Equipping women in rural Mexico to farm a highly nutritious local grain crop; helping marginalized girls in Mumbai, India to complete their schooling; empowering Maasai women in Tanzania to protect their natural resources for themselves and future generations; and helping victims of human trafficking achieve justice and prosecute their traffickers. These are some of the objectives of the six featured programs that you – our DFW members – will support in the first half of 2016 through grants totaling more than $275,000. See the Program Flyer for a complete list of the newly-selected grantees.
Two programs have also been selected for sustained funding in this cycle. Sustained funding provides a $60,000 grant, distributed over three years. The newly-selected programs are Health in Harmony (April 2016) and Girl Determined (May 2016). Health in Harmony operates in Indonesia and was originally a featured program grantee in September 2012. Girl Determined operates in Burma and was our featured program in December 2012.
These two new grantees round out our sustained funding programs for the first half of 2016. In the previous cycle, we had announced sustained funding grants for the 2016 to 2018 period to Anchal, Starfish One by One, and Nepal Youth Foundation.
This latest announcement means that DFW will award a total of $575,000 to both featured and sustained funding programs in the first half of 2016.
Program pages for our new featured programs will be on our website by mid-September. In the meantime, check out our Program Flyer for more information.
Ever wonder how our grantees are selected? Read this blog about the program selection process.