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Our Investors

Completion GFC investors fund our mission through:

1. Donation
2. Corporate Sponsorship
3. In-Kind Donations

Current & Past Investors

AEGIS, CREW Foundation, Draper Richards Foundation, Give, The Heffernan Group, New Profit Inc., Nike, Rewards to Share, Sephora, Staples Foundation for Learning, Starbucks, World Outreach Ministries

Silicon Valley
Agilent, AT & T, Bank of America, Bernstein Family Foundation, Cadence, Camino Medical Group, Cisco Systems Foundation, Citigroup Foundation, Community Foundation , Deloitte, Electronic Arts Foundation, Eva Gunther Foundation, Ewomen Network, Flextronics, Franklin and Catherine Johnson Foundation, Genentech, Haynes Charitable Foundation, Hazen Family Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, June & Julian Foss Foundation, Junior League of Palo Alto Mid Peninsula, Inc., Juniper Networks, Kaiser Permanente, Lam Research Foundation, Lucile Packard Foundation, National Semiconductor, Norton Foundation, Palo Alto Community Fund, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Peninsula Community Foundation, Phil Black Family Foundation, Reddere Foundation,  Salesforce, Sandisk Corporation Fund, Sobrato Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, Synopsys Foundation, Talisman Systems Group, Inc., Technology Credit Union, The Drew Hoffman & Emily Wu Family Foundation, The Elaine S Elkin Living Trust, Tibco Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Yahoo, YWCA Mid Peninsula

American Express - PHX, Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, Arizona Foundation for Women, Avnet Inc., BHHS Legacy Foundation, Bryan Cave LLP, Carstens Family Fund, Charles A. Becker Foundation, Christine Broucek, Coyotes Charities, Deborah Carstens, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, Ford Motor Credit Company, Freeport-McMoran Cooper and Gold (formerly Phelps Dodge), IBIS Foundation of Arizona, Intel Corporation, Jan Vaughn, Jennifer Rue, June & Julian Foss Foundation (PHX), Leroy Thon and Ruth V. Thon Advised Fund, Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Mary Dougherty, Mattel Children's Foundation, Piurek, Inc., Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona, St Luke's Health Initiatives, Steele Foundation, TCF Bank, Tempe Community Council, The Boeing Company, University of Phoenix, Value Options, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust


Invest "From being in GFC, I learned that I can do anything as long as I put my mind to it. I learned about the importance of hard work, dedication, perseverance, optimism, and teamwork. I learned how powerful the voice of female youth can be." - Alina Din, GFC Team 15

Girls For A Change is committed to giving all girls the opportunity to fly, the opportunity to invent, and the opportunity to experience the spark that comes with seeing your own idea take form and make a difference. A gift to Girls For A Change supports a high leverage model of social change at the hands of middle and high school girls with broad, lasting impact.

  1. Donate Online
    To donate online to GFC through groundspring.org.
  2. Donate By Mail
    Send a check to Girls For A Change to support girls social change projects. If you want your donation to go to a specific site, please indicate Phoenix or Silicon Valley in the memo section of your check. Make checks payable to:
    Girls For A Change
    PO Box 1436
    San Jose, CA 95109
  3. Corporate Sponsorship: Join other local and national companies in partnering with Girls For A Change.

Contributions to Girls For A Change, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes.

You can also shop to benefit GFC!

Sephora project logo The Sephora Project, which presented the GFC National Tour in fall 2008, is supporting GFC's mission in stores with the Sephora Tote Bag and Change Purse. The Sephora Project is an initiative created to educate and empower women whose mission, like Sephora's, is to make the world a more beauty-full place.

"Girls For A Change is thrilled to partner with Sephora to help girls and women see themselveSephora project tote fronts as power, brilliant and beautiful. By donating proceeds from the purchase of these items, Sephora will be helping us reach thousands of girls who would otherwise not have the opportunity to learn how to create positive change in their communities and in their own lives," says Whitney Smith, CEO of Girls For A Change.

Sephora project change purse With The Sephora Project Change Purse you can change the world, one change purse at a time. Costing just $5, three dollars from each change purse will be donated to GFC. The Sephora Project Tote Bag, made from recycled bottles, let's you show off your support of GFC. When you purchase The Tote Bag ($12), six dollars from each bag will be donated to GFC.

Purchase these items in Sephora stores nationwide, online here or by calling 1-877-SEPHORA

Check out the change purse as featured gift in Lucky's Gifts that Give Back

Corporate Sponsorship

Connect1,000s of teen girls are discovering their power and changing the world...

Join them through Girls For A Change

Partnering with GFC enables your company to reach thousands of socially minded teen girls and women via our positive platform:

  • 3,000+ girls and women attend our inspiring events
  • 5,000+ more join our alumni and consulting network
  • 80,000+ girls, women and influencers connect through our Web site and outreach

EVENTS: Connect with Powerful Girls
The National Tour  2,500 girls each year participate in a social-change trainings, called Change Your World Trainings. Trainings include leanring about social change and getting started on GFC's 7 Steps or Project Planning!

Girl Action Teams  1,000s of girls annually join teams to identify and solve dire problems in their communities by planning, funding and implementing innovative and creative the social change projects.

School Events  GFC visits 100s of schools per year to recruit new Girl Action Team members.

Networking Nights  100s of girls, community leaders, professional women and power-brokers come together each month to inspire each other, expand their network, and share resources.

Spring Into Action  100s of girls take skill-building seminars on networking, public speaking, media relations, fundraising, project management and the political process to help them bring their innovative projects to life.

Leadership Trainings  100s of professional women coaches guide Girl Action Teams and attend up to 5 leadership trainings per year.

Completion Ceremony  National politicians, corporate leaders, media, educators, parents and community members at large celebrating girls for their positive contributions to changing the world!

WEB: Connect with Tech-Savvy Girls
GFC's web platform connects girls to each other, gives them a positive place to speak out and mobilize, and provides them with empowering interactive resources.

  Blogs,tools and a social change network for girls and women.
250,000 page views
82,000 visitors per month

Email Outreach and Digital Newsletter  GFC girl members, alumni, consultants, coaches, volunteers, corporations, schools and supporters.
5,000 subscribers

WISH LIST: Connect Girls with Resources

Representatives interested in corporate sponsorship may contact:

Linda Gold at [email protected] or Lori Fitzmaurice at [email protected]

Contributions to Girls For A Change, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes.

Wish List

GFC's wish list of equipment, space, services and other in-kind needs:

Host a networking hour at your home
Host a table at our FREE fall fundraising event

Video development and editing
Digital Video equipment
Video development a
Digital Photography equipment
Two laptops
Microsoft Office software
Adobe Acrobat
Graphics software
Office furniture
Event space for 200+ people

Graphic Design
Marketing, PR and media promotion
Event catering

Database consulting
Tax services
Grant Writing

For more information on donating, please contact:

Lori Fitzmaurice, Chief Development Officer: [email protected]

Girls For A Change wishes to thank the sponsors of the inaugural Girl Gala

November 12, 2010

Thank you for your generous support!


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