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GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN

aka GFC   |   Washington, DC   |  www.globalfundforchildren.org

Mission

Global Fund for Children partners to build a world where all children and youth enjoy equal resources and opportunities in society, and live free from violence, discrimination, and exploitation. To that end, we invest in innovative grassroots organizations, helping them deepen their impact and build their capacity for social change. Together with our grassroots partners, we advance the rights of children and youth facing poverty and injustice, and equip them with the tools and skills to reach their full potential.

Ruling year info

1994

President and CEO

John Hecklinger

Main address

1411 K St NW Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20005 USA

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EIN

56-1834887

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Q12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We envision a more just world for all children and youth. We are the only global nonprofit dedicated to finding, funding, and partnering with truly community-based organizations that empower young people worldwide. By pairing flexible funding with targeted capacity development services, we help our partners grow stronger and more responsive to challenges on the ground. Since 1997, we have invested $51 million in more than 900 organizations worldwide.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

GFC Programs

GFC supports and strengthens grassroots organizations that work to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children and youth in their communities. We complement our grantmaking with a dynamic media program, aimed at highlighting the hope, joy, and common threads shared by children around the globe.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of grassroots organizations supported

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

GFC Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Temporary increase in 2020 was from Phoenix Fund, an initiative supporting emergency grants to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities impacted by Covid-19 in England.

Number of convenings hosted by the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

GFC Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

includes convenings, workshops and trainings, both online and in person

Average grant amount

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

GFC Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

GFC Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Temporary increase in 2020 was from Phoenix Fund, an initiative supporting emergency grants to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities impacted by Covid-19 in England.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

GFC Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Temporary increase in 2020 was from Phoenix Fund, an initiative supporting emergency grants to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities impacted by Covid-19 in England.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 02/15/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Swatee Deepak


Board co-chair

Greg Wallig

Grant Thornton

Term: 2023 - 2026

Greg Wallig

Grant Thornton LLP

Chris Wolz

Forum One

Swatee Deepak

Jaclyn Foroughi

Brazen Impact, LLC

John Hecklinger

Global Fund for Children

Nicole Kamaleson

Koya Leadership Partners

Stacey H. Mitchell

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Lila Rymer

Beazley

Marijana Savic

NGO Atina

Mark Wilson

Goldman Sachs & Company

Ian Glasner

HSBC

James Cain

Eversheds Sutherland

Maulik Doshi

Riskspan

Joan Lombardi

Early Opportunities

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/15/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/28/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.