Members of the Girls Advisory Board, an initiative of the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, have set sexual and reproductive healthcare and education, human trafficking, and mental health among its funding priorities for this year, writes Sabrina Vourvoulias for the Generocity.
The GAB’s goal is to take the participants through the entire process of grantmaking, starting with inviting requests for proposals and continuing with budget reviews and site visits until the final grant decision.
Around 20 teens recently gathered at a home in Malvern to decide which organizations in Chester County they plan to support during this funding cycle.
The girls heard from four panelists who had been invited to the gathering to talk about civic engagement.
These included Tess Benser, the assistant director of outreach and engagement at West Chester University’s Center for Women & Gender Equity, and Robin Stuntebeck, a business consultant and West Goshen Township supervisor.
After the presentation, the teens were guided through the 2019 grant guidelines and the process of evaluating grant proposals in advance of inviting local organizations to apply for grants.
Read more about the CCFWG’s Girls Advisory Board at Generocity here.