Issues We Support
Issues Facing Girls
Girls often do not have access to gender-specific programming.
Women's Fund provides grants to organizations providing quality programming for girls. To date, we have awarded $707,683 to girl-serving organizations focused on self-development.
By the Numbers
Nearly one in four teen girls report having fewer than three adults they could go to if they were in trouble or needed help.
(source: Girl Scout Research Institute; Feeling Safe: What Girls Say, 2003)
Most anorexics and bulimics start in their teens, and more cases of eating disorders are being reported in girls age 8-11.
(source: Still on Shaky Ground)
40% of U.S. girls ages 11-17 surveyed said they do not play sports because they do not feel skilled or competent.
(source: Girl Scout Research Institute; The New Normal: What Girls Say About Healthy Living)
Stories of Success
La Plaza - 2011
Supporting the middle school mother-daughter program, which will encourage 75 Latina girls to continue their education and empower their mothers to help them.
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana - 2011
Supporting programming to allow 300 Latina girls to participate in troop, educational and leadership activities.
Girls Incorporated of Shelbyville/Shelby County - 2011
Grant for a computer lab upgrade for after school and summer programs. Women's Fund provided a grant in 2003 to initially fund the start of this computer lab. Girls Inc. serves 100-130 girls daily at its center.
of Greater Indianapolis
"While monetary support is always critical to any organization's success, we have been particularly appreciative of the thoughtfulness behind Women's Fund's support of Girls Inc. Jennifer and her staff ask timely questions to help them determine how support from Women's Fund might be best positioned at any given time. Sometimes their conversations lead them to direct their funding towards core operating support, or sustainable capacity building efforts so that we may become better positioned to serve girls in greater Indianapolis. We value this unique relationship with Women's Fund and are grateful for its strategic support of our mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold!"
President and CEO