who they are
GRANTEES / Global Fund for Women: who they are
The Global Fund for Women's original founders, Anne Firth Murray, Founding President, Frances Kissling and Laura Lederer, were convinced that women's human rights and dignity were essential to the advancement of global agendas for social, economic and political change. They believed that by putting resources into the hands of grassroots women leaders, women would change the world. Frustrated by traditional philanthropy's lack of interest in funding women's groups and human rights, these three women founded the Global Fund for Women—and made the first contributions.
By funding and linking grantees, donors, activists and policymakers, Global Fund for Women has fostered a truly global network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice.