In the last 20 years, Global Fund for Children has transformed millions of children’s lives by supporting meaningful change where it stands to do the most good: in the heart of the community.

Total Grassroots Partners
Children Served
We are growing a global network of change agents who advocate for children’s rights and ensure that children have what they need to thrive. Since 1997, Global Fund for Children has invested in 698 grassroots organizations, strengthening thousands of communities and improving the lives of more than 10 million children and youth worldwide.

We invest in early-stage organizations and help them become strong, sustainable engines of social change.

2/3 First Investors

Every new idea needs a champion. That’s the role we like to play for our grassroots organizations. We are the first major US-based investor for every two out of three partners.

80% Nascent Organizations

We identify innovative organizations and invest during the critical early stages of their development, when they can most benefit from our support. Eighty percent of our grassroots partners have annual budgets under $100,000 when they receive their first GFC grant.

3x Budget Growth

On average, our partners’ budgets triple during their GFC partnership, enabling them to expand and improve their programs for greater impact on children’s lives.

91% Success Rate

We measure our partners’ progress as we help them grow their visibility, strengthen their organizational capacity, and boost their budget size. Roughly 91% of our graduating partners meet or exceed our expectations for growth and success.

Our partners become national leaders in children’s rights, and influence government policy to defend and protect hundreds of thousands of children worldwide.


Heroes Awards


World’s Children’s




Echoing Green

We place children, youth, and communities at the heart of everything we do, harnessing their power and wisdom to change the world.

But until every child is safe and cared for, our work isn’t done. We need your help. 


“Global Fund for Children has invested in our organization at the programmatic level as well as organizational level allowing us to focus on not just today’s operations but also on sustaining the impact over the years to come. Their investment has enabled us to move a step closer to our mission of raising every boy in India to be gender equitable.”
– Rujuta Teredesai, Co-Founder and Director, Equal Community Foundation India

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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