#pplmomentum Contest Is Here! - Women's Foundation California

People's Momentum Award contest

[quote_center]The nonprofit with the most votes by noon, Tuesday, March 30, will take home a $10,000 grant.[/quote_center]

We are hosting this contest for the second time for three reasons: to help inspire a philanthropic spirit in California, to bring visibility to women’s nonprofits in our state that are doing extraordinary work on behalf of women and families and to bring diverse communities together to celebrate women’s contributions and women-led solutions to challenging social problems in our communities.

Last year, 337 organizations were nominated and more than 65,000 votes were cast, bringing greater visibility and funding opportunities to participating organizations, many of which are operating on threadbare budgets. Women’s organizations are historically underfunded: Less than seven percent of all philanthropic dollars go to organizations supporting girls and women.

“We wanted to bring community and media attention to great organizations that are working on behalf of women and families on issues that affect all Californians,” said Surina Khan, CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California. “These are critical issues such as the right to choose, protection from domestic violence, immigration, parental leave, minimum wage, equal pay and quality childcare. These organizations need our support and continued funding.”

How does the contest work? You can begin nominating and voting today and the nomination period will end at midnight, March 18. From March 18 until March 30, you will be able to vote and invite your networks to vote and spread the word. But, remember, you can only vote once. Read the fine print.

Go ahead! Nominate your favorite organization and share with your networks this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to influence grant making decisions of the Women’s Foundation of California.

Here’s a sample tweet: $10,000 is up for grabs. Tell @womensfoundca who should win it. Vote for your favorite nonprofit: http://www.peoplesmomentumaward.org


People’s Momentum Award is sponsored by



Southwest Airlines



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