The mission of Aqua Foundation for Women is to serve and support the lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in South Florida through grants, scholarships, and initiatives.
Our annual grant program awards organizations in a variety of areas including health & wellness, women’s empowerment, LGBTQ homeless youth, transgender issues, cultural enrichment, equality and more.
We provide scholarships to beneﬁt students attending or entering college and who are active in the South Florida LGBTQ community. We identify emerging leaders and help them develop and grow through our scholarship program, which includes a component designed to facilitate collaborative and leadership skills.
Each scholarship recipient is paired with a mentor. The mentor’s objective is to lend support to the recipient with her education, personal development, and community goals.
AFW identiﬁes and targets the needs of the women’s community and develops initiatives designed to motivate our community to fulﬁll them.
We are pleased to introduce you to our new initiative, Aqua Cares!
We know that creating and sustaining powerful friendships requires us to be present and show up fully for the greater whole. That desire to create a greater sense of community and responsibility is why we created Aqua Cares; we want to be a gathering place where a group of likeminded people can connect to advocate and support the same interests our community seeks.
BUILDING ALLIANCES AND IDENTIFYING OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS
We create an open dialogue with our community through strategic partnerships and relationships with individuals and organizations invested in our shared vision. And, we build and strengthen relationships with mainstream organizations to foster the wellness and equality of LGBTQ women.
FOSTERING PHILANTHROPY AND BUILDING COMMUNITY
We encourage women to become invested in their community by volunteering and the act of giving and leading by example.