Women’s Fund of Central Indiana and The Glick Fund
Girls Inc. is committed to building the resources necessary to serve girls for many years to come. We will move even closer to our goal this year due to the generous support of The Women’s Fund of Central Indiana and The Glick Fund, both funds of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.
We are excited to have a $50,000 capacity building grant from the Women’s Fund. The Women’s Fund is the expert resource on issues affecting women and girls in central Indiana. They are dedicated to “creating transformative and sustainable change” for women and girls through their grant-making. Their support will underwrite consulting work with Johnson Grossnickle and Associates to assess and develop strategies that will inform action items in our new 2014-16 strategic plan, under development later this spring. We are grateful to the Women’s Fund for their shared vision and support that will strengthen Girls Inc.
A generous grant of $200,000 from The Glick Fund will enable us expand programming in 2013 and support our long-term capacity building efforts with a challenge match. The Glick Fund was established by Gene and Marilyn Glick in 1998 to support a variety of causes in central Indiana.
The first $100,000 of the grant will underwrite programming for girls who live or attend school in Indianapolis’ far eastside neighborhoods. These neighborhoods hold a special significance for the Glick family as the site of some of the first properties developed by the Gene B. Glick Company. We are honored The Glick family and advisors have chosen Girls Inc. to help make a difference for girls in these neighborhoods.
The second $100,000 will provide a challenge match to inspire personal philanthropy. We are delighted to have this opportunity to double the impact of our donor’s generosity with a match from The Glick Fund
Thank you to the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana and the Glick Fund for investing in our mission and making it possible for us to inspire more girls to be strong, smart, and bold!
Comcast is preparing today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders by investing in mentoring, service and scholarship programs that inspire young people to achieve their goals. Girls Inc. is excited to have a recent grant of $12,500 from the Comcast Foundation to encourage girls to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)! Thanks to their support, we will break down barriers to participation in STEM by girls and connect them with female role models who can lead the way.
Since 1999, the Comcast Foundation has contributed $122 million to strengthen the communities where the company operates. Their generous grant of $12,500 will support Girls Inc. programs that engage girls in hands-on STEM projects and connect them with successful women working in STEM fields. More than 800 girls will participate in Lunch Bunch, Girls Inc. Operation SMART, Girls Inc. Summer Camp, and Girls Inc. Day. These programs equip girls with the confidence and skills to pursue their interests in STEM and consider higher education and non-traditional careers in fields like engineering or technology. Kaylyn, age 15, felt encouraged to pursue her passion for information technology during a Girls Inc. Lunch Bunch program. “They inspired me to dream big,” she said of the professional women who lead the program. “Hearing about their careers showed me how capable I am to become someone just like them. Now I want to be a Computer Engineer in software development. I believe I am capable of going into this field because they told me if I try my best that anything was possible.”
Thank you to the Comcast Foundation for helping us inspire all girls to follow their passions and become tomorrow’s leaders!
Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
The middle school and early high school years are full of social and emotional challenges that put girls at risk for dropping out of school. Girls Inc. is grateful for a recent two-year grant of $150,000 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust that will enable us to support girls through these crucial developmental years and put them on a path to future self-sufficiency.
The mission of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust is to “help people in need, especially women, children and families; to protect animals and nature; and to enrich community life.” The Trust supports organizations in Indianapolis and Phoenix, both places the late Nina Mason Pulliam called home. We are grateful for this recent grant from the Trust and would not be able to serve thousands of girls today without their generous and frequent past support.
Without a high school diploma, girls are likely to live in poverty as adults. With the support of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, we will prepare middle school girls to successfully make the transition to high school, while expanding our programming for girls ages 15-18. We will reach 1,100 girls with programs that equip them with conflict resolution skills, encourage them to set education and career goals, and foster a positive sense of self-worth. Furthermore, we will empower girls to set education and career goals post-high school that lead to increased self-sufficiency.
Thank you to the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust for investing in our mission and providing the financial support to help more girls become healthy, educated, and independent young women.
United Way of Central Indiana
Every year, United Way of Central Indiana provides a significant amount of support to Girls Inc. This funding helps us continue to provide programs that inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and boldSM! Visit www.uwci.org for more information about how the United Way of Central Indiana helps people learn more, earn more and lead safe and healthy lives.