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Global Fund for Women
Activities and Programs

 The Global Fund is honored to work in partnership with women''s rights organizations in 166 countries. The extraordinary courage, perseverance and leadership of these groups advance the international women''s movement and promote social justice worldwide.
 We accept proposals in any language and in any format.

The majority of our grants range between $500 to a maximum annual grant of $20,000. Our 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.

In our efforts to link women''s rights groups outside the United States, the Global Fund also funds a limited number of small, time-sensitive grants to participants and organizers of conferences that bring together and build the capacity of women''s rights activists.


The Global Fund organizes its grantmaking into
five geographic regions:

    • Africa
    • Americas and the Caribbean
    • Asia and Oceania
    • Europe and the Former Soviet States
    • Middle East and North Africa

The Process
A diverse professional staff reviews 3,000 proposals each year, of which the Global Fund is able to support over 500. The board of directors representing women leaders from around the world approves all final grant decisions. The Global Fund''s grantmaking process is informed by the expertise of an international advisory council of over 100 women and men. Current and former grantees play a vital role in helping to identify, refer and recommend new and emerging groups that are eligible for grants.

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