MISSION: POSSIBLE

2016 ANNUAL REPORT

MISSION: POSSIBLE
Letter from our CEO and Board Co-Chairs

 

To some, gender equality might seem like an impossible vision. But with resilient women’s groups and women’s movements on the front lines every day demanding a better world for everyone, it’s Mission: Possible.

Learn more about the progress we made toward gender equality in 2016.

 

READ THE CEO & BOARD CHAIRS’ LETTER

GETTING RESOURCES WHERE THEY’RE NEEDED MOST
$26
MILLION

Resources Mobilized

A key part of securing bigger wins for gender equality around the world is partnering with other organizations—women’s funds, governments, NGOs, and corporations—that share our vision.

*AmplifyChange is a multi-donor fund for sexual and reproductive health and rights run by MannionDaniels in partnership with Global Fund for Women and African Women’s Development Fund.

Read more about our work with AmplifyChange here.

GRANTMAKING + MOVEMENT BUILDING
Rewriting the rules for equality

Every grant was made with one goal in mind: to ensure every dollar made the biggest impact possible. Despite powerful opposition, in 2016 we made important progress for women’s human rights, and strengthened women’s movements all around the world.

349
GETTING CHANGE ON THE BOOKS
GRANTING PROTECTION TO OVER
230
MILLION PEOPLE
BIG ISSUES, BIG IMPACT
Grantmaking in FY2016 in our impact areas

Global Fund for Women is working toward a world where every woman and girl is strong, safe, powerful, and heard—and our grantees are making an impact in our key issue areas. Our support of women’s funds remains an important strategy, and grants this year from Brazil to Tanzania, to Nepal and Ukraine, helped them increase global momentum for equality.

28%
15%
25%
32%
OUR BENEFICIARIES
AGAINST THE ODDS
Women lead in times of crisis

Supporting laws and policies that promote gender equality – and stopping those that harm women – is one of the many ways our grantee partners are making the world safer for women.

As part of our overall direct grantmaking, we awarded:
36 GRANTS
in
12 COUNTRIES
totaling
$499000
to empower women to respond to crises and natural disasters.
INSPIRING ACTION
Making women heard loud and clear

Our storytelling campaigns amplify the voices of women who are working for gender equality and inspire our audience to take action.

WHY FUND WOMEN?
BECAUSE WE'RE STRONGER TOGETHER
WHY FUND WOMEN?
BECAUSE WE’RE STRONGER TOGETHER

 

IN 2016 WE RECEIVED OVER
12000
GIFTS FROM INDIVIDUALS AND INSTITUTIONS

 

This support is at the heart of Global Fund for Women’s success – and many gifts come with incredible stories. One of these is from Grace Jackson, a legacy donor who remembered Global Fund for Women in her will. Hear more about Grace’s activism for women’s rights and how her gift will support women for many years to come.
BRAZIL & BEYOND
Donors on the ground

 

In the spring of 2016, Global Fund for Women staff and supporters traveled to Brazil to meet our grantee partners there, standing in solidarity with incredible women during a very difficult time in Brazil.
Since 1988, we’ve supported
120
women’s organizations in Brazil with almost $3.5M in grants

 

Join our donor community and help change the future
for women and girls around the world.

EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS
Financial information

In Fiscal Year 2016, our total revenue was more than $14.3 million, and our total expenses were less than $13.8 million. We devoted 80% of our resources to programmatic activities.

Total: $14382759
Total: $13753763
ABOUT GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN
Getting money and attention where it is needed most

Global Fund for Women’s vision is a world where every woman and girl is strong, safe, powerful, and heard. No exceptions.

We are a global champion for the human rights of women and girls. We use our powerful networks to find, fund, and amplify the courageous work of women who are building social movements and challenging the status quo. By shining a spotlight on critical issues, we rally communities of advocates who take action and invest money to empower women.

For more information, contact us.

2015 – 2016
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sharon Baghwan Rolls, Board Co-chair, Figi IslandsAmina Doherty, Antigua & Barbuda/Nigeria
Blythe Masters, Board Co-chair, United KingdomMozn Hassan, Egypt
Marissa Wesely, Treasurer, United StatesNita Ing, Taiwan
Linda Gruber, Secretary, United StatesMusimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, Kenya
Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, NigeriaLayli Maparyan, United States
Julie Parker Benello, United StatesTabara Ndiaye, Senegal
Roxane Divol, United States/Colombia/FranceMaria Núñez, United States/Mexico
Nurgul Djanaeva, KyrgyzstanJurema Werneck, Brazil

Join Us

Courageous women and girls around the world are demanding power and resources to realize their rights. Join them and raise your voice in the fight for gender equality.