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1,000 Dreams Fund Announces New Scholarship Program for Women in STEAM

I’m always excited about 1,000 Dreams Fund, especially when I read the stories of the inspiring young women we have funded so far. But here’s the truth: There’s no way I could be more thrilled than I am right now to announce the formation of a new and very special program: Paliwal Club of 100!

We’re Giving Back this Holiday Season!

Happy holidays from all of us at 1,000 Dreams Fund! As we celebrate a huge year of success, we want to give back to YOU! Our community of students, friends, and supporters have made everything we’ve accomplished possible. 1,000 Dreams Fund’s give-back is a huge thank-you to our fans. This month, we will be giving

1,000 Dreams to 1,000 Realities: Help us make more dreams come true in 2019!

“Empowerment” is a great buzzword. But here’s the truth: Without funding to back it up, it’s just a buzzword — a feel-good idea with no power behind it. 1,000 Dreams Fund doesn’t toss around words just to peak interest. We put that idea of empowerment into real action, providing the money and support girls need

Stream Dreams! As part of the ‘Twitch Unity Lounge’, 1DF Joins Thousands of Twitch Fans and Streamers at TwitchCon 2018

Thanks to our inclusion in the Twitch Unity Lounge, we turned up the volume at TwitchCon 2018 on October 26-28 in San Jose, California — and we couldn’t have been more excited to be there for our first time, joining thousands of Twitch streamers and fans while working to connect and inspire female broadcasters and gamers.

Game Time: 1DF celebrates our commitment to supporting women in gaming at E3 Expo!

At E3 2018 in Los Angeles, California, it was all fun and games—and gamers! Thanks to the support of the ESA Foundation, 1,000 Dreams Fund recently attended the 24th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 12-14 that brings together the interactive entertainment industry’s top talent for three days of innovative new technologies, never-before-seen products, and

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

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

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

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