OVERVIEW: The Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation supports a wide variety of projects and programs aimed at women and girls.
IP TAKE: This foundation currently supports organizations in New York, London, Israel, Illinois, Florida, Colorado, Texas, Utah and California.
PROFILE: Cheryl Saban founded the Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation for Women and Girls (CS Self-Worth Foundation) in 2008. With an initial $10 million in funding that has since grown to $13 million, the foundation aims to “to give women and girls a chance to further their educations, to have access to affordable healthcare, to receive monetary and advisory support for new businesses, and to be protected from violence.”
The foundation’s current areas of grantmaking interest include leadership training, educational scholarships and STEM programs, healthcare and family planning, advocacy for women’s rights, and global impact.
Leadership grants support organizations offering programs such as small business training, financial training incentives and outreach programs. Its educational giving supports STEM, teacher training and computer science programs. The foundation also offers college and high school scholarships.
In the healthcare and family planning filed, the CS Self-Worth Foundation seeks organizations focusing on the healthcare needs of children, mothers and family planning programs. The foundation’s advocacy grants support organizations promoting policy changes; finally, its global impact giving supports organizations aiming to have a global impact.
Grant amounts range from $10,000 to $375,000, with most awards ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. Past grantees include Girls Who Code, Feminist Majority Foundation, and Accion USA. Click here to learn more about the foundation’s current and past grantees.
The CS Self-Worth Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications throughout the year via email.
- Cheryl Saban, Founder and President
- Haim Saban, Vice President
- Adam Chesnoff, Vice President
- Marni Vath, Grants Manager