Boston – Get Girls Going has been awarded $50,000 by the Boston Foundation’s Open Door Grant program to continue empowering Black teen girls to create social enterprises.
Open Door Grants are competitive grants designed for organizations whose focus is in Greater Boston and whose values align with those of the Boston Foundation. Grants are awarded twice each year and are selected by Boston Foundation staff and a committee of reviewers from the community. Funds for Open Door Grants come from the Boston Foundation’s Permanent Fund for Boston, Greater Boston’s only endowed funding source that focuses on the pressing needs of Greater Boston. The Permanent Fund has been made possible by more than 100 years of gifts from those who seek to support innovative solutions to the region’s most pressing problems.
“This grant will allow us to provide more seed funding to Black teen girls at Get Girls Going. Seed funding is a resource so many Black teen girl entrepreneurs do not get anywhere else.”A remark made by Nana Younge, Founder & Executive Director at the 2022 Summer Pitch Day
Get Girls Going was founded in 2015 in Lowell, MA and has since moved its headquarters to Boston MA where it serves 50 Black girls annually through the 6 week intensive summer incubator, community events, workshops, and one on one coaching. Get Girls Going is looking forward to building upon the success of the Boston chapter by expanding its reach to serve Black teen girls in Worcester Massachusetts in 2023.
Information about the Boston Foundation
The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation, brings people and resources together to solve Boston’s big problems. Established in 1915, it is one of the largest community foundations in the nation—with net assets of $1.3 billion. In 2020, the Foundation and its donors paid $215 million in grants to nonprofit organizations. The Foundation works in close partnership with its donors, with more than 1,000 separate charitable funds established for the general benefit of the community or for special purposes. It also serves as a major civic leader, think tank and advocacy organization, commissioning research into the most critical issues of our time and helping to shape public policy designed to advance opportunity for everyone in Greater Boston.