1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

1DF Voices: Empowerment Through Rejection

When Emily Szabo, a Case Western Reserve University student who serves on our Student Advisory Board, came to us with an idea for a blog about empowerment through rejection, we knew it was just the right topic for our next 1DF Voices blog.  After receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Emily is now a doctoral

1,000 Dreams Fund Announces NEW Grant Opportunity for Women Students in Gaming and Esports, Powered by JBL!

We’re beyond excited to announce a new partnership with JBL to launch the JBL Quantum Grant with 1,000 Dreams Fund to help amplify the voices and jumpstart the careers of women students in esports.  APPLY NOW! Together, we are on a mission in 2021 to identify and support women students interested in pursuing careers in

Music To Our Ears! Announcing the NEW Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholars Fund

Do you know that, in 2020, only 20.2% of artists featured in songs that made the Top 100 charts were women?! And, that only 2.6% of all music-producing positions across the Billboard Hot 100 songs are held by women!? For these reasons — and so many more ­— we believe that supporting and empowering young

Announcing 1DF Fireside Chat With Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter ILA Paliwal and DJ Aasheesh “ShiShi” Paliwal

This latest news we have for you is music to our ears — literally! We are so thrilled to be announcing a NEW scholarship fund for women in music and an intimate Fireside Chat with two leaders in the music industry. On Wednesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. EST, 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF) will be

1,000 Dreams Fund Announces Our 2021 BroadcastHER Academy Esports and Gaming Fellows

Last year, we announced the expansion of a life-changing opportunity for women in gaming — 1DF’s BroadcastHER Academy (powered by Allied Esports and HyperX Gaming). This esports and gaming fellowship program for women has already changed the game — literally! — for our 10 fellows who received the grant in 2020. And, today, we are JUST

1,000 Dreams Fund’s 4th Annual Women’s History Month ‘Streams For Dreams’ Twitch Charity Fundraiser Was a Slam Dunk

  For the whole month of March — in honor of Women’s History Month — broadcasters have been fundraising for 1DF’s fourth annual Streams for Dreams (#Streams4Dreams) Twitch Charity Fundraiser Event that supports the 1DF-Twitch BroadcastHER Grant Program for women streamers. Check out this thank you video from 1,000 Dreams Fund Founder and Ceo, Christie Garton.

Full STEAM Ahead! Paliwal Club of 100 Returns In 2021 With BIG News!

In honor of Women’s History Month, 1,000 Dreams Fund is proud to announce that, in partnership with the Ila and Dinesh Paliwal Foundation, we are EXPANDING the Paliwal Club of 100 Scholarship Fund into the Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholars Fund — with increased funding available for winners! We launched this program in 2019, specifically

Meet our 1,000 Dreams Fund BroadcastHER Initiative ‘Dream Team’ Stream Team!

1,000 Dreams Fund is thrilled to announce our FIRST EVER BroadcastHER Initiative Dream Team — a dedicated group of 10 women ambassadors in esports, broadcasting, and gaming who are helping us make dreams come true through their support of our BroadcastHER Initiative.  We assembled this rock-star stream team during the winter, and they’ve already helped

Vegas Proud! Our First BroadcastHER Academy Trip Of The Year Was Winning!

On March 12, we kicked off our first visit of 2021 to the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with four of our JUST ANNOUNCED BroadcastHER Academy Fellows! In the mix on this trip, we had BroadcastHER Academy Fellows @topaztvee, @laplios, @thehotdish, and @kallistakaines along with 1,000 Dreams Fund

Celebrating International Women’s Day with the ‘CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE’ Global Forum Event

What do an Olympian, a lawyer-turned-nonprofit founder, and C-Suite business executives have in common? They all chose to challenge the status quo — to break down barriers — and through force of determination, stamina and ingenuity, forge their own path. How did they do it? What challenges did they face? What can we learn from