The Global Fund for Children through its funds transforms the lives of children on the edges of society—trafficked children, refugees, child laborers—and help them regain their rights and pursue their dreams.
The fund invests in undercapitalized organizations that provide critical services to vulnerable children. Its goal is to invest early, help its partners increase capacity, and leave them bigger and stronger than when it found them.
To date, GFC has awarded more than $21 million in grants to nearly 500 organizations working in 78 countries around the world.
Organizational Development Awards: Designed to help grantees improve their effectiveness, these competitive grants support improvements in areas such as fundraising, strategic planning, and monitoring and evaluation.
Leveraging: Using networks in philanthropic circles and the media, it actively facilitates access to funding, awards, and visibility opportunities for our grantees. Since 1997, the fund has leveraged nearly $9 million in additional funds for its partners.
Knowledge Exchange Workshops: Rather than relying on external sources for guidance and expertise, we convene regional workshops that allow the grantees to share their collective wealth of knowledge and experience, and distill best practices for implementing effective programs for the most vulnerable children and youth.
- East and Southeast Asia
- Europe and Eurasia
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- Middle East and North Africa
- North America
- South Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa
Prospective grantee partners must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for support:
- Appropriate size and stage of development
- Direct involvement with children and youth
- Capable management
- Local leadership
- Legal status
- A focus on the most vulnerable
- Community involvement
- Innovation and creativity
- Strong leadership
- Potential for sustainability
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