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Latinas413 Receives First Grant For Operations
08:31AM / Sunday, July 16, 2023
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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The Women's Fund of Western Mass has granted Latinas413 $24,800 for general operating support through 2025.
A fiscally-sponsored project of Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires, Latinas413 will use the funds to expand their core mentorship program that connects Latinas to local resources, financial education, career opportunities, arts & culture, and outdoor recreation.
"Latinas are a vital part of our community, yet they face unique challenges in terms of representation and support," said Liliana Atanacio, a founding member of the group. 
Latinas413 was founded in 2020 with the goal of connecting, supporting and collaborating with Latinas in Berkshire County. Now 300 members strong, the mission of the organization is to ignite the collective power of Latinas to expand their social and economic capital, access local resources, and increase the representation of their voices, talents and interests.
Latinas413 also provides scholarships and other opportunities for Latinas to pursue higher education and achieve their career goals. By investing in education, Latinas413 helps to create a more equitable and diverse workforce. 
The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) awarded $208,900 in grants to 21 organizations that serve women and girls in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties. With a commitment to nurturing a thriving, diverse, and inclusive women and girl-serving nonprofit community, WFWM continues fueling progress for gender and racial equity in our region.
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