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  • 1. GLOBAL FUNDS FOR WOMEN
    an international grant-making foundation network of men and women committed to women’s rights.
     
  • 2. GLOBAL FUNDS FOR WOMEN
    MISSION STATEMENT: advance women's human rights by making grants to women's groups that work to gain freedom from poverty, violence and discrimination
    VISION STATEMENT: a just and democratic world where women and men participate equally in all aspects of society
  • 3. addresses key women’s issues:
    violence against women
    economic and environmental justice
    women’s health
    women’s civic and political participation
    access to education for girls
    social change
  • 4. Since 1987…
    • $65 million has been awarded to 3,679 women's organizations in 167 countries
    • 5. does not give grants to individuals or organizations in the United States
    • 6. Feels resources can be stretched farther in developing countries
  • HISTORY
    founded in 1987 in Palo Alto, California by Anne Firth Murray, Frances Kissling, and Laura Lederer
    recognized that women around the world lacked basic human rights and lacked access to the resources that could change their situations
    In their first year, they provided eight grants, totaling $34,000, to women’s groups in different parts of the world .
  • 7. GRANTS
    The majority of thegrants range between $500 to a maximum annual grant of $20,000.
    accepts proposals in any language and in any format.
    A diverse professional staff reviews 3,000 proposals each year, of which the Global Fund is able to support over 500.
    grant making process is informed by the expertise of an international advisory council of over 100 women and men
  • 8. Board of Directors
    16 members that reflect the diversity of the globe
    Officers of the Board
    Amina Mama, Chair Nigeria/South Africa
    Stans Kleijnen, Treasurer The Netherlands/United States
    Dina Dublon, Secretary United States
    STAFF
    The Executive Management Team: Kavita N. RamdasPresident and Chief Executive OfficerDale NeedlesChief Operations OfficerShalini NatarajVice President, ProgramsJennifer Weber Vice President, Development
  • 9. THE GLOBAL FUNDS FOR WOMEN…
    relying on contributions from:
    Individuals
    Foundations
    corporations
  • 10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TjpzaPqOEo

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