BENEFITING: Girls Gotta Run Foundation
Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides support for impoverished Ethiopian girls who are training to be professional runners. While most do not become professional athletes, some do; and training allows them all to stay in school, avoid early marriage, and enhance their personal economic opportunities. It also develops their sense of well being and personal power. Material support provided by GGRF includes, but is not limited to, funds for running shoes, training clothes, extra food ("calorie money"), coach subsidies, and other training-related expenses. GGRF also advises local and partnering organizations on gender sensitive issues and advocates for gender equity in all running programs and organizations.