Masala Giving Circle Announces Annual Grant Awardees



Today, the Masala Giving Circle, a philanthropic organization of African-American women, will hold its annual Grant Awardee Ceremony at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Nearly $20,000 will be provided to four organizations with missions to improve the quality of life for African-Americans in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

The grantees are as follows: $8,858 to We Care Manatee, for supporting breast health care for black women; $5,352 to DIVAS of Sarasota, a mentoring and leadership program for female students in grades seven to 10, to support a college experience program; $2,500 to Hope Family Services, to provide multicultural hair products for victims and survivors of domestic violence; and $1,462 to J5 Experience, a youth and adult female empowerment organization, to provide a self-image program for youth leaders called “The Dream Experience.”

Since its founding, the Masala Giving Circle has awarded nearly $60,000 back into the community.

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