In 2015, WOMEN’S WAY launched the Philly Girls Fund, the first youth grantmaking program specifically for teen girls in Philadelphia!
Why girls’ grantmaking?
WOMEN’S WAY believes that when teen girls are fully engaged—when their voices are heard, their opinions matter, and their unique perspective is respected—they commit themselves to improving their communities and their own lives. The Philly Girls Fund will empower a group of young women from local public and charter schools to affect change in their communities through youth-led grantmaking. Through training, support and interactive activities, WOMEN’S WAY will prepare the girls to think strategically, prioritize needs and allocate funds to selected organizations dedicated to fighting for gender justice, while empowering these promising teen leaders to understand the issues their grants will address and the impact of their work.
The WOMEN’S WAY Philly Girls Fund program will help teens develop a powerful philanthropic voice that positions them for growing leadership in the social justice community.
How can girls apply?
Click here to download the application and view the details. Any girl enrolled in a Philadelphia public or charter high school during the 2016-2017 school year is welcome to apply. Details for 2016 will follow.
How does the Philly Girls Fund work?
Through the Fall of 2015, participants will meet at the WOMEN’S WAY. Participants each receive a $100 stipend, tokens to get to and from meetings and the opportunity to present their grants at the 2016 WOMEN’S WAY Powerful Voice Award on April 28, 2016! Dinner will also be provided at each meeting.