Empowering Girls

Like you, we want all girls to believe in themselves and realize they matter.

With your support, the Foundation’s 4-year Girls’ Fund grants engage girls during a critical phase in their lives. The funded programs are tailored for ages 9 to 13, when self-confidence often plummets and rates of depression soar. In a supportive, all-girl environment, participants build the confidence, resilience, and critical thinking they need to face life’s challenges. Depending on the program, the core activities include:

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Through fun and collaborative activities, girls build confidence in science and technology, which are fields where women are underrepresented.

SPORTS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
While many girls drop out of sports in adolescence, these programs encourage them to participate in confidence-boosting physical and outdoor activities.

MEDIA LITERACY AND CRITICAL THINKING
Girls learn to identify and challenge the stereotypes and negative messages they see in media and advertising. They also use creative tools and outlets to express themselves in empowering ways.

INDIGENOUS CULTURE AND COMMUNITY
Celebrating cultural roots and traditions together helps girls in Indigenous communities to bond and develop a strong sense of belonging.

MENTORING
Younger girls have a valuable opportunity to connect with a trusted older peer, while these mentors get to practice their leadership skills and become role models.

THANK YOU to our donors and partners for supporting our Girls’ Fund programs.