From Our Founder’s Desk: Exciting Things Coming Up In 2017!

1DF founder Christie Garton (middle) with some of our grant recipients

Dreamers –

Happy New Year! 

It’s certainly a happy one for the 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF). As founder, I’m thrilled to share that we’ve made significant strides towards our vision of funding “1,000 girls and more,” and have already granted out over $40,000 to over 40 talented young women in need. You can read more about these inspiring girls here

1DF Founder Christie Garton (left) with “Girls on the Rise” grantees Natalie and Lyric and corporate partner CommunityAmerica at our Eileen Fisher fundraiser on Nov. 17, 2016

In fact, this new infographic, designed by our amazingly talented designer Kelsey White, shows you just how far we have come this past year:

And I’m excited to also share that thanks to YOUR support during our recent #Fund1000Dreams fundraiser, we will be able to fund even more this year!

That means we’ll be able to fund:

  • More college visits through our Girls On the Rise program launched in partnership with a Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate last year;
  • More life-changing extracurricular activities like study abroad and expensive out-of-state internships;
  • Emergency requests for funding that come into our inbox each month;
  • And so much more!

On behalf of the 1,000 Dreams Fund team and all the dreamers you have helped to support since our launch, I wish you a bright and exciting 2017. 

We can’t wait to see where our “Road to 1,000 Dreams” takes us this year!


Christie Garton
Founder + CEO
1,000 Dreams Fund