1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

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+

Meet Our 10 #MyCollegeCosts Finalists!

Thanks to everyone who entered our #MyCollegeCosts Challenge! We received over 500 amazing entries! The 1,000 Dreams Fund is THRILLED to announce our ten #MyCollegeCosts finalists: Rapulu Okolo, Sara Venier, Angie Sempertegui, Brie Turner, India McCoy, Chanel Mahop, Kristin Birkhoff, Brittany Reaves, Andrea Duarte and Miribel Tran!! Today also kicks off our week-long public vote

How The Trend Sisters Turned Their Passion For Fashion Into A Successful Blog

Gabby Rose and Claire Alena Gammon are two sisters with a love for fashion. When Claire was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), she decided to turn her love for creative writing and fashion into a blog as a creative outlet. She enlisted her sister Gabby for help and The Trend Sisters blog was born.

Madison Maxey on Innovation and Why You Need to Know About Wearable Tech

Madison Maxey is blurring the lines between fashion and technology. As the founder of smart fabric company, Loomia, she’s showing the world how textiles can be used to light up devices or read vital signs. Over the past four years, the young entrepreneur has contributed to programming an LED matrix dress for fashion designer Zac