VGIFVirginia Gildersleeve International Fund (New York, NY)
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I look forward to building on the great success VGIF has had as a volunteer-operated organization and to further increase its impact.”
Further progress to 2015 and beyond will largely depend on success in these interrelated challenges.” VGIF is committed to continuing to be a force in helping grassroots organizations making a difference in the lives of women and girls who face these challenges.
The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF) provides small grants for grassroots projects that empower women and girls in developing countries.
The post-2015 development framework should give utmost importance to identifying, developing and implementing strategies to promote global partnerships for development in the context of the post-2015 development agenda,” stated Eileen Menton, VGIF President.
Other VGIF recommendations included: implementing an all-inclusive multi-stakeholder approach at every stage, hearing the voices of smaller NGOs, promoting opportunities that build capacity of grassroots NGOs, developing and fostering partnerships in education and technology, leadership opportunities, local food production, and women's economic empowerment.