Donations and Sponsorships


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Girl with Grit Program is a registered 501(c)3 organization (Federal ID #85-4224853).  Donations are deductible as allowed by law. 100% of donations go directly into direct programming. Your tax-deductible donor letter will be available for download immediately upon donating. 

While continuing our current mission, we want to help chase opportunities for underserved girls in the Texas Hill Country. In 2023, our goal is to saturate more skills into more girls to put the power in girl power through increased private and public funding that will directly cover costs so we can access more girls.

We want to:

-Serve more young adult girls that have aged out of the system.

-Provide 100 underserved girls Camp Girl with Grit and Girl with Grit Program scholarships.

-Provide 100 underserved girls classes in the Arts, Trades, STEM, Business, Culinary, or Life Skills

The mission of the Girl with Grit is to give girls and women a safe space to grow their skills and confidence through mentors and experiences that help develop life skills, career paths, and passions. We feel that we can help push young girls forward in our community through introduction to various hands-on 
learning opportunities and better opportunities for independence like knowing how to change a tire or what to do if her lights go out.

We believe that closing skill gaps and providing girls better independent living skills can potentially save our daughters’ lives, decrease rates of domestic violence, and leave our girls less vulnerable to being taken advantage of. We have had law enforcement and behavioral scientists agree.

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Founded by Blythe Zemel in December 2020, Girl with Grit is a grassroot 501c3 nonprofit that empowers girls with hands-on learning opportunities to develop life skills, career paths, and passions. As our nonprofit grew, we noticed a strong need for an all-girls trades program and in 2021, Briana Huhn joined us through her Huhney Bee Trades Program. We have reached beyond Boerne to Dripping Springs, where we utilize Huhney Bee Fabrication to run Camp Girl with Grit and our mobile programming serves the San Antonio and Austin areas.

Throughout 2022, we experienced exponential growth and a need for a safe, gender neutral space and created Come and Make It!, a 501c3 nonprofit creative community that provides hands-on educational programming in Kendall County. Were were nominated as best nonprofit in 2022 in Boerne, TX, one of the fastest growing communities in the United States. We were recognized by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, along with being part of a “Girl Power” Cover Story in the San Antonio Business Journal.

In the short two years since its founding, Girl with Grit and Come and Make It! have played important roles in the transformation and growth for youth in our area. On average, we served over one hundred girls in 2022, teaching them various vital lessons from the safe use of tools to how to properly change a tire; from how to start and operate a small business to culinary skills.

Our camps and classes are all inclusive and have included youth in group homes, foster care, shelter residents, as well as the special needs population. Recently, we partnered with Wounded Warrior Project to serve our veterans.

‘Come and Make It!’ serves more than just the girls in Girl with Grit. It houses our Junior Entrepreneur Club, Huhney Bee Trades Club, Culinary Program and Knives for Niñas, Art Club, Design and Digital Lab, and more. We also provide inclusive opportunities for hands-on learning for diverse populations including Group Homes, Foster Care, Shelter Residents, Special Needs Populations, and we recently have partnered with Wounded Warrior Project to serve our veterans. 

In 2023, Girl with Grit will be expanding the Girl with Grit programming throughout the Texas Hill Country. Founder and CEO, Blythe Zemel, will continue to oversee the program in its original home, Boerne, TX and provide resources to communities in the surrounding San Antonio and Austin region while Briana Huhn will step in as Executive Director to directly grow our presence in the Dripping Springs and Austin Communities. 

Additional information

Donor Type:

Annual Friend – $10, Annual Supporter – $25, Annual Encourager – $50, Annual Champion – $100, Annual Benefactor – $500, Annual Individual Sponsor – $1000, Small Business Sponsor – $2000, Corporate Sponsor – $5000, Corporate Sponsor – $10,000