Global Foundation for Girls

Global Foundation for Girls (GFG) is an intermediary, advocate, resource provider, and network for community organizations that works with girls, gender-diverse youth, birthing persons of color, and children in crisis worldwide. Since the organization’s inception in 2010, GFG has provided policy development support, capacity, and movement building, and training through a diverse array of programs and initiatives that seek to improve the lives and socioeconomic status of our target populations in the Global South, the United States, and Africa.

Global Foundation for Girls GFG) is a Black Female Youth-led intermediary that acts as a modern-day Harriet Tubman, redirecting wealth distribution to BIPOC-led community organizations. They hold a dual responsibility: to amplify the work of grassroots organizations and to respond to issues of racial injustice and gender injustice that include gender-based violence, reproductive oppression, and crisis. Authentically representative of the organizations GFG serves and cognizant of the challenges faced, they are ideally situated to provide tangible support that makes for real change in funding, policy, and visibility. GFG hopes to be a thought leader, catalyst, innovator, and partner that fortifies community organizations and acts to disrupt, reduce, and eliminate the harms experienced in communities of color. GFG focuses specifically on girls, gender-diverse youth, and birthing persons and define youth as prenatal to 27 years of age.

Their volunteer, consultant, and leadership teams are composed almost entirely of young adult girls 18-27 years old, gender-fluid persons, & birthing people of color. GFG represents the demographic they serve and are therefore best-positioned to understand the needs of their constituents. GFG is an organization led entirely by young activists, Black women/girls, non-binary, gender-fluid and birthing persons fighting for change in their own communities. They were founded because they acknowledged the present-day and historical gaps in the philanthropic space led by BIPOC leaders and positioned to respond to grassroots community groups on the ground supporting sustainable efforts for girls, gender-fluid youth, and birthing persons.

GFG practices Anti-Oppressive, Trust Based, and Grantee-Led Philanthropy, centering the voices and needs of their networks on the ground. Their work with diverse communities starts with connection (to us and to each other), network building, needs alignment, and customized support. Organizations within GFG’s network receive training, capacity building, resource development, and amplification of their work, needs, and messages to a greater audience.