Grants

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

WIL Grants

Empowerment Grants

In accordance with WIL of Greater Philadelphia’s mission of “empowering women as leaders globally,” WIL offers competitive empowerment grants to provide financial support for non-profits and NGOs. The empowerment grants target areas of WIL’s mission other than microfinance and village banks: education, health, training, social and political empowerment programs for women.


Grants of up to $1500 are awarded to provide seed money and/or help build capacity in programs. In 2020, 7 grants were awarded to organizations in 5 different countries. 

 

In 2018, WIL funded special, one-time Empowerment Grants of up to $5,000 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 Peru, Tanzania, Sudan, and Sierra Leone for a total of $15,000.

Giving Circle Grants

Giving Circle grants have a similar scope as Empowerment Grants but are scaled to accommodate larger projects.

This is a new effort for WIL, with a goal of awarding $5000 in 2020 to an organization that is deeply committed to WIL's mission.

 

WIL members and non-members are invited to the WIL Giving Circle and take part in the decision making for the grant recipient.

2021 Grants

WIL is pleased to announce the 2021 Empowerment Grant Awards in honor of International Women’s Day

Alpha Women Empowerment Initiative

Enhancing The Income and Nutrition Of Elderly Women Through Poultry Farming

Kasese District, Uganda

Good Deeds Day Sierra Leone

Training Local Women in the Production of Reusable Menstruation Supplies

Western Rural Area District, Sierra Leone

Home Leone

Destiny Women's Group Relationship Project

Western Rural Area District, Sierra Leone

Ministerios de Amor, A.C.

Right to Education of the Girls of Casa Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

Namaste Direct

Sustaining Prosperity with Namaste

Guatemala

The Solidarity Project

Rural Women's Leadership Initiative

Honduras

Sueños

Therapeutic Counseling for Children and Families

Antigua, Guatemala

With Women Kisoboka

Kitchen Gardening and Water Harvesting: A Pilot Project

Uganda

Women Arises Association

Training Rural Women Bio Briquettes Making

Wakiso District, Uganda

Young and Empowered Malawi

Girls Literacy Project

Lunzu (Rural Southern), Malawi

Youth and Women Initiative for Sustainable Development

Training Rural Single Mothers Living With HIV/AIDs Tailoring Skills

Wakiso District, Uganda

Partial List of Past Grant Recipients

ALPHA WOMEN EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE

KASESE DISTRICT, UGANDA

2020

Goat farming project for women living with HIV/AIDS

COMMUNITY FOR KHMER VILLAGES

RURAL CAMBODIA

2020

Project to develop certified women health literacy advisors

CRYSTAL LENS

LAGOS, NIGERIA

2020

Girls career acceleration project - mentorship for girls

ETTA PROJECTS

EASTERN BOLIVIA

2020

"Choosing Her Own Path" girls empowerment program

KAKERE WOMEN'S GROUP

BUKEDEA DISTRICT, UGANDA

2020

Poultry raising project for improved livelihood of women farmers

MALI HEALTH

BAMAKO, MALI

2020

Project to launch small cooperatives for income generation for women

WOMEN'S ACTION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

BUKEDEA DISTRICT, UGANDA

2020

Project for women farmer groups to add value to coffee products by improving packaging

no photo available

ETTA PROJECTS

SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA

2019

Bicycle run blenders and business training project to empower Quechua women

KAKERE WOMEN'S GROUP

BUKEDEA DISTRICT, UGANDA

2019

Poultry rearing and small vegetable growing income generation project

KIMBO AMAZING WOMEN YYC

GITHURAI, KENYA

2019

Amplify Our Voices Project to train women in their civic rights

LOVE UNVEILED MINISTRIES

KAYUNGA DISTRICT, UGANDA

2019

Girls Start-Stay-Return to School project expansion

MWANGAZA EDUCATION FOR PARTNERSHIP

ARUSHA, TANZANIA

2019

Extension of the Binti Mama (mother-daughter) empowerment education project to new region

NYAKASANGA DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

KASESE DISTRICT, UGANDA

2019

Women's piggery rearing income development project

VOICE FOR WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

BUKEDEA DISTRICT, UGANDA

2019

Okunguro Village women's vegetable growing and sales training project

no photo or website found

WOMEN ARISE ASSOCIATION

WAKISO DISTRICT, UGANDA

2019

Tailoring skills development project

no photo or website found

YOUTH AND WOMEN FOR OPPORTUNITIES

SERERE AND SOROTI DISTRICTS, UGANDA

2019

Girls' hygiene and life skill development through hand made re-usable sanitary napkins project

no website found

YOUTH AND WOMEN'S INITIATIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

WAKISO DISTRICT, UGANDA

2019

Organic briquette production and entrepreneurial training project

no website found

ACTION FOR GRASSROOTS WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT (AGWE)

BUKEDEA, UGANDA

2018

To improve school attendance by providing information to women and girls about reproductive biology, health and hygiene. To increase income generating capacity by teaching them to make and sell re-usable sanitary pads.

Note: no website for AGWE

ACTION FOR RURAL WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (ARDWF)

KASESE, UGANDA

2018

To train women in making and selling clean energy charcoal briquettes

AL SUDANIYA MENTORING (ASM)

KHARTOUM & GEZIRA, SUDAN

2018

To build on a local and distance mentoring program by creating an online and print resource library, piloting a 2-day entrepreneur workshop and expanding the mentoring program into the Gezira state

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

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