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[16days_discussion] Fwd: Fundraising Resources for Women & Girls Worldwide

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Thu Jul 7 17:07:52 EDT 2011

Dear 16 Days participants,

Don't forget to begin your planning for this year's 16 Days Campaign! 
Each year CWGL receives many requests for funding assistance. While CWGL 
does not have any funds or grants available for participants in the 
campaign, we try to share information about relevant funding 
opportunities and a list of potential funders on our website 
( Below is also a list 
of fundraising resources, and other websites like The Communication 
Initiative Network's "The Drum Beat 
<>" and AWID 
post updates and Calls for Proposals.

We hope this information is helpful!
Best wishes,
The CWGL Staff

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Subject: 	Fundraising Resources for Women & Girls Worldwide
Date: 	Wed, 6 Jul 2011 14:49:23 +0100
From: 	WUNRN ListServe <list at WUNRN.COM>
Reply-To: 	mosie at INFIONLINE.NET

By fundsforngos, on June 23, 2011

This resource guide seeks to provide an overview of resources, guides, 
and sources of funding for organizations working with women and girls.




*Untapped Potential: European Foundation Funding for Women and Girls 

A 2010 survey report that summarizes European foundation granting to 
programs intended to benefit women and girls?[*more* 

*Accelerating Change for Women and Girls: The Role of Women?s Funds 

To understand the increased inclusion and role of women within 
philanthropy, the Foundation Center partnered with the Women?s Funding 
Network to chart the current landscape of philanthropy focused on women 
and girls and document the specific role played by women?s funds?[*more* 

*Association for Women?s Rights in Development (AWID): ?Where is the 
Money for Women?s Rights?? 

AWID has multiple publications available concerning funding for women 
and girls? organizations?[*more* 

*Association for Women?s Rights in Development (AWID): ?WITMs 
Compilation of Resource Mobilization Tools? 

Quality and user friendly information on how to fundraise, write a grant 
proposal or find donors supporting different sectors and themes, this 
initiative has reviewed the existing online resources to produce this 
short document containing what we believe are interesting and good 
quality manuals, toolkits and guides produced by various organizations 
on how to mobilize and access funding?[*more* 

*Fundraising for Change: A Practical Guide for Women?s Rights 

Designed especially for first-time fundraisers, the Global Fund for 
Women?s updated handbook presents some key ideas about raising money to 
fund women?s rights work in today?s global political and economic 

*Funding Sources for Gender-Equality and Women-focused Projects* 

This resource is divided into five sections: Women?s Funds (those 
dedicated to gender-equality and women-focused rights projects), 
Foundations, International Development Agencies, Prizes, and on-line 



*The Chronicle of Philanthropy: **?Cultivating Philanthropy by Women? by 
Holly Hall* 

Female donors now have the means, but they?re still not as willing as 
men to part with their money?[*more* 

*Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP): ?Philanthropy and 
Gender: Not Your Mother?s Bake Sale? by Martha Keates* 

When it comes to giving money away, are there differences between men 
and women and their philanthropic behavior?  Numerous studies and 
countless anecdotal observations suggest that there are significant 

      /*Networks & Institutes*/

*Women?s Funding Network* 

Women?s Funding Network is more than 150 organizations that fund women?s 
solutions across the globe, making us one of the largest collaborative 
philanthropic networks in the world. Our members are women?s foundations 
that span public charities, private foundations and funds within 
community foundations?[*more* 

*International Network of Women?s Funds (INWF)* 

The INWF is a unique network in which funders in both the North and the 
South are organized democratically, and are organically linked to the 
feminist movement ? from which almost all of them emerged. Currently the 
INWF has seventeen members committed to expanding the resources 
available to women?s rights organizations around the world?[*more* 

*Women Grants* <>

A regularly updated compilation of grants available for women and girls? 
organizations?[*more* <>]

*Women?s Philanthropy Institute* 

The Women?s Philanthropy Institute, a part of the Center on Philanthropy 
at Indiana University, furthers the understanding of women?s 
philanthropy through research, education, and knowledge 

      */Selected Foundations/*

*The Global Fund for Women* 

The Global Fund for Women is an international network of women and men 
committed to a world of equality and social justice. We advocate for and 
defend women?s human rights by making grants to support women?s groups 
around the world?[*more* 

*Sigrid Rausing Trust* 

The Sigrid Rausing Trust is a grant-giving foundation based in London. 
It was founded in 1995 by Sigrid Rausing to support the international 
human rights movement?[*more* 


*Hewlett Foundation- Population Program* 

The Population Program has two goals: to enhance and protect the 
reproductive health and rights of individuals and to stabilize global 
populations in ways that promote social and economic well-being and 
sustain the environment?[*more* 

*Mama Cash* 

Mama Cash is the oldest international women?s fund ? established in the 
Netherlands in 1983. She supports pioneering and innovative women?s 
initiatives around the world, because she believes that social change 
starts with women and girls?[*more* 

*Nike Foundation* 

We work to get girls on the international agenda and drive resources to 
them. We believe the best way to do that is to prove that investment in 
her unleashes the girl effect?[*more* 

*Packard Foundation- Population and Reproductive Health* 

The Population and Reproductive Health program works to slow population 
growth in high fertility areas of the world and to enhance and protect 
women?s reproductive health and reproductive rights, especially for 
marginalized and disadvantaged girls, women, and communities?[*more* 

      /*Multilateral Organizations*/

*UN Women* <>

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the 
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. 
UN Women provides grants to fuel innovative, high-impact programs by 
government agencies and civil society groups through two funds?the Fund 
for Gender Equality and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against 


*The Fund for Gender Equality* 

The Fund for Gender Equality is a multi-donor initiative designed to 
advance high-impact gender equality programmes that focus on women?s 
economic and/or political empowerment at local and national levels. The 
Fund is unique in its focus on turning local and national laws and 
policies into tangible gains for women?s rights?[*more* 

*UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against 

The UN Trust Fund is managed by the UN Women on behalf of the UN system. 
The UN Trust Fund is the only multilateral grant-making mechanism that 
supports local, national and regional efforts to end violence against 
women and girls?[*more* 


UNDEF was established by the UN Secretary-General in 2005 as a United 
Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts around the 
world. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil 
society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all 
groups in democratic processes. UNDEF has a specific interest in women?s 

/The information was prepared in collaboration with *Philantropia* 
<> ? an international consultancy firm 
specialized in international fundraising and philanthropy. /

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