How to Make a Nomination

If you are a girl:

An Eva Gunther Fellow can’t nominate herself, or be nominated by a family member; she needs to be nominated by an adult mentor who knows her well.Approach an adult in your life who is not a family member, bring them to this website, and ask them to help you.

If you are a mentor to or teacher of a girl:

You are a person who can nominate your mentee or student! These numbered buttons explain the nomination process. When you’re ready, simply click on the link below to contact us and get started!

how to nominate a girl - step one : choose a girl you want to nominate

Write a nomination letter

A formal nomination letter must be submitted by an adult advisor, teacher or mentor who knows the candidate well and is not a parent or relative. The letter describes the candidate, the activity and the candidate’s goal for the activity. Past activities  are not eligible.

Submit a Seconding Letter

A brief seconding letter must be submitted by a staff member of the institution who will be sponsoring and monitoring the user of the grant funds. The seconding letter can be short, but needs to affirm:

  • The organization receiving the funds is a 501(c)3
  • The nominee has been admitted to the program in question
  • The funds provided will be spent for the purpose outlined in the nomination letter

Complete Online Application

Nominators can logon to our grants management portal to complete a brief application form. If your organization is new to our foundation, please first register as a new user (you will need to create an account). You will be emailed a temporary password that you can use to log in. Once logged in, click “New Application” complete the application form and upload the required nominating and seconding letters. Click submit once completed.

Nominee writes a thank you letter

If a girl has been accepted to receive funds for her project, she must first send a one page double-spaced, 12 point font acceptance letter describing herself and what she hopes to accomplish with the funded activity. She can answer these questions:

  • What activity do you want to explore?
  • Why are you interested in this program?
  • What do you think you will gain from the experience?

Fellow writes a final report

After a girl has received her grant and participated in her project, she must write a 2-4 page thank you letter (double-spaced with 12 point font) outlining her experience and what her plans are for the future. She can answer these questions:

  • What did you get out of this experience?
  • Did it help you in any way?
  • Has it changed what you think you would like to do in the future?

For questions please contact our Grants Manager Sahar Momand 415-561-6540 x55 or

Nominations complete by the 30th of the month will be processed and awards announced by the 21st of the following month. No applications will be reviewed in August or December so applications received in July and August will be processed in September and those received November and December will be processed in January.