Global Fund for Children partners to build a world where all children and youth enjoy equal resources and opportunities in society and live free from violence, discrimination, and exploitation. We do this by investing in innovative, grassroots organizations that provide children and youth with the resources to reach their full potential and advance their rights worldwide. In the fight for children’s rights, too many great ideas go unheard and unfunded. Global Fund for Children is here to change that. We discover grassroots organizations pursuing bold ideas, and provide the funding, coaching, and connections to give those ideas a chance to work. We take smart risks that others don’t, walking alongside our partners to help them develop and succeed, so that, together, we can build a future where all children and youth are safe, strong, and valued.

Company details:


Headquarters: Washington, DC

Year founded:1996

Company type: Nonprofit

Company size: 11-50 employees

Our Model

We are the only global nonprofit dedicated to discovering, funding, and coaching truly grassroots organizations that empower young people worldwide.

Our Focus Areas

From child trafficking to girls’ education, we tackle complex challenges with solutions that are essential to the well-being of the children and communities we serve.

Our Impact

We have invested $40 million in bold ideas, helping 646 grassroots organizations scale and deepen their work to advance children's rights.

Global Fund for Children invests in grassroots organizations around the world to help children and youth reach their full potential and advance their rights.

171 Grassroots Partners: Resilient. Dedicated. Homegrown. Led by innovative local leaders, our partner organizations provide life-changing programs that directly impact the children and youth in their communities.

48 Countries of operation:From Bangladesh to Kyrgyzstan to Zambia, we go the extra mile to find developing programs that need our help and will thrive with our support.