Fiscal Sponsorship for Niñas Arriba

Stone Room Concerts, a 501(c)3 public charity based in Virginia, is the fiscal sponsor for Niñas Arriba, a college scholarship program set up by musician Gina Chavez and Jodi Granados for young women in El Salvador.  (Note that until early 2015, funds had been channeled through VIDES+USA, the organization through which Gina and Jodi originally went to El Salvador.)

100% of all donated funds are sent to universities in El Salvador to pay for college tuition and fees for deserving young women who had attended the Escuela Maria Auxiliadora, a school in Soyapango, El Salvador, run by Salesian sisters, and where Gina and Jodi volunteered in 2009-2010.  As of early 2015, over $15,000 has gone toward the education of three women at the Universidad Don Bosco, and in 2015 a fourth student at the Universidad Tecnológica selected to receive support.  Two are expected to graduate from Don Bosco in April 2016!  

Most of the fundraising for this program is carried out in Austin, Texas, where Chavez and Granados are based, although Stone Room Concerts has contributed through fundraisers organized in Washington, DC and elsewhere, as well as through a trip to El Salvador for Gina Chavez and her trio in October 2014.

Donors can make a tax-deductible contribution to this fund in one of three ways: 

1. By check, made out to Stone Room Concerts, and mailed to Stone Room Concerts, 406 James Court, Falls Church, VA 22046.

2. Via the new PayPal Giving Fund (where you can use credit cards and pay no additional fees) by clicking here.

3. Via Network for Good, by clicking here.

Note that Stone Room Concerts charges no administrative fees for the Niñas Arriba fund, so 100% of all contributions go toward their intended purpose. 

All donors will receive a letter at the end of the year acknowledging their contribution, which is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by the IRS.