Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell is pleased to announce The Women’s Foundation of Boston (WFBoston) awarded a $150,000 grant to support STEAM initiatives for girls ages 5-18. “We are so honored to be among this year’s 10 grantees, and to have the funding to support important STEM programming,” said Board President Sue LaRoche. “Girls Inc. combines research-based programming with long-lasting relationships to equip girls to overcome barriers and reach their potential in many areas, and we’re especially focused on STEM-related programming.”

WFBoston awarded Girls Inc. a three-year $150,000 grant to fund a year-round STEM curriculum for 120 middle school girls—the only STEM-related program in the area—that will serve as a runway for offering the successful national Eureka! Program in the future.

WFBoston is a nonprofit public charity that creates, funds, and accelerates economic empowerment, leadership and mentoring programs that equip women and girls in Greater Boston to be financially independent and successful leaders, is proud to announce that it will award a total of $1,262,653 to 10 nonprofits through its 2022 grant cycle for an average term of 2.6 years. In just five years of grantmaking, WFBoston has committed a total of $4,072,696.

WFBoston’s 2022 grants will enable local nonprofits that serve women and girls to expand their impact through leadership and mentor programming, professional development, and STEM and finance education. The 2022 grants will continue WFBoston’s reach beyond Greater Boston and into Gateway Cities, which lack sufficient women and girl serving programming to address the need.