GLOBAL FUNDS FOR WOMEN an international grant-making foundation network of men and women committed to women’s rights.
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
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
$65 million has been awarded to 3,679 women's organizations in 167 countries
does not give grants to individuals or organizations in the United States
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 .
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
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
THE GLOBAL FUNDS FOR WOMEN… relying on contributions from: Individuals Foundations corporations