What We Do
WE PUT OUR MONEY
WHERE OUR MOUTH IS

Forget top-down philanthropy. We get core, flexible funding and resources to feminist activists around the world.

MOVEMENT-LED APPROACH

WE FUND GENDER JUSTICE MOVEMENTS

From the Green Wave to #EndSARS, movements drive social transformation but lack resources and support. We’re changing that.

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WE PROVIDE CRISIS AND INNOVATION GRANTS

We offer gender-sensitive crisis response and flexible funding for grassroots organizations.

Advocacy

WE USE OUR VOICE TO DRIVE CHANGE

We speak up when it matters most, using our platform and privilege to drive attention and disrupt harmful narratives.

On Our Feminist Approach
Across the world, feminist movements are leading with creativity, resilience, and determination. For 30+ years, Global Fund for Women has operated on the belief that we are all in this together, and we trust these movements to lead the way.

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DOUBLING DOWN ON SUPPORTING MOVEMENTS

We're doubling down on our support for gender justice movements, with the goal of shifting power toward women, girls, and all marginalized people worldwide.

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Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Perú

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CRISIS FUND STRATEGY

Global Fund for Women’s crisis strategy empowers local, gender-sensitive crisis response, rebuilding, and resilience. When disaster response takes a feminist and grassroots approach, it can lead to long-term changes in cultural norms and lasting policies and services for marginalized groups.

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OUR IMPACT

We have supported grassroots organizers to end civil wars, get female presidents elected, and secure laws giving new protections to millions of people.

Global Fund for Women has made a total of 12,242 grants for $184,790,901 to 5,235 organizations in 176 countries over 32 years.

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Testimonials

In their own words, hear how feminist funding has made a difference to the work of our partners.

Jurema Werneck,
Criola co-founder
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Global Fund for Women offered support so that we — poor Black women from slums in Rio de Janeiro — could create and expand our work with other Black girls and women in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. And today, 28 years later, Criola is one of the most influential women's organizations in the country, thanks to the trust that Global Fund for Women placed in us."
Zoneziwoh Mbondgulo-Wondieh,
Women for a Change Cameroon executive director
Buea, Cameroon
"We need not just more funding but better funding: flexible, core funding that allows organizations to use the grants how they wish. It was this unrestricted funding from the Global Fund for Women that allowed our organization to quickly turn our attention toward the Covid response and gave us the autonomy to provide what our communities really needed."

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Featured Campaigns

By sharing the stories of brave changemakers and gender justice groups, we bring attention to the critical issues that they face and show how, with your support, we can bring about lasting change.

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