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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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While the war rages on, brave young activists from Theatre of Contemporary Dialogue continue their work in Ukraine, using the arts to help children and…

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Community-driven systems change is one of the guiding stars of GFC's new strategic vision. GFC’s Partner Advisory Group deliberated on its importance and how GFC…

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In September, the Spark Fund kicked off its first convening, welcoming youth leaders from Europe and Eurasia to a three-day get-together in Armenia. In this…

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November 29, 2022
The Emmy Award–winning TV personality and host will continue her commitment to social justice by working with GFC to champion children’s rights and voices.
November 24, 2022
Your Global Fund for Children gift this holiday season will go to work in the heart of communities where children and youth are most in need.
November 22, 2022
Get the latest information on our emergency response to help children affected by the war in Ukraine.

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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