Millions of children around the world are born into a stark reality: will they work in markets and mines, or go to school? Will they be trafficked into slavery, or be free? Will they be child soldiers, or students? Many children grow up in a daily life marked by violence; the images of war, abuse, persecution and loss of family. These traumatized children suffer depression, nightmares, loss of self-worth and often are the source of future aggression. Each year an estimated 15 million children die of hunger.
All children around the globe, no matter where they come from, have the rights to education, rights to health, rights to nutritive diet, rights to water, rights to care, and all other rights associated to human. The children who have the access to their rights grow as an independent individual who can break through the cycle of poverty be empowered to take their future into their own hands and play an active part in shaping it.
There are 800+ grant giving foundations supporting the projects on Child Rights in our donor database. If you are an organization focusing on any sector of Child Rights, be benefited with this list of 20 Foundations supporting Projects on Children.
The Global Fund for Children
The Global Fund for Children (GFC) invests in undercapitalized organizations that provide critical services to vulnerable children. The Fund finds and supports grassroots organizations worldwide 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. Primary goal of the Fund is to invest early, help the partner organizations increase capacity, and leave them bigger and stronger than before. It also provides management assistance, capacity building, networking opportunities, and additional strengthening services for the lasting change.
The Global Fund for Children has supported 9 million children so far. The impact is thousands of children are going to school instead of to work; thousands more protecting themselves from HIV, escaping the bonds of slavery, and getting the childhood they deserve.
Grant applications generally fall between $25,000 and $75,000 range.
Areas of Interest
- Education – primary education, vocational education
- Youth & Adolescents
East and South East Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, North America, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Applicants must be in the early stage of development and their annual budget should not exceed $200,000.
- Applicants must work directly with children and youth. Advocacy and Research projects are not considered for funding.
- Applicants must be able to ensure a responsible management of fund (must have basic accounting and reporting systems; phone and email access).
- Applicant organization must be led by individuals who live and work in the community. Priority is given to organizations whose leaders were born and raised in the community. Local offices or affiliates of national or international organizations are not supported.
- Applicants must be registered with the local or national government as a nonprofit organization. If the political context makes legal registration unfeasible, the organization must demonstrate nonprofit equivalency.
How to Apply for Grant?
- Submit a Letter of Inquiry (please remember to check the eligibility criteria first)
- GFC will invite full proposal if the project is good
- Submit Full Proposal
- Be selected for the fund and proceed
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Hi Global Fund for Children (GFC) team, Does your institution support start up children support initiatives as well?.
In this case, it has not been started and not yet registered but has some resources to start to offer services to vulnerable children.
suman majumdar says
Dear Hiring manager,
Thank you for your information.my foundation work children right. there education,and further development.all time this program my foundation.
so my need a fund.Bangladesh is a poor country,but lot of people.no develop village poor child education.
if you help my poor country, must be develop poor child and there see education light .
your best regards
Bangladesh bandhu foundation.
We are an NGO called Uganda Fisheries and Fish Conservation Association (UFFCA) and we are working with fishing communities in Uganda on issues of child rights; access to education, safe environment, access to water and we promote the protection of children in fishing communities in Uganda against child labour, sexual abuse and drug abuse, HIV/AIDS.
We would like to get potential donors who can support our interventions directed towards empowering children to break the cycle of poverty and become future leaders from such a marginalised fishing community/population.
We are a nonprofit voluntary organization in Bangladesh (south Asia). We have plenty of deprived children groups who are ultra poor. Now we want to serve something better for them. We also have some plans for them. But lack of adequate fund we cannot do something better for them. We want to get fund support. So how can we apply in this regard.
Bright R Msowoya says
Am the CEO and founder of an organisation named genius organisation in njuyu education zone Mzimba Malawi,aimed at helping children to go ahead with education by providing them with resources such as stationary and school uniforms.currentry we want to launch a project known as HOPE OF THE ZONE which is aimed at identifying best students from schools to compete at a zone level and award the best students at the zone inorder to increase competition among learners hence yielding good results.this organisation is apealing to the donor community to help it with money,office materials such as computers,files and statinaries.take note that this organisation has been formed by teachers from this area who have just graduated from karonga Teachers Training College.THANKS
maryan ntausian says
community centre for peace n development is a CBO based in Baringo county rift valley province. we are small organization dealing with insecurity, education by supporting vulnerable students in paying half school fees, health education, we will be very grateful to get your support to make us to assist the parent/guardian on parental care, health issues n reduce school dropouts in communities n drug abuse in youths.
