Foundations with a regional or thematic focus
These grant-making organisations focus on particular regions or set of countries.
Girls First Fund
The Girls First Fund supports community-led efforts to prevent and respond to child marriage. It takes a broad approach to the issue, supporting a range of programmes including those that work directly with girls, engage families and communities, provide services, and advocate for laws and policies.
These grant-making organisations have broad global reach, and focus on a variety of issues related to child marriage and the empowerment of women and girls. As they vary in their requirements and application processes, read their guidelines carefully before applying.
Government agencies, embassies and UN agencies
Government development agencies occasionally assist civil society with funding on a range of activities. Check which agencies have offices in their country, and what work they focus on.
There is a wealth of information, tips and resources online – particularly ones that specialise in funding on women’s and girls’ issues.