Kristen Baird® Jewelry Selected by GlobalGiving As Red Backpack Fund Recipient
Local jewelry designer receives $5,000 Grant From The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation
The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund. Thousands of business owners and nonprofit founders from across the United States and its territories applied to receive a grant from The Red Backpack Fund to combat economic hardship caused by COVID-19. Kristen Baird® Jewelry was selected for the grant based on its outstanding application, its urgent need for COVID-19 relief, and its demonstrated capacity to overcome COVID-19 setbacks.
"Being awarded this grant reinforces the notion that we are doing something special right here in Savannah," said recipient Kristen Baird. "It is an honor to be recognized for our unique jewelry designs, innovative practices, and our focus on giving back to our community, and I am overwhelmingly grateful for this boost of confidence in what we are doing. We can't wait to make Savannah proud with this incredibly generous opportunity."
Kristen Baird® Jewelry is among the first 200 Red Backpack Fund recipients to be selected. GlobalGiving, a 501(c)(3) organization with nearly two decades of grantmaking experience, will award grants to at least 1,000 women entrepreneurs from now through September 2020 through The Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving has assembled a 100% women-led team to lead the grantee selection process. The team includes grant specialists, social workers, female entrepreneurs, analysts, and monitoring and evaluation experts.
Learn more about The Red Backpack Fund at www.globalgiving.org/
About Kristen Baird® Jewelry
Kristen Baird® Jewelry is an award-winning, fine jewelry brand, nestled in historic Savannah, Georgia. In a time where mass manufacturing is predominant, Kristen and her team utilize and preserve traditional metalsmithing skills as they delicately and precisely craft each piece by hand in Kristen's studio. Using sterling silver, recycled 18K gold, and ethically sourced gemstones, Kristen's jewelry is full of color and texture with juxtaposing forms both geometric and fluid. Learn more at www.kristenbaird.com.
Kristen Baird® Jewelry