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31 Juillet 2014 Il y a 9 ans

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VGIF provides small grants up to $7,500 USD to grassroots projects that are led by women and that help empower women and girls, in developing countries around the world. Funding for our project grants come from our members’ donations and bequests, and from our investment income. Over the years, VGIF has set up several board-designated funds to address specific challenges faced by women and girls. For more details, see VGIF Funds.

Empowering women to make a difference in their lives and communities is helping to change the world. To this end, VGIF has funded over 475 projects in 89 countries since 1969.

Criteria :

VGIF supports organizations that are governed and directed by women; organizations in developing countries, including the emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, that address issues such as:

  • Economic empowerment
  • Community development
  • Health and nutritional support
  • Literacy and leadership training
  • Educational seminars and workshops
  • Promoting education in the sciences for girls
  • Women’s human rights

VGIF does NOT support:

  • Individual scholarships and tuition
  • Political organizations
  • Religious groups unless the proposed project contributes to the general good of the communityThe construction of permanent buildings or the purchase of land
  • Salaries for board members and permanent staff. However, honoraria for external resource people/trainers may be considered by VGIF.

Most VGIF grants are for one year. Successful grantees may be invited to submit a proposal for a three-year grant.

Grant Process

VGIF’s 2014 grantmaking schedule for one-year grants is:

  • June 1 – July 31, 2014 : Letters of Intent accepted bewteen June 1, 2014 and July 31, 2014
  • Aug. 15, 2014 : Approved LOIs invited to apply
  • Oct. 15, 2014 : Applications are due and review process begins
  • April 2015 : Board votes and selects top projects
  • May 2015 : Approved projects receive funding

Please note that VGIF receives far more applications than we are able to support.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do we have to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to be considered for funding?

Yes. All interested applicants must complete this first step of the application process. You will not be asked to submit a completed VGIF application if we have not received a completed Letter of Intent.


  • Can I send VGIF my Letter of Intent (LOI) now?

VGIF only accepts LOIs at certain times of the year and they must be entered through our application system. The dates of the LOI process are listed on our website here. The 2014 LOI is available starting June 1st, and the deadline to submit an LOI is July 31.


  • Can we submit our Letter of Intent in another language?

No. At this time, VGIF is only able to accept a Letter of Intent and any applciation materials written in English.


  • Is there a template for the VGIF Letter of Intent?

Beginning June 1st, you will be able to create an account to submit an LOI, and at that time you will be able to review the template.


  • Can we submit more than one Letter of Intent?

No. VGIF will only accept one Letter of Intent per organization per funding year.


  • When can I send my application to VGIF?

VGIF does not accept unsolicited applications. In order to be asked to submit an application you must first submit an LOI online (as described above.) If your LOI is approved, VGIF will invite you to apply for funding.


  • How much funding can I request from VGIF?

The budget amount requested from VGIF must not exceed $7,500 USD.


  • Can I use VGIF for organizational costs and salaries?

VGIF does not fund salaries. VGIF will consider inclusion of an amount, not to exceed 10% of the total grant, for administration of the project to the executing organization in the country where the project is located.

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