Global Fund for Women Grants

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 for Women’s grantmaking will focus on three critical areas:

Freedom from Violence
Economic & Political Equality
Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

Global Fund for Women receives over 2,500 proposals each year and is able to award about 500 grants annually. Unfortunately we do not have the resources to provide funding to all the groups that meet our criteria. We do, however, give priority to women’s groups that might particularly benefit from our support. Please review a full list of our priorities before applying for a grant.

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Eligibility Details

  • It is based in a country outside the United States. We do not fund US-based organizations.
  • Its primary focus is advancing women’s equality and human rights, with these goals clearly reflected in its activities. Please note that groups whose sole purpose is to generate income or to provide charity to individuals are not eligible to apply.
  • It is a group of women working together. We do not accept requests from individuals and do not fund projects proposed by or for the benefit of individuals (including scholarships).
  • It is governed, directed, and led by women. Women must fill all or most of the leadership roles throughout the various decision-making levels of the group (including but not limited to the most senior decision-making levels).

Application Guidance

We make the greatest impact for women’s rights when we focus on the issues that make a vital difference for women and girls. When women and girls are free from violence—when they are empowered—when they control decisions about their own bodies—they soar. We continue to defend and expand hard-won gains in women’s rights by focusing on three critical areas:

Freedom from Violence

We 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.

Our goal: An end to gender based violence.

Economic & Political Equality

We support advocacy for economic and legal reform and women’s equal participation in local and national elections and economies. We support democracy movements and efforts to secure land, labor and property rights.

Our goal: All women are economically secure and independent and are supported by policies ensuring women’s and girls’ equal rights to resources and livelihoods.

Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

We support campaigns, service delivery, advocacy and education to influence attitudes and achieve policy change that secures women’s and girls’ full access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Our goal: All women and girls are free to make their own reproductive and sexual choices. Sexual and reproductive health services and information are readily available.

While our focus is sharp, we continue to provide general support funding, which is critical to strengthen and sustain strong women’s rights movements.

Tools for change

Our grant partners use three tools to achieve lasting change for women and girls:


Using technology to advocate, connect, and increase awareness of key issues to support global women’s right movements that are constantly learning, mobilizing and evolving. Critical issues include security, advocacy, and mapping.


Using a variety of educational approaches to build knowledge, skills, and self-confidence. This includes advocating for change through increasing public awareness and influencing attitudes in support of women’s and girls’ human rights.


To change attitudes and systems, women and girls must be leaders – in protest, advocacy, representation and mobilization. This includes providing young women with important leadership opportunities.


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