L’Oreal Paris

Women of Worth

November 2018

The L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Award honors extraordinary women who selflessly volunteer their time to serve their communities. The signature philanthropic program embodies the L’Oreal Paris belief that “Every Woman is Worth It” by elevating women who find beauty in giving back.

Each year, L’Oreal Paris selects 10 women from across the United States as Women of Worth Honorees. Shreya Mantha, Founder, Foundation For Girls is the youngest nominee ever and the first high school student to receive this award.


Foundation For Girls National Philanthropy Day

Outstanding Student Philanthropist Award

June 2018

The Outstanding Student Philanthropy Award recognizes a student or student group (age 23 or under) whose voluntary fundraising efforts have demonstrated the spirit of philanthropy and set an example for others to follow. The student or student organization has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community service and philanthropy in the Charlotte/Metrolina Region.


Foundation For Girls The Diana Award

Princess Diana Award

May 2018

The Diana Award is presented in honor of Diana, Princess of Wales’ to award exceptional young people for selflessly creating and sustaining positive social change in their communities and around the world.




Foundation For Girls Yale Bassett Award

Yale Bassett Award Semi-Finalist

May 2018

Honoring high school juniors who have distinguished themselves through a record of creative leadership and public service, academic distinction, interdisciplinary problem solving, and experience addressing societal issues. 1 of 20 out of over 970 applicants to receive commendation.

Foundation For Girls Round Square Award

Round Square International Kurt Hahn Award Commendation

May 2018

The Kurt Hahn Prize is awarded in recognition of an exceptional act of service to others, immediate or long-term, either within or without the school community. The aim is to acknowledge individual student achievement whilst furthering a lasting spirit of unity among all Round Square schools.

UNC Charlotte W+GRA Award

UNC Charlotte - The Women + Girls Research Alliance (W+GRA) "Girls Who Make a Difference" Award Winner

March 2018

Foundation For Girls Points of Light Award

Daily Points of Light Award

Chosen as a Daily Point of Light Award Winner by Points of Light Foundation founded by President George H.W. Bush.

Shreya Mantha, Founder and CEO, awarded Point of Light #6202.


Foundation For Girls Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Shreya Mantha, Founder and CEO, awarded 2017 PVSA Award - Gold

Sahana Mantha, CTO and Chief Fun Officer, awarded 2017 PVSA Award - Gold

Jack Spence, Volunteer, awarded 2017 PVSA Award - Bronze

Foundation For Girls HOF Youth Humanitarian Award

Youth Humanitarian Award

December 2017

In recognition of outstanding humanitarian efforts to improve the lives of at-risk girls and youth.

Foundation For Girls Nickelodeon HALO Award Nominee

2017 Nickelodeon HALO Award Nominee (Top 25 United States)

September 2017

Foundation For Girls ASICS BIG SOUTH Inaugural  'For-The-Win' Award

ASICS BIG SOUTH Inaugural 'For-The-Win' Award

March 2016

SHREYA MANTHA – Carolina Union Volleyball Club – CUVC 15 Premier Oakley

Shreya Mantha from Carolina Union Volleyball Club is the founder of a 501(C)3 non-profit called Foundation for Girls. The organization was started in 2014 and helps to nurture the leader in every girl. Mantha created the organization after learning that more than 20,000 girls in her community of Charlotte, North Carolina are the victims of human trafficking. Charlotte has even been named one of the top trafficking cities in America. Mantha became part of the solution with Foundation for Girls. She and her dad tutor human trafficking survivors every Friday. Mantha also works with Great Harvest Company to organize a weekly deliveries of bread to the survivor’s home and even works with survivors to match them with life coaches and career mentors to help the survivors find a path to college or professional training.