From the Desk of Our Founder: College Advice & More!

Building the Next Great Generation Starts With Financial Literacy

“I can’t adult today.” It’s a standard funny line, and it’s funny because it’s so true. Young people have no problem standing up and taking care of themselves. They are creative, talented and adventurous. But financial life skills are often lacking from their education. Parents sometimes share their knowledge, but in families of lower economic

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”

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

DIY? 74% Of Students Can’t Afford Important College Costs

College is shockingly expensive — and I’m not talking about tuition. Yes, that’s a big figure (and climbing every year), but it’s not surprising. Students know what to expect on their tuition bills at the beginning of each semester. Universities and colleges, for their part, emphasize their accessible aid packages and scholarships. So what really

Announcing our new Student Advisory Board members for 2017-2018!

As you know well, the 1,000 Dreams Fund is all about supporting the awesome dreams of young women by funding the “extras” – those experiences like study abroad or college bound costs like college visits that can help accelerate personal growth and success. With that important mission motivating everything we do at 1DF, we are

From Our Founder’s desk: Meet our 2017 Fall Scholarship Recipients!

As founder of the 1,000 Dreams Fund, I’m thrilled to announce our fall “Class of 2017” scholarship recipients! These young women are doing some astounding things in their communities, and you’ll be meeting them in the weeks to come. We want to thank everyone who applied. You made our decision difficult! I also want to