Bimala Pant Ojha says
I am Bimala Pant Ojha from an organization that works on child and women. This organization is in Nepali’s the least developed region where many ethnic as well tribe other caste live who are under the line of poverty. They are in the majority of the population. It is true that no development and politics cover them. Children are not getting proper education though Government has policy to provide education to all. So their teaching learning achievement is very low, dropout is high, they are in drug addiction, girls marry early (elope), some of them go to hotel for hidden sex. In another side, their parents are very poor and are unknown of child development and psychology.These are the problems which is affecting child morale and physical development. That is why we would like to do project on child. I am also a principal of school so i have observed clearly child psychology, its causes, effects and improvement.It is my query how to approach you.
chi alastia says
Our organization ” COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT ASSOCIATION” (CEA) supports vulnerable Children and Youths through access to education.Most of them are orphans. we helps them break their poverty cycle leading them to become self reliant through basic education and vocational training activities.We are in great need for fund to equip our training center.
John Otieno says
My friends and I at Maseno University, School of Medicine have been working on a project that is aimed at ensuring proper menstrual health mnagement among Primary school going girls of reproductive age. we raise funds from our pockets with the help of our student organization at the university. With this we have only managed to reach out to a few of these less privileged girls. We are now looking for organizations to partner with so that we reach out to more girls.We have a proposal for the project and we need funding. thanks a lot.
Joseph Musira says
Our organization supports vulnerable children access education.Many of the children we support are orphans.Taking these children to school helps break their poverty cycle leading them become self reliant.We are in great need looking for fund to pay for their fees and school needs [note books,pens,pencils and uniforms].
Kléver Calle says
Thank you for this valuable information. How can I get the complete list of the foundations which support projects focused on children’s rights?
Sonia Pun says
To access full 800+ Foundations supporting Children Projects and get benefited from Sample proposals and Fundraising Guides, you should become Premium Member.Please check our Premium membership Scheme.
Kaat Burbidge says
Dear Sonia, somehow I only see one foundation and not the list of 20 foundations which the article mentions.
It seems that the list of 20 foundations is accessible also to non premium members?
Thank you for clarifying.
Gamala Luitel says
Please don’t forget to click ‘Next’ or ‘Previous’. We have prepared one article on each of the 20 foundations so that you get insight about the relevant foundation that your organization would want to approach.
joseph otieno says
Kawiri Community Based Organization has been in operation for the last 16years; started as a women group with the vision of proving home grown solutions in the areas of food security, education, Health, shelter and care, economic strengthening, water and sanitation and protection for the Orphaned and Vulnerable Children and caregiver’s, the organization in partnership with Aphiaplus Western Kenya has enrolled 3107 Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in the programme.
The Organization, due to phaseout of Aphiaplus Support, is seeking partnership/funding to enable the continuing OVCs in school and Highly Vulnerable Households proceed to sustainability.
Jonathan Ambuchi Sila says
Alpha Community Faith Based Organization has a children program as well as youths but we lack technical support in order to implement our program well. How can we be assisted so as to implement the activities we have for children and youths? Mt Elgon is a region is where we are based in Bungoma County of Kenya. We shall be thankful to any organization or individual who may be willing to support our organization.
OBWONA ISSAC says
I am the project Coordinator of be blessed Children home. we are operating this project in the village of 45 km away from the Town Lira in Northern Uganda, I want to know weather is possible for us to be considered.
Elisha Sibale says
We do appreciate your support to children worldwide. We in Tanzania would like also to have Development partners in providing affordable Education to orphans and children from poor families. we look forward to your kind support to link us with the Funding organizations to build a modern nursery school in the city of Dar es Salaam.
Bisasso Moses says
thanks for helping the needy children around the globe.we are running a school and we have an annex that trains students vocation skills spacifically Barkery .can we be considered ?
Gamala Luitel says
This is a compilation of 20 foundations that provide grant support in different areas of child rights. Please check them, find a relevant foundation for yourself and proceed.
Etienne KANYONI says
My problem has been to find your real mail adress and how to find the list and details of the 20 foundations you talk about which provide grant support in different arias of child rights.I would like to proceed.In our association we have a nursery school called ‘Blessing school’ and we need your support.
Gamala Luitel says
The list can be accessed by clicking ‘Next’. Only our premium members have access to the contact details of those foundations and only they can download the complete file with links to the foundations. Please consider our premium membership.
SAYED NAVEED HUSSAIN says
I belong to a backward hilly area of Pakistan where poverty and lack of education are the most prevalent problems. Please help us provide good education to the people here.
Gamala Luitel says
Please find relevant opportunity/organization and apply for grants to help the people you care about. You must spend some time in the internet to find relevant opportunity/organization.
We wish you good luck!