The global generosity movement that is Giving Tuesday is today — and there’s no better time to reflect on our gratitude for your support and to celebrate the launch of our “1,000 Dreams to 1,000 Realities” fundraiser. 

1,000 Dreams Fund has been fueling the dreams of talented women in need in the U.S. and across the world for more than seven years now. 

Through our micro-grants, experiential learning sessions, mentorship, and more, we’ve made a difference for thousands of women pursuing a wide range of exciting futures — from tech, law, medicine, and business, to music and the arts, and esports and gaming. 

As we reflect on this year and look ahead to next year, we are excited to keep the good — and the giving — going! We’re asking you to help us continue turning dreams into realities by making a DONATION 

There are so many bright, talented young women who are unable to take the next step toward their dreams due to financial limitations, lack of mentorship and guidance, and other missed opportunities. We want to change this — and it’s why we’re so passionate about continuing to make a difference for our next generation of women leaders. 

With our scholarships and microgrants, we put the concept of empowerment into real action, helping young women fulfill their goals of higher education — even before they even arrive on campus.

One of our Project: Girls on the Rise recipients, Madison, discovered that University of Central Florida had a number of academic programs she’s interested in — like aviation and nursing.

With a grant from 1,000 Dreams Fund, she had the otherwise unattainable opportunity to visit this college and receive mentorship, allowing her the same in-depth experience that more financially fortunate high-schoolers enjoy before selecting a university.

There are hundreds of stories from girls just like Madison — young women who have been helped by 1,000 Dreams Fund. Strong, capable, smart, and ready to take on the world, they just need a little help to make that happen.

However, each year, countless dreams still go unfunded, leaving aspirational students without the resources they need to turn their dreams into realities. Like, this student working on her Masters in Social Work who dreams of working “in an area that focuses on mental health and private practice” and becoming licensed in multiple states, but needs support to turn HER dream into reality.

In this season of giving, the power of donors becomes truly transformative for women like Madison and our unfunded graduate student, who have BIG dreams but need our help. By supporting 1DF’s 1,000 Dreams to 1,000 Realities end-of-year fundraiser, you have the opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of those whose dreams have been left unfulfilled this year.

When you donate to 1,000 Dreams Fund, you know exactly where your money is going. It’s going to young women who are intently pursuing career goals that will not only enhance their own lives, but those of everyone around them. Your support is not just a donation; it is an investment in dreams we see become realities. Together, we create a world where every girl’s dream is within reach.

Let’s empower the next generation – together!

Wishing you and your family the best this holiday season!

Christie Garton

Founder & CEO