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Opportunity Fund

(Financial Assistance)


Proudly supported by Daisy’s Circle (GSKSMO’s monthly giving program), and its generous supporters, the Opportunity Fund provides financial assistance for a variety of areas including:

  • Membership Dues
  • Uniforms
  • Program materials
  • Resident Camp
  • Day Camp
About the Opportunity Fund

“The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.”  -Juliette Gordon Low

Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, believed that every girl had the right to be a Girl Scout. Today, we continue this tradition by providing support to ensure every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout can do so. Girl Scouts are encouraged to use financial literacy programs, such as the Cookie Program and Candy, Nut & Magazine Program to raise funds for troop activities while learning vital business skills, however, these programs do not always fulfill the needs of girls with significant financial obstacles. Proudly supported by generous donors, including members of Daisy’s Circle (GSKSMO’s monthly giving program), the Opportunity Fund provides assistance for a variety of areas so girls may achieve their Girl Scouting dreams.

Eligibility & How to Apply

Any Girl Scout may apply for funding for uniforms, program materials, resident camp and day camp. They must demonstrate need for assistance in the application. Applications are accepted year-round, and we recommend submitting in August to be considered when the maximum amount of funds are available for the calendar year.

Once the application is submitted, a response will be sent notifying you of the status of your application within 10 business days.

Please note, funds are limited and are not guaranteed. Any assistance provided by the Opportunity Fund is not 100% of any given activity or cost. If you apply and receive approval for funds, the amount displayed is only an estimate and available only as long as funds are available. We recommend using funds as early as possible as the amount of funding available may decrease as the year progresses and funds are distributed.

To Apply for the Opportunity Fund:

1. Complete the online pre-application for Membership Year 2019 (membership beginning in August 2018)

English Application    |     Spanish Application

If you cannot complete the form online, complete this paper form (or this Spanish version)  and return to GSKSMO per the instructions on the application.

If you’re a troop leader needing to request funding for a girl in your troop and the parents/caregivers are not able to complete these forms, please contact your membership manager.

The Opportunity Fund will re-open for the new membership year in October 2018, and applications will be reviewed at that time.


Questions?
Email OpportunityFund@gsksmo.org