the equipoise fund

2020 Grantees

    • The Gender Lens Project

    • A project of the Equality State Policy Center

    • Grant: $5000
    • Seed funding

    • Impact:

      Thanks to The Equipoise Fund, ESPC has been able to take The Gender Lens Project to communities all over Wyoming. The Gender Lens Project has shared information about how and why women fit into policy discussions–and how and why we get overlooked in policy discussions–with everyone from Legislators to supporters of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra. Already, there has been a shift in awareness around issues that are sometimes thought of as “gender neutral” and a gradual realization that policies that have been considered women-specific–like childcare–are actually good for everyone.

      “It feels like there is a genuine shift in the Overton Window and ESPC’s whole team and I are proud to be leading that shift.”

      -Jen Simon, Senior Policy Adviser

       

    • Find out more at: https://equalitystate.org/our-work/civic-engagement/the-gender-lens-project
    • Wyoming Women's Legislative Caucus

    • Grant: $1000
    • Leap Into Leadership Conference sponsorship

    • Impact:

      “Working with The Equipoise Fund really made the difference! Their gift helped us not only host the event, but also gave two women, who may not have been able to come otherwise, the opportunity to attend on scholarship. That is why we are all here – to help women soar!”

      -Kate Debow Hayes, Planning Coordinator, Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus

    • Find out more at: http://www.wyowlc.org
    • GAP!

    • Moran Elementary School Pilot Program

    • Grant: $1500
    • Seed funding

    • Impact:

      “Girls Actively Participating! (GAP!) is grateful to The Equipoise Fund for providing the means for a nine week pilot program at Moran Elementary School during the fall of 2020. GAP! worked with girls in second through fifth grades, providing a space to be brave while experimenting with concepts related to communication, self-esteem, social-emotional learning, and self-care through games, role play, conversation, and artistic expression.”

      -Charlotte Souter, GAP! Assistant Director
    • Find out more at: http://www.gapjh.org/