Vital Voices and the Rajendra Foundation Announce the 2021 Inaugural Grantees of the Rajendra Foundation Social Impact Fund 

December 2021– Vital Voices and the Rajendra Foundation are proud to announce the inaugural 2021-2022 grantees of the Rajendra Foundation Social Impact Fund. The grantees are a group of 10 incredible and innovative young women leaders in the United States and Mexico seeking to create sustainable change within their communities. 

Through the Rajendra Foundation Social Impact Fund, grantees will receive financing for their social impact projects and investment in their leadership growth. The projects tackle a variety of issues including the arts, education, healthcare, reproductive education & rights, social justice, STEM, women’s empowerment, and gender-based violence (GBV).  

The 10 phenomenal grantees are:  

Mexico:  

  • Roceli Dzib García- Founder of project “Comprehensive sexuality education for indigenous adolescents” 
  • Ursula Martinez– Founder of VIOLETA 

United States:   

  • Aimee Yan– Founder of Reclaim the Narrative 
  • Alina Wilson- Founder of VOICES (Vaccinating Oklahomans. Inspiring Cooperation. Engaging Skepticism.) 
  • Archika Dogra– Founder of Innoverge 
  • Elizabeth Swain– Founder of Girls Can 
  • Katalina Connors– Leadership and Professional Development for Sustainable Urban Design  
  • Kynnedy Smith– Founder of I Art Cleveland 
  • Meera Srinivasan– Founder of Art You 
  • Stephanie Quintero– CEO and Co-founder of Chicos and Kids and the Preparing for My Big Day workshops 

To learn more about the Rajendra Foundation Social Impact Fund and its grantees, please visit the program page and follow #risingvoices on social media. 

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