Enhancing Economic Opportunity through Entrepreneurship

August 1, 2004  • Jeremy Black

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The Ms. Foundation established CFWED in 1991 to support organizations helping low income women start and grow microenterprise, community-based, and cooperative businesses.

Since 1991 CFWED’s accomplishments include:

  • mobilizing $10.5 million to help low-income women find the means to support themselves and their families;
  • bringing together 40 individual, corporate and foundation donors over three grantmaking rounds in one of the first true national funding collaborations;
  • contributing knowledge to the field of enterprise development through the publication of research and training manuals.