A girl smiles at the camera. © Fundación La Merced / Dominican Republic
© Fundación La Merced / Dominican Republic

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At the core of our model are our partnerships with courageous, dynamic organizations that are improving the lives of children and youth in the heart of their own communities.

We eagerly look for new organizations to partner with across the globe, based on our regional strategies, and particularly when we launch and expand thematic and regional initiatives. Please explore information about our regional strategies and initiatives in Africa, the Americas, Europe and Eurasia, and Asia.

We are committed to selecting partners who align with our values and our mission, and who will leverage the greatest benefit from their partnership with GFC. We use the following eligibility criteria and selection guidelines to help us keep this commitment.

We look for future partners that meet these criteria:

  • Know their community and live or work in the areas they serve
  • Aim to improve the lives of children and youth
  • Embrace discovery, learning, and getting better at what they do
  • Appreciate that they can’t make change alone and see themselves as part of a larger system
  • Address any of our thematic focus areas of education, freedom from violence and exploitation, gender equity, or youth empowerment
  • Have local nonprofit or charitable status and can accept international funds or have a fiscal sponsor that can
  • Protect children and youth with a safeguarding policy or agree to implement one


Since we can only fund a small number of courageous groups around the world, we are especially interested in organizations with these characteristics:

  • Their vision for change might affect all young people in their area, but they focus on children and youth who are excluded because of their race, gender, gender identity, social class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, where they live, or other factors
  • Young people have founded or lead the organization or have important roles in it
  • They are eager to measure the outcomes and impact of their work and excited to get better at it; they have already seen positive change from the work they do
  • They look at old problems in new ways, take smart risks, and are creative and flexible to respond to change
  • They understand the power of connections with many types of actors to make change and seek to grow their network
  • They believe young people can influence decisions affecting their lives and should raise their voices and claim their rights
  • They understand that advocacy is a powerful tool to change mindsets, norms, and policies and know what it means for them


We are not able to support:

  • Local offices, affiliates, or projects of large INGOs, governments, or intergovernmental organizations
  • Efforts to support or oppose candidates for public office
  • Evangelism or proselytizing, or programs that require adherence to or conversion to religious doctrine
  • Organizations that, in policy or in practice, discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Groups that conduct or support violent activities or violate criminal law


This sounds just like my organization! How can I introduce my organization to GFC?

If your organization is interested in being considered for future Global Fund for Children partner support, you may submit a brief organizational profile using this online form at any time. Completing the form is quick and easy. Many of our current partners first introduced themselves to us this way. Please be aware that we will likely only contact you if and when we have funding that matches your organizational profile.

Submit an organizational profile

Please note that the form cannot load in some internet browsers. If the form does not load, please try accessing it in Google Chrome.

Although the form is available in English, we encourage organizations in French- and Spanish-speaking countries to submit profiles in either of these languages through forms found on the French and Spanish information pages. We can also accept organizational profiles in Portuguese.

Have a question about our eligibility criteria and grant process? Please contact us.

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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