In addition to support from the estates of Barbara Deming and Mary Meigs, the Fund relies on general donations and the interest of women in the arts and letters to increase our base. This past year over fifty percent of our donors were former grantees.

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Some of our Grantees in the past ten years

Sachiko Akiyama, Zelda Alpern, Selena Anderson, Judith Arcana, Mira Bartok, Lory Bedikian, Beverly Bell, Mary Jo Bole, Gayle Brandeis, Lois Cremins, Angie Cruz, Pat De Caro, Debra Dean, Stella Pope Duarte, Cynthia Gaver, Kelle Groom, Harmony Hammond, Ghida Hamze-Sinno,Yona Harvey, Kathleen Holmes, Adele Leibowitz, Jan Heller Levi, Marisol Martinez, Shara McCallum, Farnoosh Moshiri, Eileen Myles, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Leslea Newman, Julia Older, Sharon Olinka, Emily Raboteau, Aleida Rodriguez, Evelyn Rogers, Willa Schneberg, Elena Schwolsky-Fitch, Laura Seftel, Faith Shearin, Erin Soros, Susan Stinson, Phyllis Stowell, Cheryl Strayed, Julija Sukys, Peggy Ann Tartt, Alice Templeton, Mary Ting, Natasha Trethewey, Lyrae Van Clief Stefanon, Valerie Wallace, Holly Wong, Fran Zell


We learn best to listen to our own voices if we are listening at the same time to other women - whose stories, for all our differences, turn out, if we listen well, to be our stories also. - Barbara Deming