Fund for Women and Girls Grants
Girls in Pájaro Valley Initiative
The Fund for Women and Girls is a newly created endowment meant to boost the economic growth of the county by supporting the needs of local women and girls.
Grants will be made to nonprofits from the fund in 2017 (through the application process described below), for a three-year pilot project to support the educational and social development of 30-40 girls from middle school (grades 6-8) in the Pájaro Valley through participation in the initiative's extracurricular program.
In developing the fund and the initiative, ideas and direction came from and advisory group of local education, nonprofit, government and other foundation and philanthropic leaders, including parents and classroom teachers.
Focusing on middle school aged girls was determined to be a critical stage in a young girl's life and determined to be an opportune place to start.
We seek proposals from youth-serving organizations able to form collaborative partnerships, of two or more organizations. The applicants must have a track record of serving youth in the Pájaro Valley and the ability to undertake work on behalf of the initiative.
The long-term goal is to see these girls graduate from high school, ready for college or technical training on their road to future success.