Investing in a Better Future

Rise Up enables girls, youth, and women to transform their own lives, communities, and countries. Rise Up leaders have advocated for over 100 laws and policies impacting 115 million girls, youth and women across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States. We invest in visionary leaders, local organizations, and innovative solutions to achieve large scale change through leadership development, advocacy, grantmaking, and storytelling.

Rise Up Launches New Partnership with Gates Foundation and Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn Initiative

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new initiative in Malawi, with $2.5 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and in partnership with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn Initiative. Click here to learn more.

Join Rise Up and the Packard Foundation for Youth Champions Pitch Night on May 15th

Rise Up and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation warmly invite you to our inaugural Youth Champions Pitch Night on May 15, 2017. Come meet 22 inspiring young leaders from the US, Ethiopia, India, and Pakistan who will pitch their innovations and new technologies to prevent teen pregnancy, improve access to youth-friendly reproductive health services, empower girls to overcome gender-based violence, and more. For more information, click on our Events page.

Rise Up Seeking Development Manager

Rise Up has opened an exciting new position for a Development Manager to work with our team. This person will lead our institutional development portfolio, focusing primarily on sustaining our current foundation partners and helping build new institutional funding partnerships.

For more information and a link to the position, click here. All interested candidates most welcome.


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