Announcing the Spring 2024 Grant Recipients

We are pleased to announce the Plutus Foundation’s Spring 2024 grant recipients. For this round, we received a significant number of excellent submissions, and we are happy to announce the recipients.

Here are the grant recipients for the Spring 2024 cohort.

Hello, Money! Bootcamp

The Hello, Money! Bootcamp is a 3-part workshop that enables women of color early in their careers to feel more confident about their current finances and the future of their finances.

An in-person boot camp will be held in Los Angeles, California, facilitated by Lissa Prudencio, AFC®, CFEI®. An on-demand workshop will be made available online to help scale the program’s reach.

About the founder

Lissa Prudencio

Lissa Prudencio is a personal finance creator, speaker, and business owner who started Wealth for Women of Color in 2022 to give BIPOC women a safe space to openly talk about money and building wealth.

After starting her career in music licensing at Fox Sports, Lissa spent 11 years at Google/YouTube in business strategy and operations positions. Her expertise across all business areas enabled her to build businesses, break barriers, and wear many hats outside of her corporate roles.

We are happy to extend and renew our support of a previous grant recipient:

Future Millionaire Money Camp for Kids

The Money Camp for Kids offers an engaging and informative learning opportunity from home.

The four-week curated learning experience is designed for students ages 8-14. Students are introduced to money management fundamentals and proven strategies to help young students practice and apply money behaviors and make wise money decisions using relevant examples.

Each week there are 60 minutes of live instruction which explores a valuable money lesson through playful activities, discussion, demonstrations, and videos. Each training component is designed to deliver financial knowledge and quick wins. The money topic is reinforced through self-paced activities and action items to be completed during the week before the next session of live instruction.

About the founder

Holly Reid

Holly Reid Toodle, CPA is an award-winning author, speaker, and Certified Financial Education Instructor dedicated to helping student audiences manage their finances as responsible stewards. She is the founder of The Master Playbook, a financial education and wellness company that has educated thousands of people through her book, Teach Your Child to Fish: Five Money Habits Every Child Should Master, financial $martCards, speaking engagements, and online courses using sound financial principles, practical tips, and her personal experiences.

As a personal finance advocate, Holly is on a mission to motivate, inspire, and help others break the cycle of paycheck-to-paycheck living and create a legacy worth leaving. Holly’s philosophy is grounded in the basic principles of living debt-free, saving for the future, and investing wisely. She believes each person has the power to create a healthy financial future and is equipped to meet people where they are on their financial journey. She enjoys peach cobbler, Motown Classics, and traveling with her husband, Gene.

Through the grant application process, the Plutus Foundation is introduced to new endeavors in personal finance media. When we can, we are thrilled to be able to support projects beyond the scope of our grants. This year, we are excited to offer a sponsorship to:

Money Fears Podcast

The Money Fears Podcast is a transformative, growing platform dedicated to addressing financial literacy within the queer and trans populations. Through candid discussions and expert insights, the podcast delves into the most vulnerable aspects of personal finance, including fears, mistakes, and obstacles from LGBTQ+ around the world.

By sharing authentic stories and practical guidance, the podcast aims to destigmatize money-related anxieties, empower listeners to take control of their financial futures and dismantle systemic barriers to economic education.

About the founder

K Kenneth Davis

K. Kenneth Davis, widely recognized as “The Trans Capitalist,” is a coveted financial resource for the queer community, placing a specific emphasis on empowering transgender people of color. A relentless advocate for change, K. Kenneth Davis is on a mission to eradicate systemic poverty and economic discrimination within the LGBTQ+ community, particularly focusing on the challenges faced by trans people of color. His dedication extends to defending the oppressed and marginalized against the tenets of capitalism.

His overarching mission is to empower the queer community, especially queer individuals of color, enabling them to seize control of their financial well-being, both emotionally and mentally. By dismantling the chains of generational poverty, Kenneth empowers individuals to reach their long-term financial goals, irrespective of the prevailing economic climate.

Thank you to everyone who applied for our Spring 2024 grants. We are always grateful to see the creativity, diversity, and expertise that continue to define this community.

Congratulations to this season’s grant recipients. If you are interested in receiving support from the Plutus Foundation for your financial literacy project, subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear when the next round of grants is available for submissions.

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