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.


Rise Up Announces Inaugural Cohort of Youth Champions

Rise Up is currently accepting applications for the Youth Champions Initiative. Visit our Youth Champions Initiative page for more information.

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