Our Founding Partner’s support, financial and otherwise, helped produce and launch the groundbreaking film and social action campaign that have since become a global movement:

  • The Documentary Group
  • Intel
  • Vulcan Productions


Our Impact Partners work diligently with girls, their families and communities to create a better world for all. They deliver life-changing services and programming and work with us to bring our campaign to areas where girls are especially vulnerable.

We are currently working with, or have recently worked with, the following partners:

  • A New Day Cambodia
  • Bharti Foundation
  • CARE
  • Discovery Learning Alliance
  • Equal Access Nigeria
  • Fondation Hirondelle
  • HPP-Congo
  • IMA World Health
  • KSAME (Kano State Agency for Mass Education)
  • KoCEPO (Knowledge for Community Empowerment Organisation)
  • National Service Scheme, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, India
  • Nepal Youth Foundation
  • New York City Department of Education
  • Plan International
  • Quincy Public Schools
  • Save the Children
  • SWODEN (Society for Women Development and Empowerment of Nigeria)
  • Teach for All
  • Teach for India
  • UNICEF Nigeria
  • World Vision
  • Zanmi Lasante


Our strategic partners strengthen Girl Rising in a myriad of ways - from distribution, to hosting screenings and engaging employees, to thought leadership and in-kind support. Their expertise and contributions make a tremendous difference to our campaign and for girls everywhere.

  • Accenture
  • AREWA24
  • Brookings Institution
  • Cinedigm
  • Citi
  • Clinton Global Initiative
  • Dasra
  • Girls Not Brides
  • General Sports Authority, Saudi Arabia
  • The George Washington University
  • Global Campaign for Education - US
  • Hearts on Fire/Hummingbird Foundation
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Microsoft Education/Skype in the Classroom
  • Ministry of Women and Child Development, India
  • O&M India
  • Pygma Communications
  • Random House Children’s Books
  • Roco Films
  • Sharjah Women’s Sports Foundation
  • Shearman and Sterling LLP
  • Star TV
  • Tides Foundation

Funding + Sustainability

Our Funding and Sustainability partners share their resources and expertise - helping us reach new audiences and create impact at scale. The individuals, companies and foundations that have donated time, talent and resources to Girl Rising number into the thousands. While we can’t list them all we thank each and every one from the bottoms of our heart.

  • The Documentary Group
  • 6Sense
  • Aquafina
  • Cisco
  • Family and Friends of Sydney Tedone
  • Fledgling Fund
  • Ford Foundation
  • Gem Jewellery Export Promotional Council of India
  • Global India Fund
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HP
  • Imago Dei Foundation
  • Intel
  • Newman’s Own Foundation
  • Nike Foundation
  • Paperseed Foundation
  • Pepsi/Aquafina
  • Sandisk
  • Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation
  • Skoll Foundation
  • Summit Foundation
  • Vodaphone Foundation (India)
  • Vulcan Productions
  • WEConnect India

Friends of Girl Rising

There are many more companies and organizations who have worked with us to spread the message of girls’ education and empowerment. Some of these partners include:

  • Bank of America
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Bollyshake
  • Capital One
  • Charles Schwab
  • CIEE
  • CNNFilms
  • Coalition for Adolescent Girls
  • Facebook
  • Gathr Films
  • Girl Up/UN Foundation
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Let Girls Learn
  • LinkedIn
  • Magic Bus
  • Malala Fund
  • Peace Corps
  • People Improvement Organization
  • PwC
  • Room to Read
  • Soroptimist International
  • Tupperware
  • Vanity Fair
  • Varkey Foundation
  • We Are Here Movement

Featured Partnerships

EMC hosted multiple Girl Rising screenings at elementary and middle schools in celebration of International Day of the Girl. EMC leaders led discussions with the students, challenging both corporate and student leaders to think about what they, as global citizens, can do to make a difference in their community and our wider world.

India’s Ministry of Women and Child Development invested funding to broadcast GR Public Service Announcements across television networks and in over 3,000 cinema halls across the country, reaching millions of new viewers with provocative yet relatable content about the need to invest in girls and boys equally.

IMA World Health brought a special version of Girl Rising to health centers, schools and other community settings across the DRC. These film chapters were viewed by over 315,300 attendees. IMA uses solar powered projectors, portable amplifiers and localized content - providing a powerful form of entertainment that few in these villages have experienced.