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General Support Grants

These are flexible grants to cover general operating expenses, such as rent, utilities, salaries, or equipment, as well as project expenses.

  • Your group must meet ALL the basic criteria of the grant application form to be eligible for a grant.
  • A group may only have one proposal of any type under consideration at a given time.
  • Amount granted may be less than the amount requested if and when an award is made.
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Travel Grants

These are small grants that allow members of an organization to attend conferences and events.

  • Your group must meet ALL the basic criteria of the grant application form to be eligible for a grant.
  • A group may only have one proposal of any type under consideration at a given time.
  • Amount granted may be less than the amount requested if and when an award is made.
  • Applications for travel and event grants must be received at least 8 weeks before the beginning of the event. Funds for these kinds of grants are limited.
  • Because travel grant funding is limited, priority will be given to former Global Fund for Women grantees that do not have access to other funding sources.

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Organizing Meeting/Event Grants

These are small grants to support organizations planning a time-sensitive conference or event.

  • Your group must meet ALL the basic criteria of the grant application form to be eligible for a grant.
  • A group may only have one proposal of any type under consideration at a given time.
  • Amount granted may be less than the amount requested if and when an award is made.
  • Organizing Meeting/Event requests must be received no later than 8 weeks before the beginning of the event.
  • Because our funding for events grants is so limited, priority will be given to former Global Fund for Women grantees that do not have access to other funding sources.

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Women's Funds

Please note we have a separate application form for women’s funds. Please contact your regional team to request a copy.


What We Don’t Fund

In addition, please note that the Global Fund does NOT fund the following:

  • Individuals
  • Scholarships
  • Government entities
  • Groups without a strong women's rights focus
  • Groups based and working primarily or only in the US
  • International organizations proposing projects with local partners
  • Groups whose sole purpose is to generate income or to provide charity to individuals
  • Groups headed and managed by men, without women in the majority of leadership positions
  • Political parties or election campaigns
  • Women's branches/departments/projects of mixed gender organizations

The Global Fund for Women is committed to providing support to women's groups throughout the world in a fair and just way. We have application forms in five languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish and we have the capacity to process applications in other languages. We award grants based on criteria and priorities determined in partnership with women's rights activists working on the ground in the regions in which we fund. In accordance with U.S. law, the Global Fund for Women is required to comply with all U.S. regulations.