This guide provides information on three of the leading donors to children’s projects around the world. If you’re an NGO looking for new funding to support young people in your country, this guide is for you. We’ll discuss some of the some of the biggest donors in the field and how your organisation can apply for support.
The EDF Foundations supports positive initiatives that have been proposed by NGOs and civil society around the world. The Foundation seeks to address a rapidly changing environment by supporting projects that help society to become more cohesive. The EDF Foundation is for everyone to find their place in our society.
The Foundation has three main priorities – Social Inclusion, Autonomy and Humanitarian Intervention. Projects for children are eligible under both the Foundation’s Social Inclusion and Humanitarian Intervention programs. Suitable projects include initiatives that provide education, facilitate employability and the empowerment of young people.
The EDF Foundation receives thousands of applications every year. You can find out about whether your project is eligible as well as top tips on how to be successful by downloading the official application guide book using the link below.
All applications must be submitted online through the EDF Foundation website. Submit your proposal using the link below.
Child Health Foundation
The Child Health Foundation was established in 1985 as a non-profit, public charity to prevent and treat life-threatening communicable diseases of infants and children in the United States and abroad. The Foundation’s mission is “to save the greatest number of children’s lives at the lowest possible cost.” The Child Health Foundation operate independently, seeking and promoting more effective, easily-delivered and less-expensive methods to prevent illness and death of children, such as oral rehydration therapy to prevent dehydration, immunizations, and breastfeeding.
The organisation’s programs focus on three core areas: Research, Professional Medical Education and Outreach, and Public Education. Recently funded projects supported by the Foundation include a scheme to in Tanzania to make clay pots to protect water from contamination; Improving personal hygiene in the community in India; and establishing rain harvesters at schools in Uganda. If you have a child focused health project that you want to develop then you can contact the Child Health Foundation by clicking here.
The Global Fund for Children
The Global Fund for Children aims to transform the lives of children on the edges of society—trafficked children, refugees, child laborers—and help them regain their rights and pursue their dreams. Since 1997, the Fund has reached 8 million children worldwide.Global Fund for Children invests in grassroots organizations that enable the most vulnerable children in their communities to thrive. Strategic support helps grantees achieve their vision, become sustainable, and reach even more children in need.
Last year the Global Fund for Children reached 1 million children and aim to reach 10 million by 2015. The Fund’s work has transformed children’s lives around the world with thousands of children going to school instead of to work. Thousands more are protecting themselves from HIV, escaping the bonds of slavery, and getting the childhood they deserve.
Since 1997, we have invested $25.6 million in more than 500 grassroots organizations in 78 countries worldwide. The Fund aims to maximise donors’ investment in the developing world.
Grantees of the Fund will have the entrepreneurial vision and passion to transform their communities. They also prefer to collaborate with organisations that can be classed as home-grown, established, innovative, nimble and resourceful. The Global Fund for Children accepts grant applications all year round. For more information and to apply click here.