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Join the Girl Fund today + make an impact for girls every month

Every girl deserves the chance to realize her full potential. That's why we launched the Girl Fund—to provide ongoing support to high-impact nonprofits increasing opportunities and improving the lives of girls.
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How It Works

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Set up a monthly donation to the GlobalGiving Girl Fund.
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Every month we’ll divide your donation between a select group of eight high-impact nonprofits helping gender equality.
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Receive regular email updates on how your donation is making a difference in the lives of girls.

Get your first donation matched!

A generous anonymous donor has agreed to match 100% of new monthly donations to the Girl Fund, while funds remain. Make a monthly recurring donation to your favorite project and get your donation matched! For example, if you set up a new $25 monthly recurring donation, we'll donate an additional $25 to the project.

Girls everywhere are facing immense challenges

Gender inequalities are still deeply rooted in every society. Many women and girls still lack access to employment opportunities, basic education, and healthcare, and are often subjected to violence and discrimination.

Everyone benefits when we invest in girls

The math is simple: in countries where there's higher gender equality, there's less poverty, more economic growth, and a higher standard of living. We must improve opportunities for everyone by dismantling barriers to women's and girls' participation in economic, social, and political life.

Meet the 2020 Girl Fund leaders:

Gender Equality | Kenya  

Rural Entrepreneurs Livelihoods Support Project

The project will for the first time introduce a comprehensive programme of packaged support for ultra-poor women in Mandera County to address endemic poverty faced by women in particular & seek to achieve a systemic change.
Gender Equality | Kenya  

Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School

This project will ensure that a 100 girls who are bright find it comfortable to finish school and maximize their potential of doing well in class as causes of absenteeism will be minimized and and the basic facilities to bring incentives to attend class are provided for and we aspire to break the circle of exclusion and vulnerability.
Gender Equality | Senegal  

Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal

By providing access to education, our project empowers girls to fight the causes and effects of poverty in their lives and to build a brighter future for themselves, their families and their communities. We work to reduce poverty levels in remote, rural areas of Senegal and help the most marginalized girls and families.
Gender Equality | Uganda  

Empowering African Girls with Health & Education

The poverty cycle can be broken when girls stay in school. An innovative solution has proven to be key: sustainable menstrual health she can count on. With it, she can avoid infection, shame, exploitation, early marriage, and even trafficking.
Gender Equality | India  

Train 5,500 Indian youth as peer health leaders

Gender inequality is widespread in India and impacts the health and educational outcomes of its 120 million adolescent girls. GHC will first train 2,500 Indian teen girls as peer health educators, or "Champions," in 100 low-income schools in India.
Gender Equality | Dominican Republic  

Unleash the Leader in a Girl

The Mariposa Girls Leadership Program educates, empowers and employs girls living in extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic - setting them off on the path to become active leaders for social change.
Gender Equality | Rwanda  

Women-Led Water Advances Gender Equity in Rwanda

women for water is partnering with Global Grassroots to advance gender equity through clean water access in communities across Rwanda. This project, led by local women, will provide clean water access and business training to community members in the Jali Sector.
Gender Equality | Uganda  

Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future

Act4Africa brings vulnerable, out-of-school girls together in rural Uganda to form tight support groups & receive training on gender equality, sexual, reproductive & maternal health & sustainable livelihoods. They learn vital life-skills including communication, assertiveness and decision-making and learn about their rights on key issues such as sexual and domestic abuse.

How our community selects nonprofits for the Girl Fund

The GlobalGiving community is home to hundreds of nonprofit partners accelerating gender equality around the world. Each March, as International Women's Day approaches, we invite those organizations to compete for a year-long spot in the GlobalGiving Girl Fund.
The eight organizations that win the most support from GlobalGiving donors and peers through our annual Girl Fund Campaign will earn a place in the fund for the next year.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the GlobalGiving Girl Fund?
To join the GlobalGiving Girl Fund as a monthly donor, enter the monthly amount you would like to give in the box at the top of the page. Then click the orange “DONATE” button and complete your transaction on our checkout page. In order to complete your monthly donation, you’ll need to enter a password to create an account on GlobalGiving, which will allow you to manage your Girl Fund giving and track your donations. You can pay for your monthly donation with a credit card (including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), PayPal, or ApplePay.

How can my favorite nonprofit join the GlobalGiving Girl Fund?
The first step is for the organization to submit an application to join GlobalGiving. If your favorite organization has already joined the community, let the organization know that you’re eager to support them in GlobalGiving’s March Girl Fund Campaign where they could earn a year-long spot in the Girl Fund.

When will I be charged for my monthly donation?
Once you complete your transaction, your card will be charged this amount immediately, and then will automatically be charged the same amount on the same day of each month going forward. For instance, if you set up your monthly donation on January 20th, then all future donations will post to your credit card on the 20th of each subsequent month until you cancel your monthly donation.

How do I change the amount of my monthly donation?
Through your GlobalGiving profile, you can easily change the amount of your monthly Girl Fund donation. In the top right corner of the website, select the profile icon (or log in). Under “My Profile,” choose the “Donations” tab and find the monthly donation you wish to change. Changes will take effect with your next regularly scheduled monthly payment.

I need to change the credit card I am using for my monthly donation. How do I do that?
Go to the Recurring Donations section of your GlobalGiving profile, select “Edit/Update Billing Info.” You can enter new credit card/billing information here.

Will I receive a tax receipt when my credit card is charged each month?
When you set up your monthly Girl Fund donation, you will be charged for the first month’s payment, and will receive a receipt at that time. You will receive a receipt after the initial transaction, but not after each subsequent monthly donation. However, through your GlobalGiving account, you can access your donation history at any time and get a snapshot of your total donations made to date. And, in January of the coming year, we will email you an aggregated receipt for tax purposes reflecting all of your donations during the year.

How do I cancel my monthly Girl Fund donation?
No strings attached! Cancel any time. Girl Fund donors make a big difference for the projects they support, so we hope you’ll choose to keep giving. However, if you wish to cancel your Girl Fund monthly donation, you can do this through your GlobalGiving account. If you terminate your monthly donation and wish to restart it, simply go through the process described above to set up a new monthly donation. All donations are backed by GlobalGiving Guaranteed. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your membership and wish to discuss your concerns, please contact us.

Not ready to give monthly?

Not a problem—you can support the Girl Fund and its six high-impact nonprofits by making a one-time donation as well.

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