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Activist Gloria Steinem

The Girl Effect

Increasingly, research indicates that funding programs which address the educational and health needs of girls are pivotal in creating sustained social change. Looking ahead, the Women’s Fund SouthCoast plans to grant programs that focus on the needs of preadolescent girls. We will actively solicit and initiate proposals in 2021.

The report of the Commission on the Status of Women – Girls Initiative 2020 MA Girls – What’s Your Status? will serve as a guideline for our granting.

The Girl Effect Video

This remarkable video dramatically demonstrates how the future of girls is the future of a community. We cannot progress as a society unless we take steps to advance girls. The Girl Effect was produced by the Nike Foundation, in collaboration with the NOVO Foundation and the United Nations.

What Drives Us

We imagine a world in which women and girls are valued and their voices heard.

Local Impact

The success of women and girls ripples through the community to make a more just place for all.

Why Give

Local women helping local women. We advocate, we advance. Our collective voice initiates change.

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