For the month of November, all donations made to GDI are eligible for a 3:1 match by Silicon Valley Bank! This is an amazing opportunity that will allow us to triple our impact!
- Nada, GDI Scholar, 2021
In 2020, Girl Develop It saw an opportunity to expand our commitment to fostering inclusivity, belonging, and access in tech by offering virtual classes, events, and mentorship to women and non-binary individuals all over the world. Since this pivot, we have served over 5,000 individuals like GDI Scholar, Nada, who received a scholarship this year which has influenced the trajectory of her personal and professional life. These scholarships help individuals who are shifting to new careers after job loss in the pandemic, or individuals looking to reclaim their power starting new chapters of their lives. These scholarships help individuals learn, grow, create community, and develop confidence with the support and safety of our network and classes.
Many of our GDI scholars apply for reasons like: "I am an older student and finding it hard to make the switch into UX" and "Receiving this scholarship will boost my self-confidence, knowing that I not only completed a very important task but also took the responsibility of creating a foundation for getting me closer to my career goals." And some apply because " This scholarship is the door for my future and fulfill my goals" and "A GDI scholarship can help me to make my dream come true."
But we cannot offer these life-changing opportunities without your help. There has never been a better time to donate.
We rely on generosity from donors to be able to offer year-long access to students who are ready to learn and change the world. If you are ready to help us make this change, there has never been a better time to contribute. For the month of November, your gift will go three times as far thanks to the generosity of Silicon Valley Bank. Gifts made this month through their site will be matched 3:1. That means your gift is tripled and goes further to grow our impact, expand our programs and support our community as they move forward in their careers. If you are able to make a one-time donation of $75, that means $300 will be donated to our scholarship fund for learners like Nada.
We hope you recognize the power of our movement and the power you have to create a future where all people are welcome, prepared, and ready to build technology that is representative and inclusive for all people. Thank you for your interest in this progress and we hope to count on you for this change.