African Women’s Development Fund (Ghana) AWDF funds local, national, sub-regional and regional organizations in Africa working towards women's empowerment. It is an institutional capacity-building and program development fund, which aims to help build a culture of learning and partnerships within the African women's movement. In addition to awarding grants, the AWDF attempts to strengthen the organizational capacities of its grantees.
David & Lucile Packard Foundation This foundation invests in and takes smart risks with innovative people and organizations to improve the lives of children, enable the creative pursuit of science, advance reproductive health, and conserve and restore earth's natural systems.
Displaced Children and Orphans Fund USAID's Displaced Children and Orphans Fund supports programs that help families and communities provide the necessary care, protection, and support for children in need.
Ford Foundation The Ford Foundation is an independent nonprofit grant-making organization. They make grants in all 50 U.S. states and in many countries around the world. They work mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks. They focus on a limited number of problem areas and program strategies such as asset building and community development, peace and social justice, knowledge, creativity and freedom.
Foundation Center The Foundation Center is the most authoritative source of information on private philanthropy in the United States. They help grant seekers, grant-makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public better understand the field of philanthropy.
The Fund for Women in Asia (FWAsia): The New York based Fund for Women in Asia (FWAsia) is an American non profit organization founded to support and encourage the growth of educational and developmental programs for women and girls in Asia. FWAsia aims to strengthen local women’s groups so they can more effectively speak for themselves.
Fundación Colectivo Alquimia: Fondo Iniciativas Grants focus on women’s rights, especially but not exclusively in the areas of justice, violence, health, employment, education, and sexuality. Grants aim to support single initiatives of one year duration which contribute to social and cultural change benefiting women and the women’s movement. Women’s organizations and women’s grass-root groups from Chile may apply. Mixed organizations or income generating projects are not eligible.
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) The Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD) is a 10-year, $30-million grant-making initiative that supports democracy, good governance, and Euroatlantic integration in Southeastern Europe. The German Marshall Fund’s Belgrade office awards grants to civic groups, NGOs, local or national governments, educational institutions, or media registered in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania, and Serbia.
Global Fund for Children Each grantee partner organization is selected based on its potential to grow in effectiveness and to become a valuable resource or model for others. Selection criteria include exceptional leadership, sound management, strong community participation, innovative and effective programs, and direct engagement with the most vulnerable children. In addition to program support grants, GFC also promotes various knowledge generation and dissemination initiatives that allow grantee partners, technical experts, donors, and practitioners to share their experience and expertise and to learn from others.
Global Fund for Women The Global Fund works in partnership with women's rights organizations in 163 countries. The majority of heir grants range between $500 to a maximum annual grant of $20,000. Their funding is primarily devoted to flexible, general support grants that address universal issues such as reproductive health and choice, access to education, economic independence, political participation, the rights of sexual minorities and the prevention of violence against women and children.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grant-making institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media.
Leahy War Victims Fund Since its creation in 1989, USAID’s Leahy War Victims Fund (LWVF) has focused on responding to the needs of civilian victims of conflict in war-affected developing countries. The War Victims Fund assists people living with disabilities, particularly those who have sustained mobility-related injuries from unexploded ordinance, antipersonnel landmines, and other direct and indirect causes of disability—including polio and other preventable diseases that might result from interrupted immunization campaigns. The War Victims Fund works to expand access to affordable, appropriate prosthetics and orthotic services and to advance the economic, social and political integration of civilian war victims and people living with disabilities.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service LIRS’s organizational capacity building unit is committed to strengthening capacity to improve service and advocacy. Training, technical assistance and consulting is provided through a variety of programs, including RefugeeWorks, Grants and Parnet Support.
Mama Cash Mama Cash supports women's rights groups and organisations in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa. Mama Cash financially supports groups and organisations that through their work strengthen women's rights in their country or region through providing general support grants, project grants, and travel grants.
New Field Foundation: Aims to enable women and their families in rural areas to re-establish and transform their lives and their communities after years of devastating conflict in Casamance and the Mano River regions of Africa. Grants can be made for institutional capacity building, program activities, or administrative support.
Nirnaya Women’s Fund: Nirnaya provides grants for women’s groups in India who are actively engaged in mobilizing and organizing grassroots women of vulnerable sections and working towards building up an organization committed to grassroots women’s empowerment. Nirnaya focuses specifically on women and girls marginalised by gender, caste, religion, physical disability, HIV+, commercial sex work, and tribal origin.
