GSUSA aims to empower girls and to help teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and citizenship through activities including camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills. Girl Scouts’ achievements are recognized through rank advancement and by various special awards such as the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, […]
The Girl Effect is a concept that was initially created to illustrate the extraordinary potential of adolescent girls. Launched with a short film that caught the attention of global leaders at the 2009 World Economic Forum, the Girl Effect has since evolved into a global movement of supporters who believe girls are the most powerful […]
Chime for Change is a global campaign to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world. The campaign focuses on using innovative approaches to raise funds and awareness for projects promoting education, health and justice for girls and women. To date, Chime for Change has rallied support through […]
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences. IWPR works with policymakers, scholars, and public interest groups to design, execute, and disseminate research that illuminates economic and social policy issues affecting women and families […]
Crystal City, VA
New York, NY
Skiing, hiking, fishing, biking…girls belong in the great outdoors. And She Jumps can take them there. For creating this action-oriented nonprofit, founders Claire Smallwood and pro skier Lynsey Dyer were honored as Toyota Everyday Heroes.
You never know where you’ll find your purpose, or a new appreciation for the most ordinary things in life. Dr. Ebby Elahi, a surgeon and co-founder of Virtue Foundation, had one of those epiphanies after returning to the U.S. from Cambodia, where he’d encountered a baby girl who had been disfigured as the youngest known victim […]
The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. The nationwide network of food banks provides more than 3.6 billion meals to virtually every community in the United States through food pantries and meal programs. Learn more about how Feeding America is solving hunger.
New York, NY
Win transforms the lives of New York City homeless women and their children by providing a holistic solution of safe housing, critical services and ground-breaking programs they need to succeed on their own — so the women can re-gain their independence and their children can look forward to a brighter future.
New York, NY
Founded in 1974 by tennis legend, Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation is dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring all girls access to sports.
Are you passionate about empowering girls? Serve as a mentor and teach basic sport skills to elementary and middle school aged girls in PowerPlay NYC’s STARS Series after-school program.