June 2017

GIRLS INC. OF METRO DENVER RECEIVES NATIONAL GRANT TO SUPPORT LOCAL GROWTH AND EXPANSION


Sonya Ulibarri
sulibarri@gidenver.org
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Girls Inc. of Metro Denver is proud to announce its three-year grant award of $125,000 to expand strategically to serve more girls growing up in low-income communities. A total of 17 grants were awarded to Girls Inc. affiliates in the U.S. and Canada, during the first round of funding totaling $3,525,000.

The S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation chose the Girls Inc. network for a $10 million investment, as a part of their visionary plan to invest in organizations capable of making a transformational difference in the lives of youth. The Girls Inc. national board led a campaign to match the Foundation's investment and will award $14.5 million in growth grants over the next 3 years.

"Girls Inc. of Metro Denver has a strong track record of making a measurable difference in the lives of girls," said Judy Vredenburgh, President and CEO of Girls Inc. "As a well-run, sound organization, they are poised for expansion and growth, preparing more girls for responsible and confident adulthood, economic independence and personal fulfillment. We are thrilled at the national level to recognize their impact and invest in their future success."
The mission of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.SM GIMD delivers gender-specific programs to over 2,200 girls each year from across the Denver metro area. These programs equip girls ages 6 to 18 to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. The organization is an affiliate of the national nonprofit Girls Incorporated, whose research-based programs and expertise on girls’ issues date back to 1864. For more information, go to www.girlsincdenver.org.
The vision of Girls Incorporated is empowered girls and an equitable society. We believe that girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender-stereotypes, to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm, to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success, to accept and appreciate their bodies, to have confidence in themselves, to be safe in the world and to be prepared for interesting work and economic independence.

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