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The following is a partial list of organizations operating in the world of girls' education. If you are aware of an organization that should be, but is not yet, on this list, please email

This list contains organizations operating in the following countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jerusalem/West Bank/Gaza, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe

*note* Appearance on this list is not an endorsement of any organization by AUDACIA.

Daraja Academy



Daraja Academy is a boarding secondary school for Kenyan girls with top academic scores and exceptional leadership skills but no means to continue their education. The academy provides shelter, food, healthcare and counseling services which allows students to focus on their academic and personal potential, without being hindered by the everyday barriers of poverty.


Dietel Partners



Dietel Partners is a multi-generational family to family philanthropic advising firm working with people who have made a serious commitment to using philanthropy to make positive change in the world. Dietel Partners does not accept unsolicited proposals for support.

Educate Girls Globally



Educate Girls Globally exists to provide opportunities for women and girls to achieve their full potential, recognizing that educated women are the world’s most powerful agents of social change.


Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill



The Girls’ Leadership Workshop (GLW) delivers programs each summer to educate, empower, and activate adolescent girls to become the next generation of social justice leaders. The primary objective of the GLW is to create a more just world by preparing young women for future positions of personal, political, and professional leadership, using the example set by Eleanor Roosevelt.


Emma Willard School



Honoring its founder’s vision, Emma Willard School proudly fosters in each young woman a love of learning, the habits of an intellectual life and the character, moral strength and qualities of leadership to serve and shape her world.





EMpower supports local organizations in EM countries that provide at-risk youth with the tools and resources they need to lead healthy, productive lives.

Argentina, Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Russia, South Africa, Turkey

Empower Dalit Women of Nepal (EDWON)



Empower Dalit Women of Nepal works to improve the lives of Dalit (low caste) women in rural Nepal by enabling them to fight for their human rights and raise their standard of living. We believe women’s empowerment is the key to empowerment for the whole community. EDWON supports formal and informal literacy training, which raises women’s awareness and leads to the formation of autonomous savings groups. The groups in turn increase the women’s social and economic status and inspire the women to initiate social change.


Feminist Majority Foundation


The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered.


FHI 360

FHI 360

FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. We have worked with 1,400 partners in 125 countries, forging strong relationships with governments, diverse organizations, the private sector and communities.

Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine/WBG, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia

Fork Films



Fork Films LLC is a film production company based in New York City founded in 2007 dedicated to the development and production of films that move, inspire and enlighten. In the belief that film has a unique capacity to shed light, evoke compassion and stir action, Fork Films invests in and creates media that make an important social contribution, with a particular emphasis on material that has been overlooked, people who tend to be underestimated, and stories that have been left out of the mainstream historical record.


Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)



FAWE is a pan-African Non-Governmental Organisation working in 32 African countries to empower girls and women through gender-responsive education.

Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe
Free the Children



Free The Children is the world’s largest network of children helping children through education, with more than one million youth involved in our innovative education and development programs in 45 countries.

Canada, China, Ecuador, Haiti, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, United Kingdom, USA

Future Generations Graduate School



Future Generations Graduate School, founded in 2003 as the educational arm of Future Generations, offers a two-year Master's Degree in Applied Community Change and Conservation. The Graduate School also supports multi-year research initiatives in community-based approaches to conservation, child health, and peacebuilding.

Girl Up



Girl Up is an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation. We give American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.

Girls Education International (GEI)



Girls Education International supports educational opportunities for underserved females in remote and undeveloped regions of the world. Girls Education International (GEI) works with existing non-governmental and nonprofit organizations in the regions we serve. These local organizations already have relationships and infrastructures in the rural communities where we work that allow us to build upon and maximize existing resources.

Liberia, Nepal, Pakistan

Girls for a Change



Girls For A Change (GFC) is a national organization that empowers girls to create social change. We invite young women to design, lead, fund and implement social change projects that tackle issues girls face in their own neighborhoods.


Girls Learn International



Girls Learn International®, Inc. (GLI) gives American students a voice in the movement for universal girls’ education. GLI pairs Chapters in U.S. middle schools, high schools and colleges with Partner Schools in countries where girls still lag behind boys in access to education and where girls are far less likely than boys to stay in school past the primary grades.

Afghanistan, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, Tanzania, USA, Vietnam
Giving Back Foundation, The


The foundation was launched in 2010 as a catalyst to aid women and children - to create a new generation of leaders and thinkers. The Giving Back Foundation aims to assist directly in education, address illness and poverty around the world.

China, India, United Kingdom, USA

Global Fund for Children, The


The Global Fund for Children’s mission is to advance the dignity of children and youth around the world. GFC pursues its mission by making small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with some of the world’s most vulnerable children and youth, complemented by a dynamic media program that, through books, documentary photography, and film, highlights the issues affecting children and celebrates the global society in which we all live.

Global Fund for Women



The Global Fund for Women plays a leading role in advancing women’s rights by making grants that support and strengthen women’s groups around the world. We mobilize and redistribute resources that enable women to develop creative solutions to local, regional, and transnational challenges. We bring grantees and donors together in an international network that promotes women’s action for social change, equality, peace, and justice worldwide.