VGIF in the Field

first hand accounts of our grants at work.

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Site visits enable VGIF to create stronger relationships with our grantee partners. On the ground, staff are able to learn about the local context where projects are taking place, gather feedback on our grant-making process, and identify new partnerships within communities.

"Spending time with the women who are designing and implementing these projects, it is so clear that VGIF’s commitment to empowering women leaders is well-founded," VGIF Program Director, Jenna Wallace, said. 

"These are dedicated and determined women who will ensure that their communities are more equal and safe for women and girls."


On September 14th, Jenna will set out again, beginning a three-week trip to Kenya and Malawi.

She will visit seven current VGIF grantees, learn about community contexts, identify possible strategic partners, and attend the Segal Family Foundation (SFF) Annual Meeting in Nairobi.

We'd love for you to follow along on her journey as she shares stories, images, and invaluable insights from some of our most exciting projects. 

Keep up with Jenna this summer and read about last year's site visit via her "In the Field" blog here: