Mary's Pence - Funding Women. Changing Lives.
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Envisioning a world where empowered women and their communities flourish in solidarity and justice. Providing resources and support to make it happen.

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Women who experience injustice are best able to determine effective solutions. All projects supported by Mary’s Pence are led by women for the benefit of women and their communities. Women centered includes cis women, trans women and non-binary people.

Photograph of the group of women that comprises CEPROSI.

Nicaraguan Women at the Heart: A Story of Accompaniment

“At the heart of our work are the women,” explains Gilda Larios, ESPERA Team Lead. This is the profoundly intentional notion behind our work.

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Our partners are women’s organizations formed to meet a need within their community. Their work is organic and responsive, and so is our support. We collaborate to meet new and changing needs.

Photograph of a woman standing behind a table selling bags that she has hand-sewn herself.

Confronting Conflict with Community

“These women are so community minded,” Stock says. “Everything they do, they are a community of women; they’re a group.”

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Mary's Pence Grants Program


We deliberately and intentionally address systemic injustice by supporting women who change policies, build capacity, amplify women’s voices, and more in order to create lasting social change.

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Cooking Up Social Change

Stephanie and her friends and co-workers first met at a support group where they talked about overcoming barriers to dignified work.

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Our Programs

Mary's Pence Grants

Funding and support for women’s social justice organizations working in the United States.


ESPERA Community Lending Pools

A uniquely holistic approach to micro-lending and accompaniment for women in Central America and Mexico.