As a pioneer in ethical cacao sourcing with a commitment to economic justice, we are excited to launch a partnership with a wonderful, mission-aligned organization, the Boston Women’s Fund (BWF). Now through Mother’s Day (Sunday May 9, 2021), 15% of all Taza website sales will be donated to BWF.
UPDATE: Dollar for Dollar Match Committed
You will be giving even more through your purchases. The Fish Family Foundation has committed to doubling the final tally of 15% of online purchases!
Founded in 1984, the Boston Women’s Fund was the first women’s foundation in Massachusetts and one of the first in the United States. BWF envisions a world where power, opportunity, and access are not limited by gender. BWF works to achieve this by advocating for and investing in grassroots organizations and community solutions led by women+ and girls* to advance racial, economic, social and gender justice in Greater Boston and beyond.
BWF is guided by the principle that the women+ and girls most impacted by racial, economic, gender, and social injustice are best positioned to propose and implement solutions to the challenges impacting them, their families and communities. Women+ and girls are often driving grassroots movements and systems change work to improve their communities, but their work is far less likely to be funded.
*References to women+ refers to women, girls and people who identify as women, including transwomen, those who identify as femme, nonbinary and/or genderfluid.
THE NEED: WHY WOMEN+ AND GIRLS
Only 7% of foundation support nationally goes to women+ and girls. (Dale, et al., 2018). According to the Ms. Foundation, the picture is even starker for women+ and girls of color, with only 2% of funding directed to organizations and programs serving this group.
Women+, and women+ of color in particular, have been significantly impacted by the pandemic. Though men outnumber women+ in the labor force, monthly job loss numbers show women+ representing from 100% of jobs lost (December 2020) to 80% (January 2021). Unemployment, housing insecurity, food insecurity, increased childcare, the demands of remote learning, loss of health insurance, increases in domestic violence, mental health challenges…. Women+ and their children are disparately impacted by the pandemic. An investment in women+ has a ripple effect; women+ reinvest 90% in their families and communities (Forbes 2017).
THE BOSTON WOMEN’S FUND'S COMMITMENT
100% of donations received will go to COVID-19 and racial justice responsive grants for grassroots organizations led by women+ and girls.
HOW CAN I DONATE?
15% of every Taza online purchase through Mother’s Day May 9, 2021 will be donated to the Boston Women’s Fund. Click here to shop now. If you would like to donate additional funds, use this link and note Taza in the comments.