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Generation Girl

Encouraging Girls to Pursue their Dreams

Generation Girl

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 around the country to help girls gain the confidence, skills and opportunities they need to succeed in any path they choose.

This program is currently active in the United States - Austin, Texas; Silicon Valley, California; and Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Application Timeline: Proposals for funding must be submitted no later than September 1 via our online grants system. Paper submissions will not be accepted or reviewed. Funding decisions will be communicated to grantees by October 15.

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2018-19 Grantee Organizations

Austin, TX



to expand and deepen Con Mi MADRE's education and social emotional programming in Manor Independent School District.

to prepare 30 young women from Austin Independent School District for their first high school physics course through a 10-day summer program.

to increase and support Austin-area girls engaged in the FIRST Robotics STEM* program.

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

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

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

to conduct research and evaluate outcomes for Girlstart’s afterschool STEM education program in Central Texas.

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

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.

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.

* Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Gloucester, MA

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

Silicon Valley, CA

to provide 75 South Bay girls the opportunity explore STEM careers and concepts, discover leadership skills and self-confidence, and develop a growth mindset with hands-on activities in an empowering, all-girl setting.

to build capacity of girl-serving organizations in the Silicon Valley to develop and maintain Girl Action Teams.

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.

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.

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

to provide girl-centric, STEM-focused professional development to City Year Silicon Valley/San Jose personnel.

to deliver Feminine norms and STEM curriculum on gender norms with LGBTQ adaptation to 1,000 students in East San Jose schools.

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.

to increase the participation of women and under-represented minorities in STEM through a game changing technology platform and community wide initiative that creates pathways to STEM and opportunity for youth.