NOW OPEN: Global Fund for Women

Funding for women's projectsThe Global Fund for Women invests in women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. They strengthen women-led organizations based outside the United States by providing grants ranging from $500 to $30,000 for operating and program expenses. They value local expertise and believe that women know best how to determine their needs and propose solutions for lasting change.  Deadline: December 15th, 2013.

The Global Fund for Women is committed to providing support to women’s groups throughout the world in a fair and just way.  Funding priorities are intended to align with women’s human rights trends and needs and to ensure that the grant-making informs other programmatic initiatives and advocacy. They are committed to supporting collaboration and partnership by and between grantees in order to strengthen and sustain impact.

Their grant-making strategy reflects three tiers of grants that include:

  • Catalyzing new women-led organizations and initiatives
  • Strengthening the work of existing grantees
  • Assisting long-term grantees to consolidate, accelerate and extend their work, learning and impact


  • Groups of women working together.
  • Organizations that demonstrate a clear commitment to women’s equality and women’s human rights.
  • Organizations that are governed and directed by women.
  • Organizations based outside of the United States.

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