"Talent is everywhere. Opportunity is not."

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A new graduate of the Francine A. LeFrak Computer Training Program shows off her certificate.

The Francine A. LeFrak Foundation’s mission is to provide access to training, education and financial fluency for women to be economically secure and flourish. We believe that introducing women to the tools they need for financial courage enables them to face life’s challenges with strength.


The Francine A. LeFrak Wellness Center of New Jersey

The opening of The Francine A. LeFrak Wellness Center provides medical, behavioral, and dental diagnostic screenings, referrals, as well as, nutrition and healthy lifestyle support. The clinic is solely dedicated to our NJRC court-involved participants.

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Our Vision

The Francine A. LeFrak Foundation envisions a world where every woman can achieve financial fluency. We are the champions, equipping women with resources and confidence.

We partner with like-minded organizations and foundations providing opportunities for training and education that leads to success and broad impact.

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Celebrating International Women's Day

International Women’s Day has become not just a day to celebrate women and their accomplishments but a day of unity. A global call to action to bring women together in support of each other. Today, around the world, women are fighting for their rights to make their own choices, to have their voices heard, and for their seat at the table.


Francine A. LeFrak

Francine A. LeFrak is the President of the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation and the Same Sky Foundation Fund. A successful social entrepreneur, women’s rights advocate and philanthropist, Francine founded a trade initiative, Same Sky, to help women who were invisible become visible through the dignity of work. Her work with Same Sky began with survivors of the Rwandan genocide and continued in the US with women who were recently released from prison.

She has helped thousands of women and girls use their talents to find opportunities for success. Through job training programs and providing access to education, her foundations have paved pathways for people to rise out of poverty.

“The greatest philanthropy is the dignity of work.”

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our impact

Bridge2Rwanda Scholarship Program Recipient

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“Thank you for giving me the privilege to benefit from an American education and for helping the talent of women to shine from your wings; now I have a reason to live through financial independence."
Wesleyan University Class of 2022
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With our support for Bridge2Rwanda Scholarship Program Recipient

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"I am going to be exploring how to make an impact through consulting where I will be challenged to tackle some of the most pressing issues globally."
Junior in Computer Engineering at the University of Notre Dame
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With our support for Per Scholas: 
Women in Tech

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"Anoa lost her job during the pandemic. Thanks to Per Scholas, Anoa graduated in Spring 2021 with her CompTIA CySA+ certification. Though she received multiple job offers, she chose a role as a Lead Analyst and now earns $70,000/year."
Alumni of the Per Scholas: Women in Tech program
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With our support for Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

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Lan was unemployed before enrolling in BWI’s training program. After graduating, she landed her dream job as a Production Assistant on a television series, where she earns $21/hour.
Alumni of Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
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With our support for
Grace Institute
Administrative Professionals Program

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"This program has given me the ability to pursue a career, gain confidence and find the positive things in life again. I now have the self-esteem that I need to be successful in my new job."
Alumna of the Grace Institute Administrative Professionals Program