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Lead Partners of the Access & Inclusion Initiative

Target

Target and Always are the lead national sponsors of the Girls on the Run Access and Inclusion Initiative. As sponsors of this initiative, Target and Always are supporting the organization's marathon goal of being accessible to any person that wishes to participate. The focus of the initiative is to provide financial assistance to ensure that an additional 6,000 girls will have the opportunity to participate in our transformative program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. In addition, the support of Target and Always will be used to develop curriculum modifications for Girls on the Run v.1 to further program accessibility to girls with hearing, visual, cognitive and/or physical differences.

Always

Target and Always are the lead national sponsors of the Girls on the Run Access and Inclusion Initiative. As sponsors of this initiative, Target and Always are supporting the organization's marathon goal of being accessible to any person that wishes to participate. The focus of the initiative is to provide financial assistance to ensure that an additional 6,000 girls will have the opportunity to participate in our transformative program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. In addition, the support of Target and Always will be used to develop curriculum modifications for Girls on the Run v.1 to further program accessibility to girls with hearing, visual, cognitive and/or physical differences.

Foundation and Fundraising Partners

OrthoLite

OrthoLite is committed to helping athletes of all levels achieve their dreams and the ultimate in comfort and performance. We are proud to be the official Girls on the Run SoleMates sponsor and support the fearless athlete fundraisers who boldly generate an incredible amount of awareness for an organization that cultivates a lifetime appreciation in girls of health and fitness. OrthoLite is the world’s leading supplier of comfort foam insoles found in more than 250 million pairs of adults and children’s shoes each year including athletic, casual, dress, work and outdoor shoes across virtually every major footwear brand including Adidas, ASICS, New Balance, Nike, Reebok and many more. OrthoLite is one of the most cost-effective ways to upgrade the comfort and performance of your shoe. If you don’t already have OrthoLite in your shoes, visit OrthoLite.com to purchase a pair for $19.99. To see if your shoes already have OrthoLite, take out the insole and turn it over. If you see little black specs, it is OrthoLite. Those specs are the recycled rubber from shoe manufacturing that OrthoLite puts into all of its products. 

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.

LIDS Foundation


The LIDS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the philanthropic support arm of LIDS Sports Group. The Foundation works to engage young people in the communities where LIDS Sports Group operates to become active in sports-related activities that promote healthy lifestyles as well as leadership and growth opportunities. It accomplishes its mission primarily through offering resources – be it in the manner of time, expertise, funds, or materials – to nonprofit organizations with goals and values that align with those of the LIDS Foundation.

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 for 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.

American Express

At American Express, we believe that serving our communities is not only integral to running a business successfully, it is part of our individual responsibilities as citizens of the world. The mission of our program is to bring to life the American Express value of good corporate citizenship by supporting communities in ways that enhance the company's reputation with employees, customers, business partners and other stakeholders.  American Express Foundation is proud to support the Girls on the Run Mission Driven Leadership initiative. Visit LeaderStories.org, a platform that shares the stories and voices of today’s emerging social purpose leaders who are tackling some of society’s most complex issues. Through video shorts, blogs and resources, the platform shares inspiring stories and practical insights and offers tools to support and connect social purpose leaders around the globe. 

Charity Miles


Charity Miles is a running app for iPhones and Androids that empowers users to earn money for charity while running, biking or walking. Using the app is easy! Download the app, register, choose Girls on the Run as your favorite charity and press "start." Runners and walkers earn $.25 per mile and bikers earn $.10 per mile. At the end of the challenge term, Charity Miles donates money to the causes based on what each has earned.