Women’s History Month Giving Challenge

A unique opportunity to celebrate female trailblazers and their contributions to our modern culture and society, while committing to support girls and their futures.

Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been serving girls in the Capital Region of New York for more than 85 years. Our organization is one of 78 Girls Inc. affiliates in North America and the only one in Upstate New York.
We are committed to keeping services FREE for girls.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold by providing evidence-based programming delivered by trained staff in a pro-girl environment. At Girls Inc., a girl learns to value herself, take risks, and develop her inherent strengths, all of which will help her grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

  • FREE after school programming (grades K-12)
  • Offered at our Girls Inc. centers in Downtown Albany, Schenectady’s Hamilton Hill neighborhood and in Troy at the Arts Center of the Capital Region.
  • FREE programming offered by Girls Inc. staff during the school day at select partner schools in Albany and Schenectady counties.
  • 85% of the girls we serve identify as girls of colo
  • 65% live in households with an annual income of $30,000 or less
  • FREE five-year college and career readiness program (grades 8-12)
  • Five years of mentorship from Capital Region career women
  • Career exploration through two summer internships
  • Four-week summer camp on the University at Albany campus
  • Currently, program participants come from 7 counties
  • 2022 graduates attended Norwich University, SUNY New Paltz, Binghamton University, the University at Albany, RIT and Yale.

When you make a gift to Girls Inc., we use those resources responsibly. 82 cents of every $1 is directed to programming and the development of the whole girl. How can you make a significant impact on girls in just 31 days?

$10 a week can provide a girl with a nourishing snack every day for a month.
$25 a week can provide a girl with a week of Summer Fun camp
$50 a week can provide transportation for a field trip beyond the city
$100 a week can provide a year’s worth of experimental science workshops that could lead to a girl becoming a chemist, engineer, doctor, or inventor

Far too many girls don’t have access to the life-changing Girls Inc. experience that provides the vital combination of long-term mentorship, safe spaces, and access to knowledge and skills building that enables all girls to succeed in life.

Your support will have a transformational impact:

  • Changing the life of a local girl
  • Providing resources to expand Girls Inc. to the communities that need us most
  • Moving us closer to a time when every girl can be strong, smart, and bold

Participating in this giving challenge can also:

  • Help your business meet its annual philanthropic goals
  • Provide a shared experience for your employees – the joy of giving back
  • Demonstrate your corporate values to the greater community

Girls Inc. will attend a kick-off meeting with your employees to explain the program and answer questions. We will also provide you with a direct, secure online giving link and weekly content and reports to help incentivize your employees.
January 2024:
Select the person who will be your company’s liaison to Girls Inc. Determine whether your business will match donations made by your employees. Schedule a staff kick-off meeting with Girls Inc. (January or February)
January/February 2024:
Think about fun contests, incentives, or prizes to drive your employees’ competitive spirit during the giving challenge (premium parking spot, pizza party, gift cards)
Kick-off meeting with Girls Inc.!

February 2024:
Girls Inc. will provide the dedicated giving link for distribution to your employees, along with content to share on March 1
March 2024:
At the beginning of each week, you will receive content about Girls Inc. to share with your employees (videos, photos, links, or text). At the end of each week, you will receive a giving report that shows your progress to share with employees so as to keep that momentum going!
March 8, 2024:
BINGO Fundraiser in support of Women’s History Month. Details to come!
April 2024:
All employees who participate will receive acknowledgements thanking them for their gifts and Girls Inc. will provide a final giving report for your company.

Amari Duncan Director of Philanthropic Impact

Email: [email protected]
Cell: 518-912-9849

Address: 962 Albany Street Schenectady, NY 12307
Website: www.girlsinccapitalregion.org