New Venture Fund: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The New Venture Funds supports girls and women’s organizations around the world.

IP TAKE: This funder is open to supporting intersecting projects within its multiple fields of funding interest and those that are slightly outside its grantmaking scope.

PROFILE: Founded in 2006, the New Venture Fund (NVF) can be described as more of a donor-advised fund rather than a traditional grantmaker. An independent board with “extensive experience in philanthropy and nonprofit management” conducts NVFs oversight. NVF supports a number of projects related to conservation, global health, public policy, international development, education, disaster recovery, and the arts. Global health grantseekers are going to want to check out the New Venture Fund for Global Policy and Advocacy or NVF for GPA.

On a broad scale, NVF for GPA seeks global health and development projects increasing public awareness, involved with policy research, and those encouraging improved communications within the global health and development landscape. Areas of interest include family planning, gender equality, maternal, newborn, and child health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene. Click here to learn more about NVF for GPAs areas of grantmaking interest.  

NVF grant amounts range from around $50,000 to nearly $6 million. Most grants, however, fall in the $50,000 to $200,000 range. Girls and women’s organizations supported by NVF in the past include BRAC USA and the Chicago Foundation for Women. To learn more about the types of projects backed by the fund, explore its Project Directory page.

Grantseekers interested in applying for an NVF for GPA grant can create an account to obtain more information about the program here.


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