The Global Fund for Children (GFC) dreams of a world where all children grow up to be productive, caring citizens of a global society. To this end, GFC supports small, community-based organizations around the world that are serving the most vulnerable children and youth, and creates beautiful multicultural children’s books that bring messages of tolerance and peace to children in the United States and abroad.
The children benefiting from GFC’s support represent the most marginalized populations: AIDS orphans, children displaced by conflict or migration, disabled youth, child laborers, and those who have no access to basic education and health services. Using this bottom-up approach, GFC is creating lasting change and rewarding community leaders who are dedicating their lives to the futures of children in their countries.
Some of the innovative projects that GFC supports are mobile libraries in Ethiopia, where books are carried by donkey through villages with no libraries; trauma support centers for women and children in Serbia who have been victims of trafficking; and community gardens in Uganda for AIDS orphans who are learning the important role of nutrition in healthy development.
GFC’s first grant, for $1,200, supported classrooms set up at train stations in India for the many children who live and beg on the train platforms. Since 1997, GFC has invested over $15 million in 375 community-based organizations in 73 countries, touching the lives of over 1 million children.
For more information about The Global Fund for Children, please visit www.globalfundforchildren.org.