We strategically unite community leaders around mutual challenges, geographies, and opportunities, helping our local partners move out of isolation and into collective impact for children and youth.

Global Initiatives


This initiative supports the work of 13 community-based organizations around the world that are empowering girls and increasing their access to quality education.

Supporting children affected by the coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present unprecedented challenges for children and youth worldwide. GFC is disbursing emergency grants to its community-based partners to protect the young people who are most at risk.

Safeguarding children and youth globally

By strengthening its safeguarding practices and serving as a resource for partners and peers, including through the Funder Safeguarding Collaborative, GFC works to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and youth worldwide.


The Spark Fund invests in youth-led social change worldwide. It champions the efforts of young people tackling injustice and inequality, driving transformational change, and building a more inclusive post-pandemic world.


Cross-Regional Initiatives 

Increasing opportunities for children with disabilities in Asia and Eurasia

This initiative supports four local organizations empowering children with disabilities in India, Kyrgyzstan, and Thailand by increasing their access to education and healthcare.

Preventing child trafficking in Asia and Eurasia

This initiative supports four community-based organizations preventing child trafficking and supporting survivors in India, Kyrgyzstan, and Thailand.


Regional Initiatives


Ending violence against girls in west africa

With a focus on rural Sierra Leone and Liberia, this two-year initiative aims to address the root causes of violence against girls by empowering adolescent girls to advance their rights.



Championing the rights of migrant girls

Through the collective work of 14 local partners, this initiative aims to protect the safety and rights of adolescent migrant girls in Central America, Mexico, and the US, while raising public awareness about the challenges and heightened vulnerability these girls face throughout their journey.

Empowering adolescent girls in Central America

This four-year collaboration leverages a cohort of 17 community-based organizations to promote gender equality and advance girls’ rights and opportunities across Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Promoting Youth Leadership for Gender Justice

This initiative brings together youth-led groups and networks of community-based organizations in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua to engage boys and young men in promoting healthy masculinities and advancing gender justice.

Supporting Early Education and Development in Honduras

This pilot initiative brings together five community-based organizations in Honduras that are improving development and learning outcomes for infants and young children.




This five-year initiative works to fight trafficking and hazardous labor in India by addressing their root causes, providing direct services to at-risk and affected children, and supporting local actors to take collective action.

Countering Trafficking and Exploitation in Bangladesh

This two-year initiative supports a network of local partners in Bangladesh that are dedicated to addressing the trafficking and exploitation of children and youth in their communities.


Europe & Eurasia 

Exploring Masculinities in England

This pilot collaboration brings together ten community-based organizations across England to engage boys and young men in exploring gender and masculinities and to create positive social change.

Reducing Violence Against Migrant Children in Southeast Europe

This two-year initiative supports four community-based organizations in Croatia, North Macedonia, and Serbia that are increasing protections for migrant children and youth and promoting tolerance in transit and host countries.

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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