Special Fund Organizations

Meet The Most Effective NGO's For Women

Category Description:  organizations that provide a tax-deductible vehicle for giving to grassroots or continent-wide groups.


Special Fund Organizations

African Women's Development Fund



Overview directly from African Women's Development Fund Website:


"Invest in women and you build a nation.”

Women across Africa are leading a new era in development. Despite being disproportionately impacted by a range of challenges, their creative initiatives are emerging as the most effective and sustainable solutions.  African Women’s Development Fund USA℠ (AWDF USA℠) understands and supports women’s unique ability to overcome obstacles and develop their own communities, regions, and countries. 

African Women’s Development Fund USA℠ 6950 Almaden Expressway #131, San Jose, CA 95120

Phone: (408) 634-4837
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Global Fund for Women



Overview directly from Global Fund for Women Website:


Global Fund for Women is a grantmaker and a global advocate for women’s human rights. We help to advance the movement for women’s human rights by directing resources to and raising the voices of women worldwide. We invest in local, courageous women and women-led organizations, and create digital advocacy campaigns on critical global issues for women and girls.

Our Mission

We advance the rights of women and girls worldwide by increasing the resources for and investing in women-led organizations and women’s collective leadership for change.

Our Vision

We envision a just, equitable and sustainable world in which women and girls have resources, voice, choice and opportunities to realize their human rights.


Global Fund for Women
 222 Sutter Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: (415) 248-4800
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Global Giving

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Overview directly from Global Giving Website: 


"The World is full of problems.  Global Giving is full of solutions".

Solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things.

GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $184,574,785 from 473,419 donors who have supported 12,503 projects.

Our Vision

Unleashed potential of people to make positive change happen.

Our Mission

To catalyze a global market for ideas, information, and money that democratizes aid and philanthropy.

1023 15th Street, N.W., 12th Floor, Washington D.C. 20005

Phone: (
202) 232-5784
Toll Free: (877) 605-2314

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Global Greengrants Fund

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Overview directly from Global Greengrants Fund Website:


Solutions for lasting change come from people who face challenges to their environments and rights every day. We support community-based projects that make our world safer, healthier, and more just. As the leading environmental fund that supports grassroots action on a global scale, Global Greengrants, a 501(c)3 public charity, has directed more than $45 million in grants to grassroots initiatives in 163 countries.

What makes us unique?

We give people, foundations, and responsible businesses the opportunity to invest in global grassroots change that honors people, livelihoods, and ecosystems equally.

Our innovative and responsive granting infrastructure connects you to a worldwide community of activists addressing their regions’ most pressing challenges. Because our expert Grant Advisors carefully select projects, you can be sure your support helps people create change that will last.

Find out how we’re impacting Pressing Challenges all around the world.

Our mission

To mobilize on-the-ground resources to fight environmental degradation, promote sustainability, and support social justice around the world.

Global Greengrants Fund  2840 Wilderness Place, Suite A, Boulder, CO 80301

Phone:  (303) 939-9866
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