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Competitive awards to provide financial support for organizations working with women and girls globally

International Women's Day | March 8, 2023
Thank you to those organizations that applied for our
2023 Empowerment Seed Grants.

WIL Grants

Seed Grants

In accordance with WIL of Greater Philadelphia’s mission of “investing in underserved women globally who take the lead in becoming self-sufficient, elevating their families and communities,” WIL offers competitive Empowerment Seed Grants to provide financial support for non-profits and NGOs. These grants target areas of WIL’s mission other than microfinance and village banks: education, health, training, social and political empowerment programs for women.

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Grants of up to $1500 are awarded to provide seed money and/or help build capacity in programs. In 2023, 6 grants were awarded to organizations in 5 different countries. 

Special Grants

During 2021-2022, WIL funded special, one-time grants of up to $6,000 to support the completion of a single major initiative or project for a small non-profit organization in a developing country. Four special grants were awarded to organizations in Guatemala, Haiti and Uganda.

Recent Grants

WIL is pleased to announce the 2023 Empowerment Grant Awards
in honor of International Women’s Day

Crystal Lens Impact Africa Foundation

Lagos, Nigeria



The expansion of a girls’ library to include an after-school assignment and study club.

Engage Globally

Northern Ghana



The creation of a Youth Scholarship Girls’ Club to support girls and young women in continuing their education.

Ladies in Waiting Foundation

Southern Ghana



Supporting the purchase of school uniforms and supplies for young women in secondary school.

Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI)

Sierra Leone



Building unity for peaceful elections through a full-day tailored education and training workshop.

Tingathe Development Forum

Kasangadzi, Malawi



Economically empowering poor and vulnerable women through cassava processing and agribusiness management.

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