Inspiring a Future Generation of Leaders

At Girls Inc. Carpinteria, the work of empowering girls to ensure they have the tools to reach their full potential […more…]

Girls Inc. Carpinteria

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Through December 31, 2022, the first $2,500 donated will be matched thanks to The Giving List’s novel matching program.

A Once-In-a-Generation Opportunity

More than three-quarters of girls served by Girls Inc. Carpinteria are on some type of scholarship assistance. In 2021-22, the nonprofit plans to give around $125,000 worth of scholarships.

Executive Director Jamie Collins shares her vision that every girl in Carpinteria between kindergarten and the 12th grade has the opportunity to attend at least one Girls Inc. program. Financial support, Collins says, is even more crucial today as families recover from the economic loss caused by COVID-19.

“It’s going to take years and in some cases generations for families to recover,” Collins says. “The more that we can support our families with scholarship assistance, the more we can help shape future generations and help families recover from the pandemic.”

When you support Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, you invest in creating a positive, transformational experience for local girls. The Girls Inc. experience equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Your support will help us expand our reach and cultivate the next generation of female leaders.


The mission of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our programs empower girls and women to achieve personal, social, political, and economic success. In partnership with schools in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties and at our Girls Inc. campus in Carpinteira, we focus on the development of the whole girl. Our comprehensive approach helps girls to value themselves, take risks, and discover and develop their inherent strengths.
(805) 684-6364
Executive Director: Jamie Collins

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The Girls Inc. Eureka! program took my cohorts on a trip to Washington, D.C. On this trip, we had the opportunity not only to go sightseeing, but also to speak with office staff of then-Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Congressman Salud Carbajal. As I walked up the steps to the Capitol Building, I had the moment of realization that Girls Inc. had prepared me for. This trip was a culmination of everything that I had ever learned about democracy and advocacy through Girls Inc. They taught me that my voice is powerful and my experiences matter.
Laura Flores
Class of 21 Eureka! program

Key Supporters

Avantor Sciences Foundation
Audacious Foundation
Brand Families
James S. Bower Foundation
Betty Brown
Beth & Grant Cox
City of Carpinteria
Gail Persoon
Ann Jackson Family Foundation
Linked Foundation
Lori Pearce
Mericos Foundation
Mithun Foundation
Montecito Bank & Trust
Orfalea Foundation
Santa Barbara Foundation
Seaman Family
Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation
Whale Beach Foundation
Van Wingerden Families