What We Do

EMpower provides resources and leverages knowledge that give young people opportunities to create a better future. We do this through partnerships with local organizations.

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Focusing on the most in-need, we seek to empower those youth most "at-risk ." These are the young people who live in poverty, face discrimination and/or live in excluded communities. Many face a host of additional challenges such as being migrants, living or working on the street, experiencing or having histories of violence or trafficking.

Why We Do What We Do

85% of the world's youth live in EM countries. Creating strong, engaged youth leaders can build stronger communities, local and national economies.

Empowering Youth Through Grantmaking

EMpower invests in local organizations that know their local communities and context, and are best positioned to discover and implement solutions that work. EMpower makes grants to organizations with a track record of successfully engaging and serving young people, solid organizational capacity and an interest in learning and growth.
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Working with Grantees

Beyond financial support, EMpower works with grantee partners to expand their reach and/or improve their programs and services. We encourage innovative approaches while sharing ideas and knowledge.
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Multiplying Impact

EMpower brings organizations focused on youth issues together. By developing and catalyzing forums for problem-solving and exchanges of ideas — good ideas travel faster and further.
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Our Underwriters pay for all of our administrative and fundraising costs, so 100% of your donation goes directly to empowering at-risk youth.