Girls Rights Project: Grants for Women and Girls

OVERVIEW: The Girls Rights Project supports organizations working in the fields of education, anti-trafficking, ending the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting, and locating missing girls.

IP TAKE: This funder does not award a large number of grants each year.

PROFILE: Since 2012the Girls Rights Project has awarded girl-centered grants to organizations working in education, anti-trafficking, ending the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting, and locating missing girls. According to the project, it is “especially concentrated on making sure that all girls go to school, have physical autonomy, are protected from a life of abuse, slavery or trafficking.”

Prior to the Girls Rights Project, Stacey Keare ran the Keare/Hodge Foundation, established in 2001, to support grants in health, education and human rights. As Keare grew interested in matters directly related to girls, she discovered that “a couple of really great organizations focused on education,” but she grew “extremely frustrated” with the discovery that many girls’ and women’s empowerment groups were working from an economic perspective rather than human rights one. 

Girls Rights Project does not geographically restrict its grantmaking, and awards grants to organizations working in global regions where girls’ rights violations are typically the most egregious or where girls’ rights are all but nonexistent.

Although most grants are awarded to community-based groups and projects, the project also supports larger international organizations advocating for girls’ rights on a global scale. Its grantmaking ranges from $1,000 to $10,000. To get a better idea of what kinds of organizations and projects it funds, browse its grantee list.

While the foundation awards most of its grants to community-based groups and projects, it also supports larger international organizations advocating and fighting for girls’ rights on a global scale.

Girls Rights Project grants typically range from $1,000 to $10,000. For a deeper look into the types of groups the project funds, grantseekers can browse through its grantee list.

The project accepts unsolicited applications on a rolling basis. Interested grantseekers can contact the organization about potential funding via its website or by contacting project president Stacey Keare directly at stacey@girlsrightsproject.com.

PEOPLE:

  • Stacey Keare, President
  • John Hodge, Vice President

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