The IGNITE mission is to inspire girls to become the future technology leaders and innovators of our world.
IGNITE (Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization originally founded in 1999 to promote equal access to career and technical education for underrepresented populations in the Seattle School District. We discovered that inviting girls to informational programs where they met women working in STEM careers immediately increased girls interest up to 50% in technology programs offered by the school district. IGNITE introduces school girls from grades 6-12 to technology careers via panel discussions, job shadowing, technology workshops, mentoring, and field trips throughout the school year to visit the work places of professional women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers.
IGNITE has educated and empowered over 30,000 young women in middle school and high school grades to pursue education and careers in STEM. In addition to over 41 chapters formed across the United States, IGNITE has international chapters in Nigeria and Uganda.
It costs $75 to support an IGNITE girl for one school year to attend 4-8 events during her school day. This cost covers IGNITE training, bus and substitute teacher costs, survey analysis, and event materials and coordination costs. We encourage donors to give at least $75 and double their donation if their employer provides a matching donation.
An easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs.
Many corporations match employee donations (or the tax deductible component of your membership) to our organization.
If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support.
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Brier, WA 98036
Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations.
It's an easy way to double your contribution to us!
Volunteer grant programs are corporate giving programs in which companies provide monetary donations to organizations where employees volunteer regularly.
If you volunteer with us, it's an easy way to provide us with additional financial support!
Requesting a matching gift or volunteer grant is normally a five minute process which must be initiated by the donor / volunteer. You can do this by filling out and submitting a paper match form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process.
Please search our database for company specific information.
For questions regarding your company's programs, please contact your employer's HR or community giving department. Much of the necessary information is also available on your company intranet.
For questions regarding submitting a matching gift or volunteer grant request to us, please contact us using the information provided on this page.