Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund’s Small Grants to Grassroots Projects

Deadline: 31 July 2014
The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF) provides provides small grants to grassroots projects that empower women and girls. It focuses its investments on projects that create local solutions to advance women’s rights and social justice in developing countries. VGIF often provides early support, funding innovative projects that help grow new organizations, test new community change strategies and foster women leaders. It relies on local project directors to identify their own needs, design action strategies and develop projects.
VGIF provides small grants up to $7,500 USD to grassroots projects that are led by women and that help empower women and girls, in developing countries around the world.
VGIF supports organizations that are governed and directed by women; organizations in developing countries, including the emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, that address issues such as:
  • Economic empowerment
  • Community development
  • Health and nutritional support
  • Literacy and leadership training
  • Educational seminars and workshops
  • Promoting education in the sciences for girls
  • Women’s human rights
Letters of intent are accepted by the Fund from June 1, 2014.
For more information, visit this link.

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