Our Partners


We are supported by generous donations from foundations, private companies, and individual donors. Our work would not be possible without their ongoing support, mutual respect, and confidence in the impact of our work.  

Currently, we partner with the following donors and partners:


Plan International Uganda

Plan International Uganda has been working in Uganda since 1992 to help all children realize their rights, with a special focus on the rights of the girl child. In November 2015, GUIU became official partners with Plan International Uganda as the district-level CSO implementing partner for its Ni-Yetu Youth Program. Read more about our partnership here.

The Segal Family Foundation

The Segal Family Foundation partners with outstanding organizations improving the well-being of communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Their vision is that every Sub-Saharan African grows up with access to quality education and health services, the protection of their reproductive rights, and the opportunity to contribute to a productive society. GUIU has been a partner with SFF since 2016. 

The ELMA Foundation

The ELMA Foundation is one of the world’s largest private foundations focused on improving the lives of children in Africa by investing in healthcare and education. GUIU began a partnership with The ELMA Foundation through The ELMA Community Grants Program in 2019. 

WomenStrong International

WomenStrong International finds, funds, nurtures, and shares women-driven solutions that will transform lives in urban communities. Its member organizations are brought together with other women’s organizations into a Learning Lab, to develop, test, sharpen, and share their solutions. In 2019, GUIU joined WomenStrong’s Learning Lab in the area of Girls’ Education & Empowerment and will pilot its Boy Champions Project with support from WomenStrong. ​ 

Stone Family Foundation

The Stone Family Foundation believes in the power of educating girls. The Foundation supports a variety of methods and interventions, recognizing that each must be unique to the culture, education system, and the needs of the individuals within the country. Along with time-tested approaches that have been evaluated over the years, the Foundation is interested in supporting innovative approaches to education. SFF was the first grant maker to support GUIU in 2014.

British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. In Uganda, the British Council works in the arts, education, and society. GUIU joined British Council in 2019 as an implementing partner for its Active Citizens program, which equips people with the social leadership skills to build trust and understanding within and between communities, bringing them together to address local challenges.

The International Foundation

The International Foundation funds US-based non-profit organizations who partner with poor communities in the developing world to improve their health, education and incomes, while strengthening local capacity to sustain their benefits. They envision a world in which active philanthropy measurably improves the lives of the poor and disadvantaged in developing world communities. The foundation is supporting GUIU's flagship Adolescent Girls Program in six primary schools. 

The Issroff Family Foundation

The Issroff Family Foundation was established in 2007 by David and Lisa Issroff with a focus on uplifting the lives of children and youth in order to realize their full potential in Southern & Eastern Africa, New York, and Israel. IFF collaborates with grantee partners to increase access to education, encourage entrepreneurship, and foster opportunity. Our organization has benefiting from their strategic partnership since 2017.

Catherine Bertini Award

The mission of the Catherine Bertini Trust Fund for Girls’ Education is to improve access to training and education for girls by supporting innovative efforts to reach and empower girls. GUIU is partnering with the fund to implement the Big Sister Camp 2020. Learn more about our partnership here.

The Arthur B. Schultz Foundation

The Arthur B. Schultz Foundation (ABSF) advances opportunities for women and people with mobility challenges in developing countries. They address inequalities through 3 main strategies: Women's Education and Leadership, Mobility Solutions, and Women's Entrepreneurship. GUIU is partnering with the Arthur B. Schultz Foundation to strengthen the Sewing Our Futures Project to improve the livelihoods and economically empower out-of-school female youth through developing their skills for self-employment.

The Antelope Foundation

The Antelope Foundation is rooted in the belief that people closest to the issues are best suited to be the drivers of change. With this belief, the Antelope Foundation seeks to provide communities with the support and confidence to design and implement locally created initiatives. Since 2018, the Antelope Foundation has supported the work and growth of Girl Up Initiative Uganda. 

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AMPLIFY is a collective of community-driven organizations collaborating to create a community-based alternative to traditional development scale. Focused on building agentic capacity in girls, AMPLIFY utilizes intentional collaboration to share best practices, develop community driven metrics and create large scale joint advocacy campaigns. GUIU is an active steering member of AMPLIFY. 

Utopia Foundation

Utopia Foundation believes in supporting champions who create sustainable improvements in the livelihoods of those in need. Utopia Foundation's mission is to help create a world where communities thrive and every child goes to bed feeling nourished, loved, happy and hopeful about tomorrow. GUIU collaborates with the Utopia Foundation to encourage a reading culture among adolescent girls.

Girls Not Brides

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 550 civil society organisations from over 70 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfill their potential. Girls Not Brides members bring child marriage to global attention, build an understanding of what it will take to end child marriage and call for the laws, policies and programs that will make a difference in the life of millions of girls. In 2016, GUIU joined Girls Not Brides as a member in Uganda. 

Helping Uganda's Girls

Helping Uganda's Girls (HUGs) is a community outreach initiative to help girls in need in Uganda. HUGs provides bras and reusable sanitary pads to girls as well as ensures that they are involved in puberty and menstrual health workshops including fun, interactive games, group discussions, lessons and demonstrations. HUGs has kindly donated 100 reusable sanitary pads (Afripads) for our Girl Up Uganda girls in 2016. 

Girls' Globe

Girls' Globe is an innovative, women-led online magazine and a global network of individuals and organizations focused on the rights and health of women and girls. With expertise in the area of communications and advocacy, its network spans over twenty countries with unique global reach and diversity. Girl Up Initiative Uganda is a member of the Girls' Globe network and has written various blog posts for the online magazine since 2015.

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