December 21, 2017 at 9:47 am #62201
Girl Power Grants (GPG) is a philanthropic movement and girls’ giving group on a mission to make a difference.
Each year, our 100 members raise an individual $100 to fund a $10,000 grant that we award to a local nonprofit. We seek to fund projects that improve, and positively impact, the lives of youth in the greater Richmond community.
GPG is founded and operated by girls ages 12-17, and has chapters in over 15 schools across the region. So far, we’ve been able to grant over $20,500 into our community.
In 2016, we granted our first $10,000 to The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, who were able to use the money to fund an initiative that went in schools all over the region to combat the stigma associated with teenage mental health problems.
In 2017, we granted $10,000 to YoungLives Metro Richmond; a branch of YoungLife for teen moms. Our money went to sponsor multiple teen moms to attend summer camp and to be a part of the ministry that provides love and support to those navigating their new life.
It’s almost 2018, and we’re looking for the next grantee!
What We Are Looking For
GPG is seeking a nonprofit in the Central Virginia area who is positively impacting the lives of youth. We want an organization we can build a meaningful relationship with and that we can work together with to make a difference. We want you to be a part of our story.
How to Apply
Any 501(c)(3) in the Richmond area is eligible to apply! Attached you will find our grant guidelines and grant application. The guidelines highlight the specifics of the grants review process, but remember that your proposal is being pitched to middle and high school aged girls! Feel free to be conversational in your responses, as they will be read aloud to members.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018Applications will be reviewed in FebruaryThree finalists will be invited to “The Big Give” on March 14, 2018 to present and share their mission in person and outline the goals of what your organization could accomplish with our grant money. Afterwards, the girls will vote and our 2018 grantee will be announced. Check out videos from past Big Gives on the homepage of our website.The 2018 grantee will serve as our partner in philanthropy over the next year.
Learn more about us at http://www.girlpowergrants.org or on Facebook or Instagram.
We hope you’ll become part of our story as a 2018 grant applicant.
On behalf of everyone at Girl Power Grants, thank you for taking the time to read about our mission and for your consideration in applying for the 2018 grant.
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. Give us a call at (804) 461-1481 or email me, Morgan Rhudy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or better yet our Grants Co-Chair, Delaney Baratka email@example.com.
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