Women LEAD is excited to announce that we will be receiving a $13,000 grant from Georgetown University Social Innovation Public Service Fund, our biggest grant to date! The $13,000 includes a $5,000 matching grant campaign that was launched last week. The Social Innovation Public Service Fund, a student-led program at Georgetown University, supports innovative ventures led by alumni and students that have a social impact and serve the public good.
Women LEAD co-founders Claire Charamnac and Claire Naylor graduated from Georgetown in 2011. Grants from the SIPS Fund are made possible by an endowment fund at Georgetown University provided by Georgetown students.
The grant will go towards supporting Women LEAD’s programs in Nepal, which empower more than 200 high school students every year to become leaders in their schools and communities. The SIPS Fund grant will enable Women LEAD to provide critical leadership, entrepreneurship and advocacy training to promising young women leaders in Kathmandu.