Trang Trinh State Farm Selected by GlobalGiving As Red Backpack Fund Recipient

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Receives $5,000 Grant From The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation To Combat COVID-19 Crisis

GlobalGiving announced today that Trang Trinh State Farm has been selected to receive a $5,000 COVID-19 relief and recovery grant from The Red Backpack Fund, an opportunity for small businesses and nonprofits made possible by The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation.

“This grant will be used to further create career opportunities during this pandemic. It’s my mission to develop the best talent in the industry, while delivering the highest level of customer service,” said Owner Trang Trinh. “Despite these COVID times, I’ve been able to grow my business from California into Oregon, while building an outstanding team.”

Trinh continued, “Additionally, 10% of this grant will go towards charitable contributions to non-profit organizations. It’s my social responsibility as a business owner to pay it forward, just as Sara has, and I’m grateful for this honor and ability to do so.” Trinh grew up as a wartime refugee on welfare and understands the importance of helping others through community service.

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.

“My hope is that this gift will help alleviate some of the pressures caused by this horrible pandemic. Twenty years ago, I started Spanx with $5,000 in savings, and I see this as a time to pay it forward. Small business is the backbone of our culture. I know what it’s like to be a small business owner, and I want to provide some relief to these entrepreneurs during this time,” said Spanx Founder Sara Blakely.

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. Trang Trinh State Farm 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.

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.

"We're proud to announce the grantees of The Red Backpack Fund. They have successfully undergone GlobalGiving’s rigorous vetting process, and we believe this grant will help them continue to thrive, despite the shifting economic circumstances brought on by this crisis," said GlobalGiving CEO Alix Guerrier. "The world needs more women-led organizations who are a key force in overcoming COVID-19 and establishing a better normal."

Learn more about The Red Backpack Fund at http://www.globalgiving.org/redbackpackfund.

About Trang Trinh State Farm
Founded in 2017, Trang Trinh State Farm provides insurance and financial services for customers in California and Oregon, including life insurance, auto, homeowners, renters, business, motorcycle, health, disability and more. The company is 100% owned by Trinh, a female immigrant whose family fled to the United States one week before the fall of Saigon.

The company’s mission is to provide career opportunities for Team Members, while providing the highest level of customer service and paying it forward to the community.

Trinh’s former experience includes being named the first female President and General Manager in the history of the Kuni Automotive organization, and corporate positions with Lexus and Toyota. Prior to opening Trang Trinh State Farm, Trinh founded a social media marketing agency representing celebrities such as comedian, DL Hughley.

Her honors include being named to the Detroit Automotive Hall of Fame for Young Leaders, and Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Business Leaders.

Trang Trinh State Farm is based in Torrance, CA. Learn more at http://www.teamtrinhinsurance.com.

About The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation
Since its inception in 2006, the Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation has donated millions to charities around the world, focusing on charities that empower underserved women and girls. In 2013, Sara Blakely became the first self-made, female billionaire to sign the Giving Pledge, created by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, promising to give at least half her wealth to charity. In 2020, Sara and the Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation launched the Red Backpack Fund in partnership with GlobalGiving. Back by Sara Blakely, the $5 million fund supports the recovery and revitalization of female-owned businesses in the U.S. impacted by the coronavirus crisis. While many of the world’s resources are being depleted, one is waiting to be unleashed: Women. The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation is on a mission to support women and help them SOAR through education, entrepreneurship and the arts. Learn more at http://www.spanxfoundation.com.

About GlobalGiving
GlobalGiving is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit that makes it safe and easy to support important causes around the world. When a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic strikes, GlobalGiving quickly delivers funds to vetted organizations that are best-suited to lead immediate and long-term relief and recovery. As part of its mission to accelerate community-led change, GlobalGiving provides tools, training, and support to help nonprofits, donors, and companies increase their impact and make the world a better place. Learn more at http://www.globalgiving.org.

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Trang Trinh, Trang Trinh State Farm
trang@teamtrinhinsurance.com

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