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How Micro-Grants Make a Macro Difference

The college experience has changed dramatically over the years. When many Boomer women went to college, junior year abroad was a dream reserved for only the wealthiest of students. Women came into college on a pretty even footing from high schools all over the nation. Some women worked past marriage, but many still chose to

First-Generation College Students Face Big Obstacles – Which is Why They Need Our Support

“First-generation college student.” These are words that make family members puff up with pride. They made it – both as an individual and as a family. There’s a lot of pressure on these students. A lot of hopes and dreams are riding on them, and not just their own. Support our “Girls on the Rise”

1,000 Dreams Fund’s #NewFaceofTech challenge named a finalist in 2017 Shorty Social Good Awards!

We at the 1,000 Dreams Fund love giving props to all young women striving for their dreams! Today we are giving ourselves a hat tip. The 1,000 Dreams Fund was recently named a finalist in this year’s Shorty Social Good Awards, which honors the best influencers, brands and organizations on social media that are making an

Why Micro-grants to Young Women in Need Matter

Imagine trying to support a family of four on $25,000 – or less. That’s the current poverty threshold. Growing up under those constraints spurs many young women to vow that their future will be different. And they know that the first step toward that future is a college degree. The second step is picking that

College Finances Hit Young Women Harder Than Men – And Has Lifelong Consequences

Did you know? More young women than young men drop out of college for financial reasons. Young women also feel less prepared to manage their overall finances than do young men. This financial uncertainty has lifelong consequences. Support our “Girls on the Rise” with a donation today! Financial challenges face every college student, even those

This holiday season you can help young women reach their dreams!

No matter their economic status, the majority of young women know that a college degree is necessary for a career.  They’ve heard and read about the high cost of college tuition and room/board.  They know they have to buy books, but they still may be shocked at the sticker price. Support our “Girls on the

1,000 Dreams Fund Kicks Off Our First-Ever Annual Fundraiser & YOU Could Win a Trip to the Olympic Trials!

The holiday season is here and we have a big announcement for you – consider it an early gift! The 1,000 Dreams Fund is excited to announce that we’re kicking off our first-ever annual fundraiser #FundGirlsOnTheRise with World Cup Ski Jumper and member of USA Nordic, Abby Ringquist, leading the charge. It has been Abby’s

Selena Davant Spreads Good Vibes With Her ‘Smile A Day’ Mission

Selena Davant took a dark time in her life–a painful breakup–and found something to smile about.  In 2016, the art director, content creator, photographer, videographer and digital campaign director launched Smile A Day, a social media-driven project that captures smiling portraits of people. She asks them:  “What makes you happy and why?” With her passion

Congratulations to Our “#MyCollegeCosts” Challenge Winners

Did you know? 74% of students can’t afford the important costs of college. This past October we brought you a big announcement: the 1,000 Dreams Fund was teaming up with Charles Schwab to launch #MyCollegeCosts, a new challenge seeking to fund the “hidden costs of college” for young women in America. The response was overwhelming. We received over 550+