The Project Athena Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit founded by Robyn Benincasa in 2007 and based in San Diego. Named for the Greek Goddess of wisdom and war, Project Athena assists women who've endured medical or traumatic setbacks in reaching their athletic and adventurous goals as a part of their recovery.
100% of public donations to the Project Athena Foundation will be used to help survivors through "Athenaships"; “Athenaships” are grants that allow survivors to participate in a selected outdoor adventure, and as Benincasa puts it, "help women get their groove back". We will assist with entry fees, airfare, coaching, inspiration, specialized equipment, etc, in an attempt to help survivors live their adventurous dreams! We will also attend several of the events and make our new friends feel like the superstars that they are!
Each Athenaship Recipient will also receive a Project Athena Racing jersey for their special event. This will be a reminder to the athletes and those around them to always try to see “challenges” in life and not “roadblocks”.
To make a DONATION by check: Please address the check to "Project Athena Foundation" and mail to 2033 San Elijo Ave. #310 Cardiff, by the Sea, CA 92007