Together Women Rise Featured Grants Program

Together Women Rise

Relevent Country: United States of America

Through the Featured Grants Program, Together Women Rise provides funding to organizations that empower and support women and girls in low-income and marginalized countries in the Global South.

Together Women Rise supports operating/capacity building, new programs, or expansion of existing programs. They award up to 12 Featured Grants per calendar year.

Together Women Rise features a different organization/project each month, providing extensive learning materials on the project and the issue being addressed, and promoting it through the nationwide chapters, website, newsletters, and social media. Grantees are assigned to be featured in a specific month based on issue area and geography.

Funding Information

  • Featured Grant size is $35,000 to $50,000 paid over a two-year period.
  • Featured Grant term is 24 months (2 years).

Eligibility Criteria

  • They fund projects in low-income and marginalized countries in the Global South. This primarily includes many of the countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, and the Middle East. They do not fund projects in the U.S or countries that the U.S. has sanctioned.
  • Only organizations with budgets of $100,000 and above may apply.
  • Applicant must be a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or have a fiscal sponsor which is a US 501(c)3 corporation. They do not accept registration documents issued by any other country. A fiscal sponsor is a US non-profit organization that provides fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other administrative services to help build the capacity of charitable organizations that do not have a US 501(c)(3) designation.
  • Applicant must demonstrate capacity and on-the-ground operations in low-income countries in the Global South for a minimum of three years.
  • Applicant must provide data regarding the direct impact of the organization’s program(s) that the grant would support.
  • Women must make up the majority leadership of your organization as a whole (i.e. board of directors, staff, and volunteers) at the time of application.
  • Applicant must demonstrate fiscally responsible and sustainable practices within their organization.
  • Applicant must have a website in English, unless using a fiscal sponsor.
  • Applicant must submit all information requested on the grant application.
  • Applicant must provide additional information as deemed necessary for Together Women Rise to make the grant decision.
  • Applicant has not received a Together Women Rise grant within the past four years.


  • Debt reduction
  • Grants to individuals
  • Endowments
  • Lobbying or political activities/parties
  • Election campaigns
  • Government entities
  • Building funds or campaigns
  • Together Women Rise does not fund organizations that engage in exclusionary practices based on religion or political affiliation or that attempt to convert the community beneficiaries to a particular religious faith or belief, or a political party or belief.