Generation Girl

Encouraging Girls to Pursue their Dreams

All children, regardless of gender, race or income level, should be able to pursue their dreams. Generation Girl®, an initiative of the Applied Materials Foundation, is working to make sure that all girls* have the opportunity to reach their potential. We are engaging with nonprofit organizations throughout the United States to help girls gain the confidence, skills and opportunities they need to succeed in any path they choose.

Our grantees are working with girls, especially low-income girls and girls of color (specifically, Latinx, African American and Native American girls), to increase girls’ empowerment, facilitate leadership development, and provide access to high quality afterschool enrichment programs, including STEM.

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*“Girls” refers to gender-expansive youth (cis girls, trans girls, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth and any girl-identified youth). This definition was developed by and is used with the permission of Alliance for Girls.

Generation Girl an initiative of the Applied Materials Foundation

 

Application Timeline: 

Applications for funding are accepted each fall by invitation only and are due by September 15.

Please email Applied_Materials_Foundation@amat.com for more information.

 

2020-21 FOUNDATION GRANTEES

CODE2COLLEGE

To support the progression of 200 black and Latinx women currently in high school and college into STEM roles by the year 2024.

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CON MI MADRE

To underwrite partial costs of delivering Con Mi MADRE programming to Central Texas families.

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DESIGN CONNECT CREATE

To prepare 20 young women from Austin Independent School District for high school physics course through two five-day summer sessions.

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FIRST ROBOTICS

To support a multi-agency effort to engage 90 girls of color in STEM academics & leadership and to continue STEM support about 700 girls of color already engaged with FIRST in Texas.

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GENAUSTIN

To transform agency evaluation competencies to increase program capacity for GEN and other girl-serving organizations.

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GIRL SCOUTS OF CENTRAL TEXAS

To provide weekly, afterschool, hands-on STEM programming to 250 girls in under-resourced middle and high schools.

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GIRLFORWARD

To provide female mentors to up to 50 girls who have recently resettled in the U.S.

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GIRLSTART

To offer Girlstart After School in the Austin area to support hands-on STEM education for 1,000+ high-need girls.

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LATINITAS, INC.

 

To connect the city's most marginalized girls with training, technology and mentorship.

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NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR PARTNERSHIPS IN EQUITY

To provide Manor Independent School District educators with equity training to give them the tools to identify and eliminate barriers, increase engagement and build STEM self-efficacy for students historically underrepresented in STEM, including low-income girls.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

To excite high school junior girls about engineering college and career opportunities through a 4-day residential camp that includes research-based best practices for engaging girls in STEM such as hands-on engineering projects, role model interactions, presentations and tours.

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WESTCAVE OUTDOOR DISCOVERY CENTER

To provide 250 elementary and middle school girls with the opportunity to learn STEM concepts through nature as part of Westcave’s Girls Outside program.

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* Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

ALLIANCE FOR GIRLS

To build the capacity of organizations promoting girls' empowerment in Santa Clara County, and across the nation, through network development, in-depth trainings, and research on the unique needs of girls.

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BAY AREA WOMEN’S SPORTS INITIATIVE

To plan and launch a new middle school-focused program which will utilize physical activity and sports to build girls’ confidence and leadership.

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GIRLS LEADERSHIP

To support San Jose educator participation with Girls Leadership’s Compassion Fatigue and Power Collaborative workshops.

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GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

To provide 75 South Bay elementary school girls with the opportunity explore STEM careers and concepts and to pilot new program offerings in East San Jose.

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GIRLSTART

To build capacity in order to engage and empower 150+ high-need 4th-8th grade Santa Clara County girls in STEM through free weekly after school programs and week-long summer camps.

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GIRLS ON THE RUN

To inspire 3rd – 8th grade girls in Santa Clara County to be joyful and confident, using a curriculum which increases female confidence and self-efficacy while training for a 5K run.

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HISPANIC FOUNDATION SILICON VALLEY

To help middle school Latinx girls build coding skills and community as they create a computer science impact project.

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INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE

To facilitate the achievement of low-income immigrant girls through a goal-based, mentorship program.

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SANTA CLARA VALLEY SECTION OF THE SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS

To provide summer STEM workshops for high school girls led by female professionals.

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TECHBRIDGE GIRLS

To equip City Year San Jose and Boys & Girls Club Silicon Valley staff with girl-centric STEM training and curriculum.

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WORLDWIDEWOMEN

To inspire and connect thousands of girls in the SF Bay Area with hundreds of opportunities, organizations, and services that can positively impact and support their lives through a daylong Festival.

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ADELANTE MUJERES

To support over 600 low-income Latina girls in grades 3 – 12 in Washington County, OR, with opportunities to increase their interest and confidence in STEM through culturally-responsive STEM programming.

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CODE GIRLS UNITED

To expand the future career opportunities of 4th – 8th grade girls in Montana, by giving them hands on experiences in coding, technology, and business.

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GIRLS INC. OF THE GREATER CAPITAL REGION

To introduce 80 low-income middle and high school girls in the Albany, NY region to STEM, encourage college attendance, and build feelings of confidence and empowerment.

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GIRLS INC. OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

To provide gender-specific afterschool programming to over 700 girls and gender non-confirming youth in Hillsboro, Beaverton and Portland, OR, developing participants’ self-efficacy, interest in STEM fields and leadership skills.

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GIRLS ON THE RUN FLATHEAD VALLEY

To provide 50 low-income girls in grades 3 – 5 in the Flathead Valley, MT with partial scholarships to participate in Girls on the Run afterschool programming, to inspire them to be joyful, healthy and confident.

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GLOUCESTER ADVENTURE

To engage young women and challenge their perceptions of gender stereotypes by introducing them to the history of women in the maritime industry.

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GLOUCESTER EDUCATION FOUNDATION

To increase the number of girl students in Gloucester, MA who pursue science as a viable career option by giving them the requisite tools and cultural supports that will enable their success.

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