Meghan Markle's Archewell Foundation Is Giving $1M to Inspiring Women in New Partnership

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 06:  Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives at the town hall during the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 - One Year To Go events, on September 06, 2022 in Dusseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Joshua Sammer/Getty Images for Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023)

On Friday, Oct. 7, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry introduced their Archewell Foundation is teaming up with the VING Project (a company that is all about inspiring teenagers to provide again) to provide $1 million to inspiring girls who’ve “defied life’s hardships,” in keeping with the official press launch. US-based teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 are being requested to appoint a lady who has impressed them. If they’re chosen, the nominator will be capable of give the girl a $1,000 grant to assist them additional their objectives.

The venture is impressed by the Duchess of Sussex’s “Archetypes” podcast, which is all about breaking down stereotypes related to girls. “Two issues that deliver me nice pleasure are supporting girls and the spirit of giving,” Markle mentioned within the announcement. “With the return of ‘Archetypes,’ Archewell Foundation and VING have come collectively to create the proper mixture of those loves.”

According to Markle, the motion isn’t solely about celebrating girls who’ve had a profound influence on right now’s youth; it is also about exhibiting teenagers the significance of giving again. “By donating $1 million in grants to girls in want, our hope is to not solely present assist the place it could be felt deepest, but in addition empower younger adults to embrace the reward of giving at an early age,” she continued. “I’m very happy with this partnership and the nice we hope to see come from it.”

Markle and Harry’s new partnership with the VING Project comes after “Archetypes” took a short hiatus out of respect for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 8. The podcast returned on Oct. 8 with a brand new episode that includes the Duchess of Sussex’s dialog with Margaret Cho and journalist Lisa Ling concerning the “Dragon Lady” trope. Previous episodes have featured conversations with Mindy Kaling, Serena Williams, and Mariah Carey.

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