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 The GROW Foundation

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.

Click here to make a donation to the GROW Foundation.

What has GROW funded in the past?

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 PurposeThe Haven Home
Another Chance of OhioJordan Community Resource Center
Boys Hope Girls HopeLake Erie Ink
Cleveland Clinic's Reach Out and ReadNew Avenues to Independence
Cleveland Kids' Book BankNuDay
Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy CenterProvidence House
Esperanza, Inc.Rahab Ministries
Family Connections of Northeast OhioTrinity Lutheran Church
Family Promise of Greater ClevelandUniversity Settlement
Fostering HopeThe Up Side of Downs Northeast Ohio
Foundation for International Development AssistanceWomen's Wellness Foundation
Girls for the WorldWorld Connect
Girls with Sole 


Applying for a Grant

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.   

Award recipients will receive their grant awards at a reception at Hathaway Brown School in May 2020.  


Contact Information

The GROW Foundation
Hathaway Brown School
19600 North Park Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122

Stephanie Hiedemann, US GROW Faculty Advisor
216.320.8771 or email

Shaker Heights, Ohio Girls K-12 Coed Early Childhood

19600 North Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122 P: 216.932.4214
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