For Young Women and Girls, Community Is Power

Young women in the world often find themselves in perpetual combat with a system that has historically silenced and oppressed […more…]

Alliance for Girls

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(510) 629-9464
Executive Director: Emma Mayerson


Alliance for Girls mobilizes girls’ champions to address barriers facing girls, create conditions for their success, and advance systemic change to achieve equity.

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My time as an AFG fellow and Young Women’s Leadership Board member was incredibly beneficial to me and my growth as an advocate. I was trained in research and data collection that contributed to AFG’s Uniting Isolated Voices Report about the impacts of COVID-19 on girls and gender-expansive youth. As a youth leader for the Not One More Girl Campaign, I advocated alongside other impacted youth to inform BART’s new policy that reduces harassment on trains and co-authored an opinion piece for Teen Vogue magazine.
Uchenna Esomonu, AFG Communications Associate (2022 – Present), Membership Fellow (2021-2022) & Young Women’s Leadership Board Alum (2020-2021)

Fund One Youth Fellow — Impact Thousands of Girls

AFG is focused on expanding its Youth Fellows Program.

“You fund a fellow so it has an impact on that fellow but that fellow is, in turn, a voice and advocate for their community, which impacts the lives of hundreds of young people, which in turn develops a policy that can impact the lives of thousands more,” says Founding Executive Director Emma Mayerson. “One fellow has that ripple effect.”

The cost of funding a fellow is $20,000. A clear opportunity for a donor who cares about the future of young women and girls is to give them the skills that they need, as a paid staff person, to make it better for their community – for generations to come.

Key Supporters

Applied Materials Foundation
Blue Shield Foundation of California
California Community Foundation
Eva Gunther Foundation
Grantmakers for Girls of Color
Irene S. Scully Foundation
KLA Foundation
Germanacos Foundation
San Francisco Foundation
Summer Oaks Fund
Tao Rising
Tides Foundation, Advancing
Adolescent Girl
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
Women’s Foundation of California
Zellerbach Family Foundation
Annie Longsworth
Raquel Donoso
Veronica Hunnicutt
Gretchen Sandler
Linda Calhoun
Lori Mackenzie
Marlene Sanchez
Mark Gunther
Rebecca Peterson-Fisher
Shakirah Simley
Tina Sandford
Shaune Zunzanyika
Sophia Andary