2012 Activating Leadership: Leading for Impact

“By leading for impact, these women and girls are finding their voices, taking charge of their lives and changing their communities. They’re offering new solutions and helping to create systemic change, across the country and around the globe. Our grant committee is truly inspired by their work.”

– Reisa Brafman,

Social Consciousness Leader of Community Partnerships & Women's Initiatives

AfricAid: The Kisa Project

Grant: $10,000

America SCORES New York: Girls Literacy in Action

Grant: $15,000 plus $20,000 to expand to a second school

California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative

Grant: $20,000

Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness:
Next Generation Program

Grant: $30,000

Forward Together: Forward Together Youth

Grant: $30,000

GlobalGirl Media

Grant: $50,000

Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc.:
Mission Girls Youth Leadership Council

Grant: $20,000

N Street Village: Senior Peer Corps

Grant: $30,000

Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP): GO Girls

Grant: $40,000

RightRides for Women's Safety

Grant: $15,000 plus $5,000 for advocacy

Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP):
Dean Leadership Program and ELLA Fellowship

Grant: $25,000

Seattle Police Foundation: The If Project

Grant: $50,000

The Women's Collective:
Positive Leaders Uplifting Sisters (PLUS) Network

Grant: $50,000

Photo credit: Corbis-Scott Stulberg

World Pulse: Digital Action Campaigns

Grant: $40,000

Zoe's Place: Zoe's Cupcake Cafe

Grant: $20,000 plus $30,000 for extra hire