Grants

The Circle of Sisterhood seeks to support entities working worldwide to remove barriers to education for girls and women. We aim to fund entities regardless of location, but we are particularly interested in the developing countries where girls are kept from school. We hope to help end oppressive brutality against women internationally by uplifting them from poverty through education.

How to Apply for a CofS Grant

The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation is looking to support organizations that share our vision of making education a reality for girls and women around the world. We grant to organizations that are implementing programs/services congruent with our mission, which is to remove barriers to education for girls and women facing poverty and oppression. See the map above to view the impact our grants have had globally.

The Foundation will consider requests up to $10,000 and, for now, grants only to U.S.-based 501c3 nonprofit organizations operating domestically and/or internationally.

The application deadline for our 2021 grants cycle is March 15, 2021. Our online application will open on January 15, 2021. 

Please direct any questions about the grants process to grants@circleofsisterhood.org.

2020

Menstrual Hygiene Management

Dignity Period

Tigray and Afar regions, Ethiopia

2020

K-12 Education

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN)

Agadez, Niger

2020

K-12 Education, School Supplies/Infrastructure

Remember Niger Coalition

Tahoua Region, Niger

2020

Life Skills/Vocational Training

Street Business School

Multiple locations, Africa

2020

Menstrual Hygiene Management, School Supplies/Infrastructure

The Minga Foundation

Kamuli, Uganda

2020

Adult Education

The Safe House Education (S.H.E.) Fund

Maasai Region, Kenya

2019

Adult Education, School Supplies/Infrastructure

Caravan to Class

Timbuktu, Mali

2019

Life Skills/Vocational Training, Mentoring

Global Grassroots

Matugga, Uganda

2019

Life Skills/Vocational Training

Into Your Hands Inc.

Kampala, Uganda

2019

Community Programming, K-12 Education

Nurturing Minds

Morogoro, Tanzania

2019

Menstrual Hygiene Management, School Supplies/Infrastructure

One School at a Time

Kassanda district, Uganda

2019

K-12 Education, Menstrual Hygiene Management, Mentoring

SOUL Foundation, Inc.

Jinja and Iganga districts, Uganda

2019

K-12 Education

The Brighton Jones Richer Life Foundation

Nairobi, Kenya

2018

Mentoring, School Supplies/Infrastructure

African Women Rising

Northern Region, Uganda

2018

Menstrual Hygiene Management

Malawi Children's Village

Lake Malawi, Malawi

2018

Menstrual Hygiene Management, Mentoring, School Supplies/Infrastructure

Remember Niger Coalition

Tahoua Region, Niger

2017

Menstrual Hygiene Management

Dignity Period

Tigray Region, Ethiopia

2017

K-12 Education

Lift Up Africa (HELGA)

Nairobi, Kenya

2017

Community Programming

Nurturing Minds

Morogoro, Tanzania

2017

Life Skills/Vocational Training, Mentoring

RefuSHE (formerly Heshima Kenya)

Nairobi, Kenya

2017

Life Skills/Vocational Training

Street Business School

Multiple locations, Africa

2016

K-12 Education

BeadforLife

Outke district, Uganda

2016

Menstrual Hygiene Management

Dignity Period

Tigray Region, Ethiopia

2016

K-12 Education, Life Skills/Vocational Training

EKARI Foundation

Phalombe, Malawi

2016

K-12 Education, Teacher Salaries/Education

Hopeful Africa

Nakuru, Kenya

2016

K-12 Education

Kenya Education Fund

Multiple locations, Kenya

2016

K-12 Education

Lift Up Africa (HELGA)

Nairobi, Kenya

2016

Community Programming

Nurturing Minds

Morogoro, Tanzania

2015

Adult Education

Caravan to Class

Timbuktu, Mali

2015

Menstrual Hygiene Management

Days for Girls International

Grahamstown, South Africa

2015

K-12 Education

EKARI Foundation

Phalombe, Malawi

2015

K-12 Education

Lift Up Africa (HELGA)

Nairobi, Kenya

2015

Health & Medical Supplies

NETwork Against Malaria

Katulikire, Uganda

2015

Life Skills/Vocational Training, Mentoring

RefuSHE (formerly Heshima Kenya)

Nairobi, Kenya

2015

School Supplies/Infrastructure

Village Volunteers (Common Ground for Africa)

Kitale, Kenya

2014

K-12 Education

BeadforLife

Outke district, Uganda

2014

Adult Education, K-12 Education

EKARI Foundation

Phalombe, Malawi

2014

K-12 Education

Lift Up Africa (HELGA)

Nairobi, Kenya

2014

Teacher Salaries/Education

Many Hopes

Mtwapa, Kenya

2014

Life Skills/Vocational Training, Mentoring

RefuSHE (formerly Heshima Kenya)

