1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

Stuff We Love 2018: ​Find out what our 1DF women are crushing on this year!

It’s that time of the year again! Stuff We Love is back! In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked our community of young women around the country for the influencers, movements and role models that you look up to. And you answered! Our 1,000 Dreams Fund, Student Advisory Board and social networks sent us the people and

Soccer Player Jasmine Henderson Empowers Young Women Through Her World Record

Jasmine Henderson does it all. The former professional soccer player is also a motivational speaker, single mom and author. Off the field, she’s made it her life’s mission to fight for gender equality and to use her story to empower young women. In April 2017, she and 29 other women from 20 different countries set

Shout Out Abby Ringquist As She Heads to the 2018 Winter Olympics – And Win!

Calling all fans of the Olympics! We have one of our #funded girls headed to the Winter Games! The 2018 Winter Olympics are here and we’re so excited to announce that U.S. Women’s Ski-Jumper Abby Ringquist’s dream came true and she is headed to her first-ever Olympics! Abby’s “never give up” attitude and commitment to

1,000 Dreams Fund’s ‘#FundGirlsOnTheRise’ fundraiser winner Casey recaps her VIP experience at the Olympic Trials

1,000 Dreams Fund and Olympic-bound ski jumper Abby Ringquist have teamed up for our first-annual fundraiser, #FundGirlsOnThe Rise.  After reaching our first goal of $15,000, we randomly selected a donor to attend the Olympic Trials for Women’s Ski Jumping in Park City, UT on December 30th & 31st, 2017. Here is winner Casey’s recap of her

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”

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