Who We Are
for 30+ Years
for 30+ Years
We offer flexible feminist funding and support to fuel collective action
and create meaningful change that will last beyond our lifetimes
Our Mission & History
Global Fund for Women envisions a world where movements for gender justice have transformed power and privilege for a few into equity and equality for all.
We were founded over 30 years ago to fill a critical gap in funding for local women's rights organizations. Today, we are the leading funder of gender justice organizations, initiatives and movements worldwide.
Our values, rooted in feminist funding principles, guide every interaction we have with our partners, donors, community members, and colleagues.
BOLD, COLLABORATIVE CURIOUS & AUTHENTIC
About Our Team
We are a diverse team of dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to fund and strengthen bold, ambitious gender justice movements. Meet our staff, board members, and advisors.
We are in a time of change and great possibility, globally, and I am hopeful. I'm certain that shifting power to drive equity, equality, and justice for all is not only possible but inevitable. I hope you will join us.
President & CEO at Global Fund for Women
Philanthropy by definition comes out of systems of inequality. We work to leverage and influence that system to shift power through collective advocacy and accountability.
Vice President, Programs
Global Fund for Women's funding is vital to keeping grass-roots organizations healthy and supported. By offering no-strings-attached support, we are trusting our grantee partners to determine their own needs and priorities, which allows them to make the biggest impact.
Investing in grassroots movements for gender justice is one of the most effective ways to create and sustain long-term social transformation. Through our movement-led approach and feminist funding principles, we ensure that every dollar we receive is used to make a lasting impact.
of grants awarded to groups working in repressive societies.
We focus our work in countries where civil society is closed, repressed, or obstructed by governments.
of program funding is multi-year.
Longer-term support allows groups to plan ahead and stay agile.