Girl Rising Global Education Fund

  • F Funding Initiative/Portfolio

A Active

Key Information

GR-GEF is a six-year venture philanthropy fund through which we seek out, invest in and join forces with local leaders who have innovative, culturally relevant ideas on how to advance gender equity and education quality for girls and boys living in poverty. We first introduced this model in India and Kenya as a four-year fund (2019-2022). Due to the unique circumstances of COVID19 and the resulting shifts made by local leaders in their visions and programs, we extended the fund an additional two years (2019-2024). We also expanded the fund to include grantees in Guatemala.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Latin America & Caribbean, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Guatemala, India, Kenya

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2019 - 2024


Slam Out Loud (SoL), Big Picture Learning Kenya (BPLK), Sunflower Trust, Metis, EPRODEP, Amigos de Santa Cruz

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Secondary completion
  • Secondary Enrollment

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Vocational training


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • Teacher training

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Mentorship

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

  • N/A

Program Approaches Back to Top

Facilities construction/improvement

  • Construction/improvement of classrooms
  • Construction/improvement of schools

Mentoring/psychosocial support

  • Teachers as mentors


  • Hiring more teachers (both men and women)
  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula)

Women's empowerment programs

  • Empowerment training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased primary school completion
  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Reduced absenteeism

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Increased agency and empowerment

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Jill Miller
Girl Rising
Chief Program & Admin Officer