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Aqua Foundation for Women

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Lesbian & Gay Rights, LGBTQ

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

Programs: Served as the funding catalyst for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender wellness and equality in south florida through grants, scholarships and initiatives by providing scholarships to individuals and grants to organizations.

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Rating: 5

I support this organization because I know 100% of the proceeds go back into the community. The Scholarship and mentoring program is well thought out. With each scholarship recipient getting a mentor from the community it gives them a much higher chance for success in their chosen field. It also promotes community awareness and activism for future generations. We all learn from life experience. Hopefully the scholarship recipients will turn around and become mentors in the future. We can promote awareness and education by setting a positive example. This Organization has everything accounted for. If you have a question the staff always makes the time to answer it. I have been in the office doing administrative work. While in the office I have met a few of the recipients. It is wonderful to know they are not just left on their own with the scholarship money. I have see class schedules and I know that success is really being encouraged. I personally know women that mentor and they really do take to time to check in with their mentee. Whether it be squeezing in a lunch or calling in the morning to check in. I remember Aqua Girl flying in film makers for the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. I remember being in the audience for Q & A sessions. Many of these films were extremely educational and eye opening. Some films being about homeless gay youth in NY. These films raised awareness and definitely made me open my eyes. Speaking with the film makers educated me further. Overall, The Aqua Foundation for Women encourages awareness and community activism. It gives me a place where I can volunteer. A place where I know the services are going to the right place.