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Girls Inc.: Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.

It's good to be a girl in this world today. I like being a girl because I can speak for myself. I can stand up for myself. Being a girl makes me strong.

Girls Inc. Corporate and Foundation Partners

American Express Foundation

The American Express Foundation supports Girls Inc.'s commitment to grow our network. Funding from the Foundation will be used to develop more effective leadership within our network and improve our efforts to serve more girls as we inspire them to be strong, smart, and bold.

Learn more about the American Express Foundation.


The Coca-Cola Foundation

Since its inception, The Cola-Cola Foundation has partnered with organizations to have a meaningful impact in communities around the globe. The Coca-Cola Foundation and Girls Inc. have partnered to bring the Step It Up Challenge to our network. A part of our Mind + Body initiative, this program is designed to encourage girls, along with staff, volunteers and family members, to increase their daily activity level by taking more steps.

Learn more about The Coca-Cola Foundation .



Girls Inc. is proud to partner with Dove ® in building positive self-esteem and inspiring all women and girls to reach their full potential. By bringing self-esteem workshops to local affiliates, and supporting the Girls Inc. Mind+Body Initiative, Dove ® and Girls Inc. are giving girls knowledge and skills to form and maintain a healthy, positive sense of self.

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Throughout April 2013, JCPenney customers were invited to round up their purchases and donate the difference to support the Pearl Fund by Georgina Chapman, a scholarship fund for Girls Inc. established by the Marchesa designer for which is was named. The $1,200,000 raised through this initiative was used to award college scholarships to outstanding Girls Inc. program participants and alumnae. 


Lilly Endowment Inc.

Lilly Endowment Inc. and Girls Inc. are working together to measure the difference Girls Inc. makes in the life of each girl we serve. The network-wide tracking system we are implementing in partnership with the Endowment will provide concrete data on the positive impact we have on girls and enable us to better meet their needs.

Learn more about the Lilly Endowment.


Lockheed Martin

A one-year, $500,000 grant will engage Lockheed Martin employee volunteers with 500 girls ages 9-12 at ten Girls Inc. affiliates.The partnership is an extension of last year's pilot program, in which Lockheed Martin employees mentored girls at affiliates in Denver, Houston, Philadelphia, Syracuse (NY) and Pinellas Park (FL). Results from this pilot included girls reporting an increased interest in studying STEM in school, a greater willingness to be “scientific” by getting messy and trying new things, a real understanding of their experiences with female role models, and heightened awareness that STEM is as much for girls as boys. Sites joining the expanded program include Atlanta, Dallas, Huntsville (AL) and Washington D.C. and an additional virtual site in Delaware later this year. 


National Grid

Girls Inc. is a proud partner of National Grid and shares their commitment to support programs designed to help improve the quality of life in the communities in which we live, work and play. Funding from National Grid supports summer STEM programming for girls at affiliates in New York and Massachusetts, helping expose girls to the potential for careers in science and math.

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Scarborough & Tweed

Girls Inc. would like to acknowledge Scarborough and Tweed’s commitment to investing in organizations that make a positive impact on society.  Their gift supports the strengths in each girl, helping them to be strong, through healthy living, smart, through academic enrichment, and bold, by developing critical life skills.

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UPS Foundation

Girls Inc. thanks The UPS Foundation for their ongoing commitement to innovative ideas that leverage the strength of UPS and its people to address the many challenged facing the communities they serve. Their generous contributions will help us implement a system for tracking outcomes and establish a set of girl-level results, providing the benchmarks we need to maintain the high quality of our programming as we work to meet ambitions goals for growth network-wide.

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The Voya Foundation
(formerly ING U.S. Foundation)

Girls Inc. is proud to partner with the Voya Foundation to bring critical financial education to girls. Through the Voya-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge, teams of teen girls build and manage diversified, real-time $50,000 portfolios over three years with the support of Voya Financial™ employee volunteers. After three years, two-thirds of any gains are paid by the Voya Foundation to the girls in the form of scholarships for post-secondary education; one-third of gains are granted to the local Girls Inc affiliate to support programming. The program began in New York, Denver, Los Angeles and Alameda County in California and subsequently expanded into Washington D.C., Houston, metro Atlanta, Holyoke, Jacksonville and Minneapolis.


W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Girls Inc. is proud to work with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to bring quality literacy programming to vulnerable girls across the country. In partnership with WKKF, Girls Inc. will provide a literacy program in which formal and informal educators collaborate to increase the reading proficiency, demonstrating positive outcomes while remaining flexible enough to fit the needs and resources of the affiliate, the school and the community.

For more information, please visit the W.K. Kellogg Foundation website.