Collaborative & Innovative
Baseball For All (BFA)
Spring of 2019, Curt Flood Foundation committed to a strategic alliance with Los Angeles-based BFA
(http://www.baseballforall.com), whose U.S. and Canada mission of empowering & supporting girls who want to play baseball, is a match made in heaven for us.
Led by Justine Siegal, PhD, BFA is the only organization exclusively focused on creating national programs to support girls in baseball. BFA works to provide equal access and opportunities for girls ages 7–18 to play baseball through competitive tournaments, clinics, education, and consultations. BFA's programming is intentionally designed to help create a strong network of young girls to grow the game and build community.
Women's Audio Mission (WAM)
Spring of 2022, Curt Flood Foundation committed to a strategic alliance with WAM, a revolutionary 501c3 non-profit based in San Francisco/Oakland, celebrating 19 years of closing the gender gap in the music/creative technology fields - less than 3% of music producers and engineers are women.
Led by founder & executive director Terri Winston, WAM uses music and media to attract over 4,000 women/girls/gender-diverse individuals every year to music technology and STEM training – 96% are low income, 92% are Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), 43% primarily speak Spanish. And they use a pretty incredible “carrot”, the only all women-run recording studios in the world, which have hosted projects by Alanis Morrissette, Timbaland, R.E.M. and Radiohead.
The SF Weekly named WAM “The Best Hope for the Future of Music” and they received a Silicon Valley STEM innovation award and 2 Google RISE awards for their innovative music technology training programs for girls. WAM was also recently featured in Forbes:
WAM is in an exciting time of national expansion thanks to a $1M seed gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott that kickstarted a $9M campaign to open new locations in Los Angeles and Nashville.
WAM | Changing the Face of Sound: