Global Fund for Women

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Global Fund for Women
Global Fund for Women logo.gif
Type 501(c)(3)
Founded 1987
Founder(s) Anne Firth Murray, Frances Kissling, Laura Lederer
Headquarters
Key people Musimbi Kanyoro, President and Chief Executive Officer; Leila Hessini, Chair, Board of Directors; Dina Dublon, Secretary, Board of Directors
Area served Global
Focus(es) Women's rights
Revenue $14,196,301 (FYE 06/2011)[1]
Motto Promotes women's economic security, health, education and leadership
Website www.globalfundforwomen.org

The Global Fund for Women is the a non-profit foundation funding women's human rights initiatives. It was founded in 1987 by New Zealander Anne Firth Murray, and co-founded by Frances Kissling and Laura Lederer to fund women's initiatives around the world. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

History[edit]

The Global Fund for Women awarded the organization's first grants in 1988 to eight grantees totaling $31,000.

In September 1996, Murray retired and was succeeded by Kavita N. Ramdas. Ramdas ended her 14-year tenure at the Global Fund in September 2010, and was succeeded by Musimbi Kanyoro in August 2011.

Since 1988, the foundation has awarded over $100 million in grants to over 4,000 organizations supporting progressive women's rights in over 170 countries.

In September 2005, the Global Fund for Women created the Legacy Fund, which is the largest endowment in the world dedicated exclusively to women's rights.[2] It donates over $8.5 million annually to women-led organizations.[3]

Profile[edit]

The Global Fund for Women is an international grantmaking foundation that supports groups working to advance the human rights of women and girls. They advocate for and defend women's human rights by making grants to support women's groups around the world.[4]

Funds that support the Global Fund for Women are raised from a variety of sources and are awarded to women-led organizations that promote economic security, health, safety, education and leadership of women and girls.

The Global Fund for Women accepts grant proposals in any language and in any format.[5]

Issues and initiatives[edit]

  • Access to Education[6]
  • Civic & Political Participation[7]
  • Economic & Environmental Justice[8]
  • Health & Sexual Rights[9]
  • Peace & Gender Violence[10]
  • Social Change Philanthropy[11]
  • Women Dismantling Militarism[12]

Publications[edit]

The Global Fund for Women publishes an annual report reporting their financial status, information on their grant partners, and recognition of their donors. This report also contains reflections, statistics and projections about the status of women and girls around the world.[13]

The Global Fund for Women also publishes "Impact Reports"[14] which focus on specific issues impacting women and girls.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Charity Navigator
  2. ^ [2]Global Fund for Women Web site
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  14. ^ [14]Global Fund for Women Web site

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