$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

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