by Jenny Sorenson at the Gates Foundation. Jen Hauseman, Head of Social Media, has continued to provide support and leadership at the Foundation, taking Catapult through product development in 2012.
- Fighting female sexual mutilation is all about changing social norms.Sub-saharan AfricaGirl100%
$49,846 of 49,946 needed 290 supporters $49,846 of 49,946 needed 290 supporters100%
$49,846 raised 290 supporters100%
- Help immigrant moms who are in immigration custody or have been deported arrange...North AmericaMother90%
$13,390 of 15,000 needed 81 supporters $13,390 of 15,000 needed 81 supporters90%
$13,390 raised 81 supporters90%
How Catapult started
Catapult was developed by the non-profit organization Women Deliver in 2011.
Maz Kessler and Jill Sheffield, President of Women Deliver, had looked for the opportunity for a new innovative fund for girls and women. In early 2011, they decided the time was right to explore the development of a new fund. With Women Deliver as the institutional base, they started designing and building Catapult.
The goal was to create a place where anyone can invest in girls and women and help move the world towards gender equality.