The Girls Rights Project was formerly the Keare/Hodge Family Foundation. Since 2001, we have funded over $2,500,000 of grants to organizations addressing issues of health, education and human rights. We have three daughters and over time have been particularly drawn to issues that help girls live lives of autonomy, dignity and respect. In our research we discovered that not many funders focus on this set of issues and we decided that it would be the focus of our efforts, and therefore changed the name in 2012 to the Girls Rights Project. We are especially concentrated on making sure that all girls go to school, have physical autonomy, are protected from a life of abuse, slavery or trafficking.
Stacey Keare, who is the President of the Girls Rights Project graduated from Stanford University with a degree in International Relations, followed by a master of public policy from the Kennedy School of Government and a law degree from Hastings College of the Law. She was a founding board member of Summit Public Schools, is president of the board of the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County and a member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Council of Global Fund for Children. She is a member of the Women’s Leadership Council at the Kennedy School and an advisory board member at New Global Citizens.