The Global Fund for Women Grants

Deadline: 15 December 2014
Open to: women-led groups outside the United States
Grant: between $5,000 and $30,000 per year for operation and project expenses


Global Fund for Women invests in women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. They value local expertise and believe that women themselves know best how to determine their needs and propose solutions for lasting change and continue to defend and expand hard-won gains in women’s rights by focusing on three critical areas:

Zero Violence
They 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.

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

Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

A support is provided to 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.


Please note that your group must meet all the following criteria to be eligible for a grant:

  • It is based in a country outside the United States, priority is given to certain countries which you can find HERE;
  • Its primary focus is advancing women’s equality and human rights, with these goals clearly reflected in its activities;
  • It is a group of women working together. They do not accept requests from individuals;
  • It is governed, directed, and led by women. Women must fill all or most of the leadership roles.


The Global Fund for Women provides 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.


If you want to apply for the grant, you have to first register on the following website and there are application forms available in five languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, and Spanish .

Deadline for applications is 15 December 2014.

For more information, please visit the official website.


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