Deadline: 31.12.2014

Interest Area(s): Children & Young People, Community, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, NGO Capacity Bldg and Social & Human Services

Global Fund for Women believes that women are powerful catalysts for change and that strong women's organizations and movements make transformative shifts in power that are crucial to women realizing their rights and creating lasting solutions to the world's problems. We advocate for, and subscribe to, a philanthropy that invests in the human rights of women and girls, mobilizes resources, and that empowers women's organizations and movements. We actively seek global partnerships that contribute to enabling all people to live in a just and equitable society. The 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's grantmaking will focus on three critical areas: zero violence; economic and political empowerment; and sexual reproductive health and rights. Please note that your group MUST meet all the following criteria to be eligible for a grant: be based in a country outside the United States; its primary focus is advancing women's equality and human rights, with these goals clearly reflected in its activities; it is a group of women working together (they do not accept requests from individuals); and it is governed, directed, and led by women (women must fill all or most of the leadership roles).