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Lead Partners of the National Coach Recruitment and Retention Initiative

Target

Target and Always are the lead funders of the National Coach Recruitment and Retention Initiative. Over the past several years, councils have identified that recruiting enough coaches is a key barrier to program access for girls. In fact, in the annual Programming Landscape Survey, more than 75% of councils list difficulty recruiting coaches as a key barrier when attempting to establish new Girls on the Run sites. Through the support of Always and Target, Girls on the Run is executing additional strategies to further support council efforts in this area. The National Coach Recruitment and Retention Initiative will employ a multi-faceted approach utilizing all available channels (website, digital, word-of-mouth, etc.) to engage enough coaches to meet our marathon goal of being accessible to anyone who wishes to participate in Girls on the Run.  

Always

Target and Always are the lead funders of the National Coach Recruitment and Retention Initiative. Over the past several years, councils have identified that recruiting enough coaches is a key barrier to program access for girls. In fact, in the annual Programming Landscape Survey more than 75% of councils list difficulty recruiting coaches as a key barrier when attempting to establish new Girls on the Run sites. Through the support of Always and Target, Girls on the Run is executing additional strategies to further support council efforts in this area. The National Coach Recruitment and Retention Initiative will employ a multi-faceted approach utilizing all available channels (website, digital, word-of-mouth, etc.) to engage enough coaches to meet our marathon goal of being accessible to anyone who wishes to participate in Girls on the Run.  

Foundation and Fundraising Partners 

21st Century Fox

21st Century Fox is committed to unlocking the potential of the audiences we serve by focusing on creativity & the arts, sports & well-being, and knowledge & exploration, as well as through a commitment to diversity and sustainable business practice.

AMC Cares 

AMC is committed to supporting our associates and communities. The purpose of AMC Cares, AMC’s charitable foundation, is to support 501(c)(3) organizations across the country whose missions focus on serving youth and children and directly impact the communities where our associates live and work. 

The Cigna Foundation

The Cigna Foundation, founded in 1962, is a private foundation funded by contributions from Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) and its subsidiaries. The Cigna Foundation supports organizations sharing its commitment to enhancing the health of individuals and families and the well-being of their communities, with a special focus on those communities where Cigna employees live and work. Girls on the Run is a recipient of the Cigna Foundation World of a Difference Grant.

The Brees Dream Foundation

The Brees Dream Foundation was founded in 2003 by Drew and Brittany Brees and is a reliable source of charitable funding globally. The foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and provide care, education, and opportunities for children and families in need. Since its inception 14 years ago, the Brees Dream Foundation have contributed over $25,000,000 to charitable causes globally.

Say It Forward

 

SayItForward.org is a web-based platform encouraging every girl and woman to share her story of overcoming fear or self-limiting beliefs that have held her back in any way. We believe that each story inspires others to find their inner strength by reminding them that they are not alone in facing challenges. Say It Forward celebrates the strength, determination and triumphs of girls & women everywhere.

Reemprise Fund

The Reemprise Fund is a Foundation For The Carolinas Donor Advised Fund that invests in innovative and entrepreneurial projects from nonprofit organizations to produce significant human returns. Since its inception, the Reemprise Fund has provided around $700,000 in transformative grants to an array of arts, education and health and human service organizations. Reemprise is uniquely focused on initiatives that create and grow individual ingenuity and ability. Optimally, its investments help empower enterprises that will, through human initiative, become self-sustaining.

 

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. Since 1996, SNF has committed $1.9 billion, through 3,801 grants to nonprofit organizations in 112 nations around the world. The Foundation funds organizations and projects that are expected to achieve a broad, lasting and positive impact on society at large, and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.