Investing in a Better Future

Rise Up activates women and girls to transform their lives, families and communities for a more just and equitable world through investment in local solutions, strengthening leadership, and building movements. Since 2009, Rise Up’s powerful network of over 500 leaders has directly benefited 7 million girls, youth, and women, advocating for over 100 laws and policies impacting 115 million people in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the U.S. Learn more…



New Collective Impact Partnership to Build Economic Power for Girls and Women in India

Rise Up is thrilled to join with fellow leading global gender equality organizations to launch an exciting new collective impact partnership that aims to increase the economic power of girls and women in India, where currently only 29% of women formally participate in the workplace.

The three-year project, “Collective Impact Partners: Women’s and Girl’s Economic Empowerment Advocacy in India,” will be co-led by Global Fund for WomenGlobal Women’s Leadership NetworkPublic Health Institute, Rise Up, and World Pulse.

Our collaborative work with Collective Impact Partners (CIP) will build upon the deep knowledge and capacities of civil society leaders and organizations to advocate for girls’ and women’s economic justice and empowerment in Maharashtra, India.

For more information, visit our CIP initiative page or click here to see the Rise Up one-pager.

Apply now – the deadline has been extended to May 10.

To download the application in English, click here (MS Word) or here (PDF).

To download the application in Marathi, click here (MS Word) or here (PDF).

To download the application in Hindi, click here (MS Word) or here (PDF).

For a link to the Collective Impact Partners press release, click here.


Come work with us!

Rise Up is seeking a creative and experienced video consultant for the creation of a 3-5 minute promotional video that will tell the story of Rise Up’s mission, vision and program impacts. The ideal candidate is a professional director/producer/videographer with experience working in the global nonprofit sector. The project will adhere to a tight timeline and will be developed in close collaboration with the Rise Up Executive Director and Director of Operations.

For more information and to apply, click here.


Cummins Inc Announces $6 Million Investment in Rise Up

Rise Up is delighted to announce a new partnership with Cummins Inc. that will expand our global reach in enabling girls and women to transform their own lives, communities, and countries through advocacy and policy change.

On Thursday, March 8th –  International Women’s Day –  Cummins unveiled the Cummins Powers Women initiative, the company’s most ambitious community initiative ever. Cummins’ investment in Rise Up is $6 million over three years. The initiative represents a monumental investment in proven programs like Rise Up that are creating large-scale impact in the lives of girls and women globally.

Rise Up Founder Denise Dunning was featured as the Keynote speaker for Cummins 2nd annual Global Women’s Conference for Leadership, where the Cummins initiative was announced.

“We are deeply honored to partner with Cummins to advance gender equality globally, Dunning said. “Rise Up will leverage this new partnership to invest in the vision of girls and women leaders to transform their own lives, families, and countries.”

To learn more about this thrilling new partnership, click here.

Click below to learn more about our initiatives: