OVERVIEW: The Vodafone Americas Foundation supports organizations empowering women and girls in the technology sector, as well as projects and programs protecting them from violence.
IP TAKE: This funder seeks sustainable projects that are affordable to the populations they are serving.
PROFILE: The Vodafone Americas Foundation is just one of a worldwide network of 27 charitable arms of the global telecommunications corporation. Each of Vodafone’s philanthropic arms share similar objectives. The goal of Vodafone Americas is “to connect an ecosystem of partners that use wireless technology to spark innovation, improve lives, transform the global development sector, and empower women and girls.”
The foundation’s empowerment grants support organizations narrowing the gender gap by providing women and girls with increased economic opportunities. Vodafone supports projects in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), advocacy work to increase women’s presence in the technology sector, programs protecting women and girls against violence, and solutions for health issues specific to women.
The majority of Vodafone grants are in the range of $10,000 to $50,000. Girls Who Code, TechGirlz, and the Malala Fund are examples of past grantees.
The Vodafone Americas Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.
- Megan Doberneck, Director and Secretary
- June Sugiyama, Director