Walker’s Legacy Foundation Receives $600,000 Three-Year Support From W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Walker’s Legacy Foundation Receives $600,000 Three-Year Support From W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Walker’s Legacy Foundation among grant recipients from an initiative by W.K. Kellogg Foundation to fund the national expansion of the organization’s 3-month entrepreneurship program for multicultural women. 

 Washington, DCJanuary 7, 2021—Walker’s Legacy Foundation, the nonprofit sister arm of Walker’s Legacy, is proud to announce that we have received $600,000 in funding from W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support programming designed to support women of color entrepreneurs. Specifically, with this support, Walker’s Legacy Foundation is excited to launch Women Who Enterprise.

Women Who Enterprise is an online three-month national financial literacy and entrepreneurship program designed to aid multicultural women manage their savings, increase financial literacy awareness, gain entrepreneurship skills, and reduce childhood and family poverty.

This grant will assist with program expansion and management, implementation and execution including technology portal development, marketing outreach, and community engagement, research and evaluation for Women Who Enterprise. This initiative, a technology-based – cohort modeled, national financial literacy and entrepreneurship program designed to meet low-income women at the early stages of business development, addresses both the challenges of generational family poverty as well as business equity and access. 

Women Who Enterprise is rooted in the premise that providing business and financial literacy technical assistance support to micro-enterprises led by minority women will aid them in personal, family and business savings, has the potential to increase household income through the formalization of successful businesses and can aid in the reduction of child and family poverty within minority communities.

“Walker’s Legacy is not only honored to receive this grant but also to be able to provide women of color with resources and information to help them advance. We are excited to provide people with tools they usually wouldn’t be given to have financial freedom,” said  Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder & CEO of Walker’s Legacy. 

For more information on this grant and Women Who Enterprise visit the link here. For future partnership opportunities contact Rachel Wertz at rwertz@walkerslegacy.com. 

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