We look to fund organizations committed to youth leadership and gender equity.
EMpower funds local (or occasionally national) non-governmental organizations with a track record of effective work with youth, clear mission and vision, and strong commitment to, knowledge of, and respect in the communities in which they operate.
Financial support in the form of grants is viewed within the context of a partnership. Initial grants are usually for 12 months. After several years, organizations may be invited to apply for multi-year funding if they demonstrate successful results, have solid organizational capacity and an effective partnership with EMpower. The maximum duration of EMpower funding is 10 years.
NOTE: Due to the high level of interest in EMpower funding and our own strategic prospecting approach, we do not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or proposals.
EMpower has grantee partners in 15 EM countries
EMpower sparks change with Spark & Ignite Grants
These small grants, awarded to current EMpower grantee partners (usually twice a year), encourage innovation and new strategies that include and empower girls. Past prizes have awarded great ideas for projects involving girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Our Underwriters pay for all of our administrative and fundraising costs, so 100% of your donation goes directly to empowering at-risk youth.
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