The Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation for Women and Girls believes that gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is fundamental to changing society for the better for all humankind.
We invite grant proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations for programs that:
Seek to educate, advance and empower women and girls beyond providing for immediate basic needs;
Implement and teach entrepreneurial principles, training and practices, including supporting the initial stages of new women-run enterprises;
Establish groundwork for long-term sustainability of women-owned enterprises;
Focus beyond basic needs of women to build intellectual, social, economic and emotional strengths;
Teach the skills of financial literacy, personal money management, business practices and job-seeking skills;
Support and guide women through the steps of business planning and forming their own enterprises;
Provide access to credit needed to start or grow micro-enterprises;
Provide access to finance and technical assistance to small and growing women owned and operated businesses in any sector of the economy;
Increase access to education for women, and support innovatively teaching strategies that increase the achievement of women and improve literacy levels.
Encourage women to put their financial knowledge into action by taking advantage of asset building services such as insurance, remittances, savings, matched savings, home ownership, and tax credit programs; and/or
Increase understanding of the role of financial education in changing financial behaviors and producing positive financial outcomes for participants.
Be a 501(c)(3) organization that has been in existence for three years at the time of application;
be engaged in work relevant to Foundation values, strategic objectives and priorities; and
demonstrate accountability and good governance.
Start-up costs or seed monies;
Annual fundraising drives;
Project undertaken by individuals;
General support (for first-time grantees); or
Capital costs, including equipment or real estate purchases/renovations.