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GROW (Girls Reaching Others Worldwide) is a Middle and Upper School student-run foundation dedicated to raising money, funding and participating in service projects, and awarding grants to nonprofit organizations and institutions that focus on the needs of children, particularly girls, educational access, hunger, and homelessness.
GROW inspires HB girls to develop an early interest in philanthropy. Members of the GROW foundation meet regularly to review grant proposals, plan fundraisers, and increase awareness about the foundation's mission.
Upper School GROW
The Upper School promotes economic and social empowerment through grant distribution, microfinance loans, and fundraising. Upper School GROW is generously supported by an anonymous family foundation.
Middle School GROW
The Middle School chapter partners with the Crittenton Foundation to support and advocate for the empowerment and self-sufficiency of at-risk girls and young women in Greater Cleveland. The Middle School chapter also receives funding from the Bicknell Fund.
Annually, GROW grants approximately $20,000 to various Cleveland-based and international nonprofits. Representatives from many of these organizations have visited campus, met with our student members, and shared project goals and outcomes. GROW members have visited their sites and partnered with them in a variety of ways beyond the grant-making process.
GROW grant recipients include:
|Alive on Purpose||The Haven Home|
|Another Chance of Ohio||Jordan Community Resource Center|
|Boys Hope Girls Hope||Lake Erie Ink|
|Cleveland Clinic's Reach Out and Read||New Avenues to Independence|
|Cleveland Kids' Book Bank||NuDay|
|Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center||Providence House|
|Esperanza, Inc.||Rahab Ministries|
|Family Connections of Northeast Ohio||Trinity Lutheran Church|
|Family Promise of Greater Cleveland||University Settlement|
|Fostering Hope||The Up Side of Downs Northeast Ohio|
|Foundation for International Development Assistance||Women's Wellness Foundation|
|Girls for the World||World Connect|
|Girls with Sole|
Once you determine your organization's programming matches one of our mission statements, please consider applying for a grant. To apply, submit a proposal between October 15 and December 17, 2019. All applicants will be notified by the end of April. Apply Online.
Hathaway Brown School
19600 North Park Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
Stephanie Hiedemann, US GROW Faculty Advisor
216.320.8771 or email