Projects

The Shriver Report

The Shriver Report is an ongoing multi-platform media project of A Woman’s Nation, a nonprofit organization founded by Maria Shriver. The Shriver Report explores seismic shifts in American culture and society affecting women and their families and seeks to spark high-profile, high-impact national conversations about the status of American women, explore women’s shifting roles, evolving needs and emerging power across all areas of modern life, and call on our nation’s major institutions to recognize that women are now central to the key issues facing the nation, and to respond by putting women at the center of their policies and practices.

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Lovin' Scoopful

Co-founded by Maria Shriver and her brother, Tim Shriver, Lovin’ Scoopful is a premium ice cream company that donates 25% of its post tax profits ($50,000 minimum annually) to Special Olympics and other charities.

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Team Maria Best Buddies

TEAM MARIA rides in the Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle to raise awareness and funds in support of Best Buddies International. Team Maria has raised more than $1.2 million over the past five years.

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The Women's Conference

Hosted by Maria Shriver when she was California’s First Lady from 2003 to 2010, The Women’s Conference was the nation’s premier forum for women, empowering them to be Architects of Change in their own lives, their communities and the world. In 2010 alone, more than 150 of the world’s greatest voices, hearts and mind came together with 30,000 women to be educated, inspired and empowered. The Women’s Conference was also a global online community, where more than one million women gathered to learn how to truly change the world.

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The Minerva Awards

Created by Maria Shriver in 2004 when she was California’s First Lady, The Minerva Awards became the country’s most prestigious awards given to women “who serve on the front-lines of humanity,” celebrating their extraordinary legacies of service and contributions to California, the nation and the world. Named for the Roman goddess Minerva who graces the California State Seal, the awards honored 33 remarkable women and granted more than $500,000 to further their work.

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The Alzheimer's Project

An Emmy award-winning, four-part documentary series on HBO, The Alzheimer’s Project takes a close look at groundbreaking discoveries being made by the country’s leading scientists, as well as the effects of this debilitating and fatal disease both on those with Alzheimer’s and on their families. One of the films in the series, “Grandpa, Do you Know Who I Am?” was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for exemplifying “television with a conscience” and was based on Shriver’s best-selling children’s book dealing with Alzheimer’s. Maria Shriver served as co-executive producer alongside HBO’s Sheila Nevins.

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American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver

Peace Corps, VISTA, Community Action, Head Start, Legal Services for the Poor, Youth Corps, Job Corps, and more. Sargent Shriver invented a string of social initiatives that shaped an era and dared millions of young Americans to live out their ideals. Those who knew him—Bill Moyers, Andrew Young, political commentator Mark Shields, and so many others—have spoken of Shriver in the same breath as Martin Luther King, Jr., calling him a visionary of deep humanity who helped create a more just society. Executive produced by Maria Shriver, American Idealist brings Sargent Shriver’s story to life in this documentary which aired nationally on PBS on January 21, 2008. A powerful 90-minute depiction of practical activism, it offers a hopeful vision of what this nation could be and could do, based on the experience of what it once did when pushed by the civil rights movement and guided by the War on Poverty.

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WE Connect

Established by Maria Shriver in 2005, WEConnect is now run by The California Endowment and helps families learn about and connect to important programs that are available to them and may help them lead healthier, more financially secure lives.

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