Devon Creek Foundation: Grants for Women and Girls

OVERVIEW: The Devon Creek Foundation supports gender equality, women’s rights and women’s health organizations around the world.

IP TAKE: This funder does not award many grants each year. Grantseekers should expect competition when approaching Devon Creek.

PROFILE: The Devon Creek Foundation was granted charitable status in 2014 and aims to “[p]romote sustainability at global, national and local level.” Grantmaking programs include Population, Energy, Human Rights, Reproductive Health, Justice, Education, Environment, Civil Society, Arts, Conflict Resolution and Strengthening NGOs.

The foundation conducts work that benefits women and girls through its Human Rights, Reproductive Health, Justice and Education programs. The Human Rights program supports organizations that promote human rights with a focus on reproductive health, justice and educational opportunities for women. Devon Creek’s Reproductive Health grants focus on maternal and infant care, with a particular emphasis on preventing and treating obstetric fistula. The foundation’s Justice program grants support organizations promoting gender equality while the Education program offers grants to improve access to education and education equality for women.

Devon Creek’s grants typically ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Past grantees in this space include Operation Fistula and the Protect Your Sister Project. The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals; however, it accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry.


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