Palms for Life Fund: A Global Alliance to End Poverty Palms for Life Fund is a not-for-profit corporation (501(c)(3)) dedicated to ending poverty by addressing its root causes. The funds we raise on behalf of very reputable local NGOs help to alleviate hunger, support education, especially girls’ education, adult literacy, health care for mothers and children and microfinance. With these investments Palms contributes to providing poor people with new opportunities to make the right choice for a better future.
Progressive Technology Project Since its inception, PTP has offered grants to community organizing groups. We consider this to be a critical part of our program offerings because it provides a unique funding stream for innovative models of technology use in community organizing.
RAINBO Rainbo aims to strengthen the capacity of local organizations to provide sound and effective anti FGM/C campaigns and to promote the provision and protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights of women in Africa. Over the years, Rainbo sub-granting initiatives have created long-term partnerships work with local organizations, achieving sustained and measurable outcomes in the field.
Rita Fund: The Rita Fund supports women’s funds that are grant making institutions for other women’s organizations. The Rita Fund’s mission is to create a reliable, non-restrictive funding source for women’s funds operating worldwide. The Rita Fund is committed to putting money in the hands of the most affected by social and political problems based on the belief that they are well positioned to make decisions regarding how to invest these resources.
Refugee Council (UK) One of the main objectives of the Refugee Council is to provide support and help to refugees and asylum seekers and to make information and advice available to them directly. Their main services work with unaccompanied minors and are involved in key resettlement programs which provide training for refugees to help them with integration and gaining employment.
Semillas: Semillas provides grants to women's groups in Mexico developing projects that promote awareness and exercise of human rights, labor rights, sexual and reproductive rights, health, sexual diversity, economic autonomy, prevention of gender-based violence, and sustainable development.
Tewa for Women’s Empowerment: Tewa provides support to rural grassroots women’s groups in Nepal to improve organizational capacity, income generating activities for rural women, skill development training, physical structures, human resource development and peace building initiatives.
Ukrainian Women’s Fund (UWF): The UWF provides women’s civil society organizations (CSOs) from
United Nations Development Programme Within UNDP, they support the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through partnership at the center of all aspects of their work. Their partners include governments, other UN agencies, the international financial institutions, bilateral agencies, the private sector and civil society.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees With a mandate to protect the world's 20.8 million refugees and other persons of concern, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees needs to work with a wide variety of donors and partners to adequately fulfill its role. These range from governments to non-governmental organizations, the private sector, civil society and refugee communities.
UNICEF “Partnerships for shared success” is one of UNICEF’s strategies for implementing the World Fit for Children plan of action, a rigorous plan for promoting healthy lives, providing quality basic education, combating HIV/AIDS and protecting children from abuse, exploitation and violence that was agreed to at the UN Special Session on Children in May 2002. Collaboration with energetic and diverse networks of non-governmental institutions at global, regional, national and community level has long been a hallmark of UNICEF’s work. It has also been a source of UNICEF’s strength, as the wide and diverse network of our partners multiplies the impact of our efforts.
Urgent Action Fund & Urgent Action Fund-Africa The Urgent Action Fund provides small grants to support strategic interventions that take advantage of opportunities to advance women's human rights. Such opportunities arise when an unexpected event - positive or negative - creates a situation in which rapid intervention can have a significant impact.
Victims of Torture Fund In keeping with its legislative mandate under the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) works through the Victims of Torture Fund (VTF) to assist the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals who suffer from the physical and psychological effects of torture. According to the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), rehabilitation aims to empower the torture victim to regain the capacity, confidence, and ability to resume as full a life as possible.
Vital Voices Vital Voices Global Partnership believes in the transformative value of women's participation in society. They invest in emerging women leaders - pioneers of economic development, political participation, and human rights in their countries - and we help them build the capabilities, connections, and credibility they need to unlock their potential as catalysts of global progress.
Women’s Hope and Education Trust (WHEAT): WHEAT is a Southern African feminist grant maker that supports women-led groups working with violence against women and related social issues, for example, economic justice, HIV and AIDS and health, sexual and reproductive rights, young women and girls, women refugee groups, sexual minorities, accountability and good governance. WHEAT is committed to empowering women from rural and peri-urban areas in Southern Africa.
Women’s Radio Fund: The Women’s Radio Fund aims to build a support network for women radio producers and broadcasters worldwide. The Women's Radio Fund is a member of Women's International Network of AMARC (World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters) and the International Association of Women in Radio and Television.