Grants

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

Our 2023 Empowerment Seed Grant cycle has begun.
The deadline is December 15, 2022.
To download the application, click here.

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 2022, 6 grants were awarded to organizations in 4 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 2022 Empowerment Grant Awards
in honor of International Women’s Day

Alpha Women Empowerment Initiative

Kasese, Uganda

2022

Special Grant

Installation of Cassava Milling Machine to Produce Cassava Flour

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Nakisunga Subcounty, Uganda

2022

CARE Program – Healthy Mother/Baby Home Visitation Program

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Ogun State, Nigeria

2022

Literacy Program for Girls

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Nairobi, Kenya

2022

Rise with our Tailoring Skills – Tailoring Skills Program for Women/Girls with Epilepsy

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Cross River State, Nigeria

2022

Girls to Entrepreneurial Women Project – Expanded Program to Incorporate Financial Literacy and Life Skills

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Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

2022

Piggery and Poultry Project for Grandmothers Caring for their Orphaned Grandchildren

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Kampala, Uganda

2022

Vertical Gardening and Water Harvesting for Uganda’s Urban Settlements: A Pilot Project

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2021 Special Grants....

Southeastern Department of Haiti

2021

Special Grant

Mezon Nesans Fanmi – Electrical and Plumbing Financing of Mother/Baby Birthing Center

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Antigua, Guatemala

2021

Special Grant

Building Primary School Roof for Two Classrooms

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Wakiso District, Uganda

2021

Special Grant

Raising Education and Health Standards for Women/Girls Through Access to Clean Water

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Contribute any amount. Every dollar donated empowers women to become independent contributors and community leaders.