Nairobi, Kenya

2014

Teacher Salaries/Education

Women's Institute for Secondary Education and Research (WISER)

Muhuru, Kenya

2013

K-12 Education

Daughters of Toleza Scholarship Fund

Balaka Township, Malawi

2013

Menstrual Hygiene Management

Days for Girls International

Kampala, Uganda

2013

Adult Education, K-12 Education

EKARI Foundation

Phalombe, Malawi

2013

Adult Education, Menstrual Hygiene Management

Forum for Community Change and Development

Juba, South Sudan

2013

K-12 Education

Help for the Massai

Malambo, Tanzania

2013

Menstrual Hygiene Management

Luhwahwa Youth Development Foundation

Rwenzori region, Uganda

2013

Health & Medical Supplies

NETwork Against Malaria

Katulikire, Uganda

2013

Teacher Salaries/Education

VoiceFlame

Multiple locations, Malawi

2012

K-12 Education

BeadforLife

Outke district, Uganda

2012

K-12 Education

EKARI Foundation

Phalombe, Malawi

2012

K-12 Education

Shining Hope for Communities

Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya

2011

School Supplies/Infrastructure

Great Commission Ministries

Mekelle, Ethiopia

2011

K-12 Education

Knowledge Beat

Lusaka, Zambia

2020

Teacher Salaries/Education

Central Asia Institute

Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan

2019

K-12 Education

Little Sisters Fund

Kathmandu, Nepal

2018

K-12 Education

Central Asia Institute

Diamer district, Pakistan

2018

School Supplies/Infrastructure

Invisible Girl Project

Andhra Pradesh, India

2018

Life Skills/Vocational Training

Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation

Deh'Subz, Afghanistan

2017

K-12 Education

Little Sisters Fund

Kathmandu, Nepal

2016

School Supplies/Infrastructure

EGBOK Mission

Siem Reap, Cambodia

2016

School Supplies/Infrastructure

Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation

Deh'Subz, Afghanistan

2015

Life Skills/Vocational Training

Himalayan Education Foundation

Kumaon region in Uttrakhand State, India

2015

School Supplies/Infrastructure, Teacher Salaries/Education

Hope for Justice (formerly Transitions Global)

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2015

School Supplies/Infrastructure, Teacher Salaries/Education

Little Sisters Fund

Kathmandu, Nepal

2014

Mentoring

Anchal Project

Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

2014

Life Skills/Vocational Training

EGBOK Mission

Siem Reap, Cambodia

2014

Reintegration from Sex Trafficking

Hope for Justice

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2014

K-12 Education

Malini Foundation

Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka

2013

Life Skills/Vocational Training

EGBOK Mission

Siem Reap, Cambodia

2013

K-12 Education

GoodWeave

Multiple locations, Afghanistan

2012

Life Skills/Vocational Training

EGBOK Mission

Siem Reap, Cambodia

2012

Reintegration from Sex Trafficking

Love146

Manila, Philippines

2012

Teacher Salaries/Education

Sahar (formerly Ayni Education International)

Northern Region, Afghanistan

2012

K-12 Education

She's The First

Bangalore, India

2011

Life Skills/Vocational Training

EGBOK Mission

Siem Reap, Cambodia

2011

Teacher Salaries/Education

SOLD Project

Mae Lao, Chiang Rai, Thailand

2020

Adult Education

Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee

Nashville, TN, USA

2020

Mentoring

Cooperative for Education

Multiple locations, Guatemala

2020

Mentoring

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN, USA

2019

Life Skills/Vocational Training

Exodus Refugee Immigration

Indianapolis, IN, USA

2019

Adult Education, Life Skills/Vocational Training

Haiti Outreach Pwoje Espwa

Le Borgne, Haiti

2017

Mentoring

Starfish Initiative

Indianapolis, IN, USA

2015

Life Skills/Vocational Training

Exodus Refugee Immigration

Indianapolis, IN, USA

2014

Mentoring

GirlForward

Chicago, IL, USA

2014

Mentoring

Girls For A Change

Richmond, VA, USA

2014

Mentoring

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN, USA

2013

Mentoring

College Mentors for Kids

Indianapolis, IN, USA

2013

Mentoring

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN, USA

2012

Mentoring

College Mentors for Kids

Indianapolis, IN, USA

2012

Mentoring

GirlForward

Chicago, IL, USA

2012

Mentoring

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN, USA

2011

School Supplies/Infrastructure

Circle of Women

Oaxaca, Mexico

2015

School Supplies/Infrastructure

Chicuchas Wasi

Cusco, Peru

2011

Teacher Salaries/Education

Sacred Valley Project

Ollanta, Cusco, Peru