GIRLS GIVING GRANTS 2ND ANNUAL GIFT TO CAROLINE MISSION
St. Louis, April 25, 2016– The Girls Giving Fund of the St.
Louis Community Foundation, a collective grantmaking group of high school
girls, awarded a $3600 grant to Caroline Mission at their second annual grant
celebration on Sunday, April 24. The 36 members of Girls Giving each gave $100
and collectively determined the grantee after a year long process of reviewing grant
proposals, site visits, and learning about grant making. This year marks the
second year of grantmaking – now totaling two grants awarded and giving $6300
to the St. Louis community.
Girls Giving is a collective-giving
organization and the youth initiative of the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund.
Young women enrolled in grades 8 through 12 as of September 1 have participated
in a curriculum teaching them about grants, financial review of a non profit,
and skills needed for their site visits to four local nonprofits who submitted
grant proposals to Girls Giving.
Each member of Girls Giving
contributes an annual donation of $100. The group combines all donations and
awards that sum in the form of a grant to a local nonprofit(s) selected by the
group. Through this cooperative giving model, Girls Giving is able to give more
as a group than each member could give individually. Together, Girls Giving
makes a big difference.
This year the Girls Giving $3600
grant will fund a specific program of providing baby items for infants
attending the Caroline Mission Early Childhood Education Program.
This year’s group of girls came from nine different schools including: Crossroads High School, Westview Middle School (Riverview Gardens
School District), MICDS, John Burroughs School, Clayton High School, Ladue High
School, Nerinx, Villa Duchesne, and Parkway West.
Girls Giving is a donor fund of the St. Louis
Community Foundation and a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization