Stanley Black & Decker announced the recipients of its first “Empower Makers” Global Impact Challenge. Girls Garage is honored to have been named as a Makers Grant Recipient for our efforts to make construction programs more accessible by offering free programming for high school girls and gender-expansive youth.

Initiated in 2021, the Global Impact Challenge grant program will award up to $25 million in grant funding over the next five years to nonprofits that are supporting trade workforce development initiatives in the construction and manufacturing sectors.With the first applications submitted in October 2021, 240entrants were evaluated based on number of people served, outcomes projected, sustainable impact, depth of programs, and diversity, among many other considerations. Girls Garage was selected as one of 86 organizations that will help skill and reskill roughly 180,000 makers throughout 2022.