Our Approach

To accomplish our Mission of Unlocking women and girls’ potential in the Kansas City region consistent with the aspirations of our founder, Marjorie Powell Allen:

  • Through innovative grant making with Primary Areas of Interest of Employment, Education and Life Skills.
  • By investing in traditional organizations and programs with a history of achieving strong results, as well as in new organizations which seek to enhance the capabilities of women and girls to reach their full potential.
  • By supporting programs that address the unique needs of women and girls in our community.
  • By partnering with other like-minded entities to leverage the SkillBuilders Fund resources to achieve the greatest impact possible.