EMpower - The Emerging Markets Foundation is a global philanthropy focused on at-risk youth (ages 10-24) in emerging market countries. We partner with local, community based organisations in 15 emerging market countries that enable young people's successful transition into productive, healthy adulthood, developing the next generation of young leaders. Our strategic funding and non-financial support enables organisations to strengthen and grow, unlocking youth's potential to change their lives and lead change in their communities and beyond. We support programmes in three fundamental areas of youth development: Livelihoods, Education and Health and Well-being.
How we EMpower
EMpower invests in local organisations with a track record of successfully engaging and serving young people. Our partners know their local communities and are best positioned to discover and implement solutions that work.
We encourage innovative approaches while sharing ideas and knowledge. Beyond financial support, EMpower works with grantee partners to expand their reach and improve their programmes and services to become more efficient, effective and sustainable.
EMpower multiplies impact by bringing organisations focused on youth issues together. Through linkages and shared forums for problem-solving, EMpower helps spread best practices to solve common challenges.
What distinguishes EMpower?
• EMpower believes in true partnership, providing long-term financial support and technical assistance to grantees for up to 10 years. Investing in local organisations as true partners over time creates sustained change.
• A valued community of supporters. EMpower was founded by EM professionals who wanted to give back. Our global community of supporters continue to be committed, personally involved and have a true passion for our mission.
• We are strategic and results oriented, continually striving to be cost-effective while creating high impact. We are committed to transparency and accountability, and measure the impact of our investments on young people's lives, their communities and beyond.
• Thanks to our Underwriters who cover all of our administrative and fundraising costs, 100% of all individual donations directly benefit our grantee partners.
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