Competitive awards to provide financial support for organizations working with women and girls in developing countries.
10 Grants Awarded in 2019!
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 working in developing countries. 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 2018, 24 grants were awarded to organizations in 14 different countries for a total of $27,900.
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
WIL is pleased to announce the 2019 Empowerment Grant Awards in honor of International Women’s Day
Bicycle Run Blenders and Business Training Project to empower Quechua Women, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Kimbo Amazing Women YYC
Amplify our Voices Project to train women in their civic rights, Githurai, Kenya
Love Unveiled Ministries
Girls Start-Stay-Return to School Project Expansion to Kayunga District, Uganda
Mwangaza Education for Partnership
Extension of The Binti Mama (mother-daughter) Empowerment Education Project to new region, Arusha Tanzania
Nyakasanga Development Community Foundation
Women’s Piggery Rearing Income Development Project, Kasese District, Uganda
Voice for Women’s Development Association
Okunguro Village Women’s Vegetable Growing and Sales Training Project, Bukedea District, Uganda
Youth and Women Initiative for Sustainable Development
Organic Briquette Production and Entrepreneurial Training Project, Wakiso District, Uganda
Youth and Women for Opportunities
Girls’ Hygiene and Life Skills Development through Hand Made Re-Usable Sanitary Napkins Project, Serere and Soroti Districts, Uganda
Chromebooks for a girl’s Computer Literacy Project in Tamale, Ghana
Sueños’ Women in Action
Mother’s Empowerment Training Program in Antigua, Guatemala