In partnership with grassroots nonprofit organizations, we fund targeted poverty alleviation projects that benefit underserved women in poor, largely rural areas. With current partnerships in the U.S., Africa, Mexico, Haiti and Honduras, Women’s Empowerment accepts letters of inquiry for women-focused poverty-alleviation projects on an ongoing basis.

Our selection of funding partners is guided by these summary criteria:

  • Funding partner must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
  • Program targets/serves very poor women
  • Partnership with and financial contributions will make a significant impact
  • Potential for strong communications and relationships with the women of the partner organization
  • Partner offers services beyond microcredit loans; e.g., business services and training, access to health care
  • Programs and management have a strong track record of impact
  • Programs are appropriate to the economic, political, and social context of the local area

For further information about our funding priorities and opportunities, including a detailed list of criteria, please contact Vice President, Empowerment Programs, indicating “Partnership Inquiry” as your Subject.