Girls First Fund

  • F Funder
  • N Network


The Girls First Fund is a donor collaborative supported by leading philanthropic organizations and individual philanthropists who have come together to champion community-led efforts so that all girls can live free from child marriage and create their own future. The Girls First Fund focuses on girls, families, and communities because the Fund believes they are in the best position to create lasting, local change and address the causes of child marriage at their roots. The Girls First Fund is the first funding partnership of its size focused on ending child marriage, with grantmaking directed to community-based and locally-focused national organizations.

Primary Functions

  • Funding
  • Networking/Convening

Secondary Functions

  • N/A

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Early/child marriage
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls' education partners

Locations and contact information Back to Top


Girls First Fund

Headquarters location(s)

  • Geneva, Gelderland, Switzerland

Country offices

  • Unknown


Girls First Fund

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Congo
  • Dominican Republic
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Uganda

Projects Back to Top