Global Fund for Women invests in women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. We strengthen women-led groups based outside the United States by providing grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 per year for operating and project expenses. First-time grant awards generally range from $5,000 to $13,000 per year. We value local expertise and believe that women themselves know best how to determine their needs and propose solutions for lasting change. To maximize our impact in defending and expanding hard won gains in women’s rights, Global Fund for Women’s grantmaking will focus on three critical areas:
-Freedom from Violence
-Economic & Political Equality
-Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights
NOTE: If you are located in a country that is not on this list, you are still welcome to submit an Organizational Profile through our online application site; however, please note that the likelihood of receiving funding is extremely low.
Asia and the Pacific
South Asia (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka)Southeast Asia (Myanmar and Thai border areas, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia)Pacific Island Countries (Fiji, Papua New Guinea)
Europe and Central Asia
The Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia)Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan)Eastern Europe (Russia – North Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus)South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia)
Latin America and the Caribbean
Mexico and Central America (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador)Caribbean (Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica)Andean Region (Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia)Southern Cone (Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina)
Middle East and North Africa
North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia)Middle East (Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Turkey, Yemen)CyprusAreas with Syrian women refugees
Central Africa: Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of the Congo
East Africa: Kenya, Malawi, Northern Uganda, Somaliland, South Sudan, Tanzania
West Africa: Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
Please note that your group MUST meet all the following criteria to be eligible for a grant:It is based in a country outside the United States. We do not fund US-based organizations.Its primary focus is advancing women’s equality and human rights, with these goals clearly reflected in its activities. Please note that groups whose sole purpose is to generate income or to provide charity to individuals are not eligible to apply.It is a group of women working together.
We do not accept requests from individuals and do not fund projects proposed by or for the benefit of individuals (including scholarships).It is governed, directed, and led by women.
Women must fill all or most of the leadership roles throughout the various decision-making levels of the group (including but not limited to the most senior decision-making levels).Global Fund for Women provides three types of grants.Groups do not need to be registered non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to qualify for funding.
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