Applications are now open for the L’Oréal Fund for Women to support frontline organizations in their efforts to help women to get out of poverty, prevent domestic, sexual and gender-based violence against women.

The Fund focuses on supporting women and girls’ empowerment, particularly through projects in favor of social or professional integration and education. A specific attention is paid to refugee women and women with disabilities.

Applications to the L’Oréal Fund for Women will be held open until 2026.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Relevance of the organization:
    • Grassroot non-profit or non-for-profit organization, of general interest, with official accreditation and eligible to philanthropic funds.
    • Organization that cannot distribute any part of its revenues to its members, directly or indirectly.
    • Organization with more than two years of official existence (unless the organization has a strong documented innovative   component responding to a specific need).
    • Organization with a minimum of 50 beneficiaries per year.
    • Organization operating directly (not providing only engineering or coordination of the project), without subcontracting to   local/smaller organizations.
  • Nature of the activity/project for which the request is made:
    • The final beneficiaries must be highly vulnerable women or girls: In situation of poverty/underpriviliged (absence or lack of revenues, homelessness, single parent, Isolation in rural areas or in the suburbs, etc.), victims of violence, refugees or in situation of disability.
    • Beyond emergency relief, the activity focuses on women or girls’ empowerment, encouraging especially social and professional Integration, or access to education.
    • Activities can take the form of: a service, an instrument with a social purpose or a field operation.
  • Scope:
    • The Fund is opened internationally and can support local or national projects/activities.

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