Global Fund for Children

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Year established: 
1994
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The Global Fund for Children’s grantmaking program provides flexible philanthropic capital to innovative community-based organizations serving the most vulnerable young people around the world in education, rights, protection and development of children and youth in four major issue areas including education. They engage the levers of both social entrepreneurship and social justice to scout, support, and strengthen nascent and emerging organizations. They select their grantee partners based on their demonstrated potential to produce sustainable improvement in the lives of vulnerable children and youth and to serve as a resource or model for other organizations. GFC applies both financial and non- financial assistance methods to support various education initiatives which focuses on the following areas: - early childhood development, primary education, “second chance education”, after school tutoring, secondary education as well as vocational and informal education. All of these targets “hard to reach” vulnerable children such as street-based, conflict-affected, victims of human trafficking and harmful cultural practices such as child forced marriages.

Funding Priorities

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Range of typical investment size: 
Under $100,000
$100,000-$500,000
Typical length of investment: 
Most are for longer than 3 years of guaranteed support
Size of overall portfolio: 
$100,000-$500,000
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