Published On: Mon, Jun 8th, 2015

Global Fund for Women Grants for Women Empowerment

Deadline: 1 September 2015

The Global Fund for Women is accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) from women or women-led organizations for the grant. The Global Fund for Women invests in women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls to strengthen women-led groups based outside the United States.

Grant Information

Grants provided by the Global Fund for Women range 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.

Focus Areas

  1. Zero Violence – The goal is to end gender based violence. The organization fund and advocate for women’s and girls’ participation, empowerment, and peace building while challenging laws, policies, cultures and behavior that perpetuates discrimination, violence and abuse.
  2. Economic and Political Empowerment – The goal is to make all women economically secure and independent and support by policies ensuring women’s and girls’ equal rights to resources, livelihoods and political voice.
  3. Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights – The goal is to make women and girls free to make their own reproductive and sexual choices. Sexual and reproductive health services and information are readily available.

About

Global Fund for Women is a grantmaker and a global advocate for women’s human rights. It helps to advance the movement for women’s human rights by directing resources to and raising the voices of women worldwide. It invest in local, courageous women and women-led organizations, and create digital advocacy campaigns on critical global issues for women and girls.

Eligibility Information

  • Organization should be based in a country outside the United States. US based organizations are not eligible.
  • Primary focus should be advancing women’s equality and human rights, these goals must be clearly reflect in its activities.
  • A group of women working together are eligible. Requests from individuals are not accepted.
  • Applying organization must be governed, directed, and led by women. Women must fill all or most of the leadership roles.

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