$1 Million Up for Grabs . . . Seriously!

Sometimes governments do wonderful things, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demonstrated last month by announcing the Secretary’s Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the award will be given to help support two  of “the most pioneering approaches to the political, economic, and social empowerment of women and girls around the globe,” giving them each up to $500,000 to further their mission. They’re specifically looking for potential solutions to health barriers, poverty, legal constraints, educational inequities, violence, food insecurity, and climate change.

Want in? You or your organization has until June 21 to submit a concept paper which should describe the innovative ways you have empowered women and girls, how your actions have been successful, and how they could be supported and further developed with additional financial support. Go here for all the details. Good luck!

Melanie Abrahams

2 responses to “$1 Million Up for Grabs . . . Seriously!

  1. I love this reaching out and I think it is small groups of people that will change and enlighten the world. However I must admit that as an American woman who has always felt I have a lot to give and several projects I've worked on in the interest of adding peace to the world, I personally can never catch a break financially. I've worked but now am about to run out of unemployment and who knows what will happen. I have been a victim of domestic violence in the past which only makes me care even more about peace in the world. I would like to make the point that artistically and otherwise it can be very hard for a poor American woman to benefit from grants. These days it seems that only organizations can benefit and also the grant requesting process seems to be very complicated. I just wanted to give people a point to consider.

    Sincerely, Cheryl Dolabany

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