Summit Foundation

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The Summit Foundation is a private family foundation established in 1991. We are committed to a world where people can thrive and nature can flourish. We seek to promote the health and well-being of the planet – its people and its natural environment – by achieving gender equality, protecting the earth’s biodiversity and making cities livable. In line with Sustainable Development Goal 5, the Equality for Women and Girls Program's vision is that girls and women achieve full equality and are fully empowered, valued by their families and communities, and have viable pathways to quality education, health, employment and fully participate in civic and political life.

Primary Functions

  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Funding
  • Networking/Convening

Secondary Functions

  • Policy Development/Implementation
  • Research - project evaluation

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

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Education topics addressed


  • Post-secondary
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion


  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School quality

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Community sensitization
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Food/water security
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Mentorship
  • Migration
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Sports
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

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Current girls' education partners

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Summit Foundation

Headquarters location(s)

  • Washington, D.C., , United States of America

Country offices

  • United States of America


Kathy Hall
Director, Equality for Women and Girls
Summit Foundation

Locations of current girls’ education work

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

  • Belize
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua

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