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July 27, 2020

The Yelp Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to Fresh Start Women’s Foundation

The Yelp Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. These funds will benefit the life changing programs and services offered by Fresh Start.


(PHOENIX, AZ) – Fresh Start is honored to announce their receipt of a $50,000 grant from the Yelp Foundation. The funds will directly benefit the programs and services offered at the Jewell McFarland Lewis Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center in downtown Phoenix. The Yelp Foundation has been a long-time supporter of Fresh Start and its programs. 
“We are very appreciative to the Yelp Foundation for their continued investment in our organization and the women we serve, particularly amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty that it brings,” said President and CEO, Susan Berman. “These funds will allow us to continue to provide high quality programs that help women with employment, education goals, computer training, financial education, personal development and so much more.”
The Yelp Foundation has given more than $5 million since its founding in 2011 to support charitable organizations and activities addressing the needs of local communities, including education, access to information, freedom of expression and local economic development. 
“The Yelp Foundation is delighted to support the important work of the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. From computer literacy to small business startup training, the education, resources and support that the organization provides are crucial in helping women succeed. And when women succeed, the whole community benefits” Said Miriam Warren, Yelp Foundation Board Chair.
Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is a privately funded organization and relies on grants, generous donors, fundraising events and community support to continue serving women in the community. During these uncertain times, the support received from organizations like the Yelp Foundation is critical. Fresh Start sends it’s sincere thanks to the Yelp Foundation for their commitment to our community. 

About Fresh Start Women’s Foundation: Since 1992, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation has been on a mission to provide education, resources, and support for women to positively transform their lives and strengthen the community. The non-profit organization provides a variety of programs and services focusing on career, education, and life skills and offers supportive services to assist women over the age of 18 in reaching her full potential.  
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