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Mother and Daughter

The G.L.E.W Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit created by Black mothers to support Black mothers.

G.L.E.W. is an acronym that reflects the first names of the maternal and paternal matriarchs of our founders: Gertrude, Lilian, Eula and Willie.  These courageous women overcame racism, sexism, domestic violence, death and poverty to pursue their vision for a brighter future for themselves and their children.

Our mission is to honor them by financially supporting mothers who are equally ambitious and who face similar obstacles on their path to greatness.

The G.L.E.W. Foundation
Supports Black Mothers Who Are...


Looking to build a better future for themselves and their family...


Ambitious with a BIG vision for their future despite their current circumstances...


Taking active steps to reach their full potential through education or entrepreneurial ventures.

Happy Friends

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

Maya Angelou

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