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Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF): Opportunity Grant Applications from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, and India

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 24, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on July 25, 2019
Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF) logo
Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF) logo

Organizations must meet AT LEAST the following criteria to apply:

1. Located in one of our current priority countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, or India
2. Dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and/or trans people. Groups’ activities should also indicate a significant focus on the economic empowerment of women, girls, and/or trans people
3. Must be able to demonstrate that they are organized as a group, such as under a constitution or set of bylaws - they do not need to be registered as non-governmental organizations
4. Groups must be governed and led by women, girls, and/or trans people - they should fill all or most of the leadership roles, including, but not limited to, the highest levels of decision-making
5. We give priority to organizations that have annual budgets less than $50,000 USD
6. Eager to collaborate, network, learn, and share ideas/expertise with like-minded organizations
7. Committed to measuring programmatic and organizational results.

Utilize This Offer

VGIF has a three-stage grant-making process.
Grants are flexible (a mix of core and programmatic support), and grantees may receive up to 6 years of funding totaling $95,000.
The application for Opportunity Grants is an online process.
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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 12, 2019
Aug 12, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply;
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills.
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and use its filters (right upper corner) to find what really suits you.
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others.
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests - tell these stories too. They will enlighten and inspire the sisterhood.