Thursday, April 30, 2009

Leadership Garden Fund Announces Cultivation Grant To Girls Leadership Organization 4GGL

Quarterly grants will be awarded to schools, institutions, churches and community groups

Debra Slover, Founder of Leadership Garden® Legacy and patron of the Leadership Garden Fund, announced today its first Cultivation Grant award in the amount of $500 to For Girls Glocal Leadership (4GGL).

4GGL partners with existing local organizations to develop girls’ leadership programs in disadvantaged communities worldwide. 4GGL works currently with organizations in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Liberia, Peru and New York City. A Cultivation Grant in the amount of $500 was awarded in support of their 1000 LEADERS “Compassion Project” fund raising challenge.

“The mission of 4GGL," stated Slover, "aligns perfectly with our vision of a thriving worldwide Leadership Garden Legacy. Our goal is to seed and nurture 11 million Leadership Gardens by 11/11/11.”

The Leadership Garden Fund is part of the Leadership Garden Legacy unveiled earlier this month by Ms. Slover. It offers grants to individuals and organizational members of the Leadership Garden Registry who are interested in creating projects that support six leader-friendly gardening practices. These projects are made up of Inclusion Projects, Safe and Healthy Community Projects, Compassion Projects, Kindness Projects, Accountability Projects and Healing Projects.

Grants between $250-500 will be awarded quarterly, and can be obtained by non-profit organizations or individuals affiliated with a non-profit organization such as a church, school, institution, or community group.

'The 4GGL Cultivation Grant," said Ms. Slover, "supports the grassroots movement, a "glocal" action, across the United States to awaken the consciousness of Americans about girls' leadership development and its benefit to families and communities around the world."

4GGL's 1000 LEADERS fund raising challenge encourages everyday people to make the world's poorest girls a priority by making a contribution of $10 or more. The challenge will run until Mother's Day of 2009. Money raised will go towards the efforts of 4GGL in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India where they will help to develop the leadership skills of 150 female students ages 16-24 to return to their communities, train more leaders, and provide support for grassroots organizations serving impoverished girls.

The Leadership Garden Legacy program is designed to be a catalyst in helping to create a network of people that uses a "natural leadership development" framework to make the world a better place to live, work, and play. This mission is accomplished through the leader-friendly gardening "Practice Project" grants.

More information on the Leadership Garden Legacy program is available at

Debra Slover
Leadership Garden Legacy
Phone: 541-928-2232

Leadership Garden® Enterprises, LLC is the parent company of Leader Garden Press and Leadership Garden Services (formerly Synergy in Motion).

The Enterprise was formed in 2007, as the corporate structure to support the Leadership Garden Legacy.

In keeping with our acronym theme, the company operates from the following values (A.C.T.I.O.N.S.) that are true to the corporation's vision, purpose, mission, and goal:

* Acknowledgment: honor and be in service of others
* Commitment: remain steadfast to our unique purpose and aim
* Trust: practice the extraordinary power of listening for greatness
* Integrity: be authentic and responsible for who we are with others
* Ownership: empower our natural gift "choice" to create thriving experiences
* Nurture: be at peace with and embrace life’s changing seasons
* Synergy: work with others to sprout leadership greatness on the planet

The company's hope is to empower others to leave a thriving Leadership Garden Legacy for the sake of all grandchildren and the planet.

Leader Garden Press is a member of Small Publishers Association of North America, the Independent Book Publishers Association, and the Northwest Book Publishers Association.

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