We support grassroots women-led organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls in urban and peri-urban contexts with the following interdependent resources:

  • Grants
  • Capacity strengthening
  • Participation in our Learning Lab
  • Raising visibility

WomenStrong offers a holistic model of support that is trust-based, flexible, and designed to strengthen our partners’ organizational and technical capacity. Our grants are unrestricted, thereby empowering our partners to make decisions that best serve their communities. We limit administrative burdens by eliminating written proposals and requiring minimal reporting, allowing our partners to focus more on their mission. WomenStrong strives to achieve genuine partnerships based on mutual respect and support. We have no geographic limitations to where we fund.

Types of Organizations We Support

  • Led by women, who hold the majority of leadership positions
  • Led by nationals based in the country of operation
  • Operates in urban or peri-urban areas
  • Registered in its country of operation as a nonprofit
  • Has more than one donor
  • Has a local governing body, led by women and representative of the communities and populations it serves
  • Has a focus on empowering women and girls and advancing gender justice
  • Is willing to share commonalities and to explore solutions and challenges through peer exchange
  • Is willing to provide opportunities for its staff to learn and participate in WomenStrong’s Learning Lab and events
  • Has an annual budget of less than US$1 million.

Meet our current grantee partners.

WomenStrong currently does not have any open grant opportunities. Please sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and/or Instagram to be informed when we do have an open call for expressions of interest.

Read more about our grantmaking:

Power Reimagined: Creating a Community of Learning, Sharing & Caring

To Grow Women’s Rights Globally, We Must Invest in Women Locally

Building Trusts Starts Before the Grant

About WomenStrong International

WomenStrong International provides trust-based funding, capacity strengthening, and a peer learning community to grantee partners addressing some of the most critical needs of women and girls: keeping girls in school, accessing lifesaving reproductive health care, preventing gender-based violence, and creating pathways to economic security. Learn More