Together Women Rise funds projects and organizations that are making life-changing differences for women and girls in low-income countries all over the world. Our investments reach the most vulnerable and marginalized communities … women and girls living in extreme poverty, often in some of the most remote areas of the world.
Studies show that investing in women and girls internationally yields large social and economic returns, and is the best way to fight global poverty. We know that even small investments can make a big impact internationally! Empowered women invest in their families and communities, lifting themselves out of poverty and helping to create a healthier, safer, more peaceful, and economically just world for everyone.
We are guided in our grant making by the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which provide a blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all by the year 2030. Empowering women and promoting gender equality is a dedicated goal (SDG 5) and gender-specific concerns are also key to achieving many of the other SDG targets.
Through our Featured Grants Program, we fund a wide range of projects that provide direct services to women and girls in low-income countries. Since our inception in 2003, we have funded more than 250 projects in over 60 countries around the world.
We fund projects that address issues related to gender equality: maternal and child health, gender-based violence, supporting women-led businesses, and ensuring that every woman and girl receives an education. These are just a few examples.
Each year, we award 12 Featured Grants of $35,000 to $50,000 each. We feature a different project each month, provide extensive learning materials on the project and the issue being addressed, and promote it through our nationwide chapters, website, newsletters, and social media.
Featured Grants are awarded through an annual application process. We invite Letters of Intent in April and announce the selected grantees in October.
In addition to funding direct services through our Featured Grants, Together Women Rise partners with organizations that are working to create broader, systemic change in order to achieve global gender equality. Our Transformation Partnerships are specifically focused on addressing the root causes of global gender inequality. We want to transform the social and cultural norms, beliefs, practices, and laws so women have equal access to resources, decision-making power, and opportunity.
TRANSFORMATION PARTNERSHPS ARE BY INVITATION ONLY.