Global Fund for Women

Rating: 4.81 stars   27 reviews


222 Sutter St., Ste 500 San Francisco CA 94108 USA


The Global Fund for Women plays a leading role in advancing women’s rights by making grants that support and strengthen women’s groups around the world. We mobilize and redistribute resources that enable women to develop creative solutions to local, regional, and transnational challenges. We bring grantees and donors together in an international network that promotes women’s action for social change, equality, peace, and justice worldwide.


The Global Fund is honored to work in a supportive, trust-based partnership with women's rights organizations in nearly 200 countries. The extraordinary courage, perseverance and leadership of these groups advance the international women's movement and promote social justice worldwide. Our grants range from $500 to a maximum annual grant of $30,000. We primarily provide flexible, general support grants that address universal issues such as reproductive health and choice, access to education, economic independence, political participation, the rights of sexual minorities and the prevention of violence against women and girls. To help link women's rights groups outside the United States, the Global Fund also funds a limited number of small, time-sensitive grants to participants and organizers of conferences that bring together and build the capacity of women's rights activists. The Global Fund organizes its grantmaking into five geographic regions (Sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, Europe and Central Asia & the Middle East and North Africa) and six themes (Advancing Health and Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Building Peace and Ending Gender-Based Violence, Ensuring Economic and Environmental Justice, Expanding Civic and Political Participation, Access to Education & Fostering Social Change Philanthropy).

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work with Inkworks Press, a worker-owned and collectively managed printing company in Berkeley. We have printed for Global Fund for Women for many years, and deeply appreciate working with them. Not only is their mission consistent with ours, but they're delightful people to work with. We'd love more customers like them.

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