These are the heroes with the passion and local knowledge to transform their communities. We help them achieve that goal.

Worldwide, millions of children and youth live on the edges of society, outside of all mainstream systems. Living in slums, in refugee camps, and in isolated villages, they slip through the cracks of governments and large aid organizations. But thousands of community organizations are filling the gaps, giving children what they need to survive—and thrive. Our job is to help these organizations take their impact to the next level.

Our Grassroots Partners Are


We invest in high-potential organizations early in their development.


Our partners are experts on their communities’ cultures, concerns, needs, and resources.


Our partners challenge assumptions and paradigms as they fight for children’s rights and well-being.


From natural disasters to political unrest, our partners adapt quickly to changing context.


We seek out organizations with the potential to deepen and replicate their programs to achieve maximum impact.


Battling complex problems with limited resources, our partners do whatever it takes to improve children’s lives.

Where We Work

Innovation happens in every corner of the globe.

Focus Areas

Learn how we tackle global challenges with local solutions.

Lives Transformed

Meet our grassroots partners and the children who are impacted by your support.

See Partners by Region

The Americas

Africa & the Middle East

Europe & Eurasia

South Asia

East & Southeast Asia

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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