Nike Foundation works to get girls on the international agenda and drive resources to them. It believes the best way to do that is to prove that investment in her unleashes the girl effect.
The Foundation intends to find and support best programs for girls, including new or innovative ideas which need to be tested and developed. In other cases, it also provides funding to successful programs or called “hidden gems” that can be replicated elsewhere.
Nike Foundation’s support covers programs focused on the basic needs of girls such as safety, health and education. It also looks at supporting the community which influence the choices and options for a girl. Microfinance and entrepreneurship can be imporant means to make girls economically sustainable.
The new investments are often directed through Requests for Proposals (RFPs). The Foundation identifies gaps in investment based on what learnings from current partners and others with expertise on the issue of adolescent girls. The Foundation issues RFPs to specific organizations, with concrete aims towards building the field’s understanding and innovations in girl-specific programming.
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