The Ann Bancroft Foundation opens the 2016 competition for a pair funding programs intended to help disadvantage girls and connect them with positive adult mentors.
Deadline: Oct. 1.
Since 1997, ABF has awarded Dare to Dream and Let Me Play grants to more than 3,000 Minnesota girls — connecting them to mentors, funding, and encouragement aimed at helping them reach their highest goals.
The Dare to Dream grants are awarded to girls between the ages of 10 and high school graduation to fund art, cultural, leadership, educational, and outdoor/wilderness experiences that enable them to explore the outside world and recognize their own abilities, values, and strengths in the process. The Let Me Play grants are awarded to girls between the ages of 10 and high school graduation to fund sport, athletic, and dance equipment or participation fees, giving them the opportunity to be part of a team, build strength and confidence, and push themselves.
To be eligible, each applicant must be a girl that resides in Minnesota and have an adult mentor.
Info: http://tinyurl.com/ngal9xf (NOFA).