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.

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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What did we do last year? We awarded over $7.4 million in grants to 293 organizations in 40 countries. We launched new initiatives focused on #climate change, post-pandemic #education recovery, and other important issues. We stood by our partners around the world, providing crucial flexible funding and holistic support. Watch our 2023 recap video and learn more.

2023 in review

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Local Partners

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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Global Fund for Children believes that the philanthropy sector must do more to amplify the power of grassroots and youth-led organizations, including building trust through…

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Ahead of the second edition of the West Africa Adolescent Girls Summit, scheduled to take place from March 26-29, 2024, in Monrovia, Liberia, adolescents and…

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Palmer Shepherd, Global Fund for Children’s Vice President of Operations and Governance, reflects on a decade of powering GFC’s team and the work of partnering…

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February 22, 2024
Get the latest information on our emergency response to help children affected by the war in Ukraine.
February 20, 2024
The U múukil xchu ́upalo ́ob (Niñas Valientes/Brave Girls) Initiative is dedicated to providing Indigenous adolescent girls in southern Mexico with meaningful opportunities to enhance their skills and overcome gender-based and sociocultural obstacles that hinder their progress, specifically in education.
February 6, 2024
Desde hace tiempo, el Fondo Global para la Niñez (GFC – por sus siglas en inglés) viene apoyando a las comunidades y organizaciones dedicadas a promover los derechos de la niñez y la juventud; y junto con sus socios de base han venido amplificando el creciente llamado a la filantropía en favor del financiamiento flexible a través de la campaña #FlexibleFundingWorks (#LosFondosFlexiblesFuncionan), que conforma el proyecto Funding for Real Change (Financiamiento para un Cambio Real) dirigido por Ariadne y la Alianza de Financiadores EDGE

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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