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Children on Cambodia's "Silk Island" have a safe place to learn and play thanks to GFC partner Khemara.

Global Fund for Children invests in community-based organizations around the world to help children and youth reach their full potential and advance their rights.

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We are the only global nonprofit dedicated to finding, funding, and coaching truly local organizations that empower young people worldwide.

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From child trafficking to girls’ education, we tackle complex challenges with solutions that are essential to the wellbeing of the children and communities we serve.

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We have invested $56 million in bold ideas, helping more than 1,000 community-based organizations deepen their work to advance children's rights.

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Global Fund for Children's President and CEO, John Hecklinger, sat down with children and young people to chat and learn from one another. As part of GFC's "Chat with Children and Youth" series, we kick off with a simple question - what is Global Fund for Children?


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Resilient. Bold. Dedicated. Led by innovative local leaders, our partner organizations provide life-changing programs that directly impact the children and youth in their communities.


From Bangladesh to Kyrgyzstan to South Africa, we go the extra mile to find developing programs that will thrive with our support.

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Reinventing the strategic planning process enabled the GFC team to gather feedback from peers and partners; reflect on GFC’s role as an instigator of change;…

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Incorporating play into classroom learning to advance students’ cultural connectivity and academic achievement was the subject of a recent PEAK initiative partner workshop in Zambia’s…

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In Central America, young leaders are promoting healthy masculinities to normalize gender justice in their communities. Learn what gender justice and healthy masculinities mean to…

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January 31, 2023
Meet Ramanou Moboladji Babaedjou, a member of GFC’s programs team! He supports and develops the capacity of GFC’s partners in Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea.
January 13, 2023
Get the latest information on our emergency response to help children affected by the war in Ukraine.
January 9, 2023
Meet John Hecklinger! GFC’s President and CEO shares his professional journey and what drew him to GFC.

Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

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