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, and which in 2020 also began supporting a young woman from Nicaragua.  (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 provided for college tuition and fees  or for living expenses for deserving young women. The first graduates were 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 2020, over $40,000 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.  All have now graduated, and currently two students are sponsored at the Universidad Centroamericana, and one Nicaraguan student is studying at the Universidad Loyola en Córdoba, Spain.

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.