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Opportunity Fund

“The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.” - Juliette Gordon Low

Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, believed that every girl had the right to be a Girl Scout. Today, we continue this tradition by providing support to ensure every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout can do so. Girl Scouts are encouraged to use financial literacy programs, such as the Cookie Program and Candy, Nut & Magazine Program to raise funds for troop activities while learning vital business skills, however, these programs do not always fulfill the needs of girls with significant financial obstacles. Proudly supported by generous donors, including members of Daisy’s Circle (GSKSMO’s monthly giving program), the Opportunity Fund provides assistance for a variety of areas so girls may achieve their Girl Scouting dreams.

​Any registered Girl Scout may apply for funding for uniforms, program materials, Resident Camp, Day Camp and adventure. They must demonstrate need for assistance in the application. Applications are accepted year-round, and we recommend submitting in August to be considered when the maximum amount of funds are available for the calendar year. 

Once the application is submitted, a response will be sent notifying you of the status of your application within 10 business days. If your girl is looking to join Girl Scouts and needs assistance with Membership Dues, please visit this link.

Please note, funds are limited and are not guaranteed. Any assistance provided by the Opportunity Fund is not 100% of any given activity or cost. If you apply and receive approval for funds, the amount displayed is only an estimate and available only as long as funds are available. We recommend using funds as early as possible as the amount of funding available may decrease as the year progresses and funds are distributed. 

Interested in making a one-time gift or joining the circle of giving that makes this fund possible? Visit daisyscircle.org for more information.

To Apply for the Opportunity Fund:
1. Become a registered Girl Scout
2.    Parent or Guardian: Complete the Opportunity Fund Application.
  • If you cannot complete the form online, complete this paper form (or this Spanish version)  and return to Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri per the instructions on the application
  • If you’re a Troop Leader needing to request funding for a girl in your troop and the parents are not able to complete this form, please contact your Membership Manager.

3. Receive approval or decline notice within 10 business days of submission (for the 2016-17 year, any submissions recieved prior to Oct. 1 may not receive a response until Oct 1, 2016).

4.    If you receive funding, follow the redemption instructions based on the amount and type of funding you have received. We recommend using funds as early as possible as funds are not guaranteed.

Questions? Email OpportunityFund@gsksmo.org