have been a mentor for over 4 years and have perosnal witnessed how beneficial this program is for women prusuing their education. As the board chair, I have seen the organization grow and flourish through the cultivation of new members, increased level of volunterism, increased grants/scholarships, etc.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage more people to dunate so that they could give larger grants and scholarships! Also, get more people invlolved!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The positive impact of the Aqua Foundation for Women is felt throughout South Florida. AFW has awarded $369,000 in grants and scholarships since 2004 to local non-profits working for LGBTQ equality like Safe Schools South Florida, YES Institute, and Pridelines Youth. The Aqua Foundation For Women is a catalyst for developing leaders in the LBTQ community awarding scholarships and partnering students with mentors. I know the combined scholarships and mentoring are helping to prepare young women for leadership positions in the community while creating an awareness of giving back.

AFW has funded the OUTlet Young Women's Conference which allows young LBTQ women in South Florida to experience a day of arts, music, performances, and workshops. The event is one of the largest conferences for young LBTQ women in South Florida and allows youth leadership from various GSAs to network and collaborate.

I support the mission of The Aqua Foundation For Women and see its positive impact throughout our community in the creation of leadership development in our youth, health initiatives, and community engagement.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was a participant for the 2010 OUTlet Young Women's Conference and I've attended various events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Work to expand membership and community engagement in Broward County.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first learned of the Aqua Foundation for Women through my participation at Aqua Girl 5 years ago. I started as a volunteer and was so impressed with the feeling of community and the rewards of giving back I offered to become more involved. I then became an Aqua Girl Steering Committee Member and worked with the team to plan, organize, and deliver Aqua Girl. Later I became a Board Member of the Foundation and today take pride in sharing the news of our accomplishments, including but not limited to our Scholarship and Mentor program.

If you live in South Florida and are a member of the LBT community, you can increase your positive impact but joining us. (Become a member, volunteer, or guest at our events) For more information visit aquafoundation.org today!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a Mentor, I have been able to directly monitor the donations of our members/sponsors to ensure a positive product back to our community. Above all, the AFW promotes community, family, and the mentality of giving back.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Our goal is to increase our membership base and continue to grow our impact on the community by granting more scholarships and Grants than the year(s) before.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am truly grateful for the Aqua Foundation and for what this organization represents. As a transgender woman, I was accepted with open arms as a member of the Board. And since my involvement, I have come to experience firsthand the impact that the Foundation has had in our local Community.

I have especially been proud of the very important work we are doing in supporting the Transgender population. In 2010, the Aqua Foundation took a very important step in creating awareness of this topic with the “TransCon”, and I am very excited to take part in this year's event also! I have also met several scholarship recipients and have been touched by their very compelling stories; additionally, I have also had the opportunity to witness and take part in many of the wonderful programs, made possible by the Foundation, to our many Grant recipients such as the Yes! Institute, Safe Schools S. FL and Pridelines, among others. Their work also reflects brightly the mission of the Aqua Foundation by providing great support to our LBT Women in South Florida!

I would wholeheartedly endorse and encourage all to contribute and support this Organization, so that the Foundation can continue to be a catalyst in serving the LBT Community!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the various Committees I have particpated in. And by partaking in our many events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help expand this Organization beyond South Florida, and give more focus on LBT families.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have grown substantially with Aqua Foundation for Women. I was a volunteer for years and then recently joined the Board. The women in this organization are dedicated, hard-working, and brilliant. In being involved, I have gained skills in event planning, web design, and fundraising that I would not have otherwise gained. But none of this compares with the gratification of the work we are doing. We are changing lives with our grants and scholarships. I am privileged to be a part of Aqua Foundation for Women.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally experienced the results of this organization by attending events put on by Aqua Foundation or put on by other organizations that have been directly granted by Aqua that have enriched the community and provided positive experiences. Further, I have met several scholarship recipients and had the pleasure of seeing them grow as they are fulfill their education thanks to Aqua Foundation's funding.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to Aqua Foundation, I would forge better name branding so everyone in the LBT community in South Florida would know what Aqua is and want to be a part of it. We need to do more to get the word out!

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an excellent organization that provides much needed support to the LBT community through scholarships, grants and education, to name a few.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through mentorship.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand marketing.

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