The Global Fund for Women http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/ situated in San Francisco is the world’s largest foundation solely dedicated to women’s human rights. It advocates for and defends women’s human rights by making grants to support women’s groups around the world including India. The GFW believes that women should have a full range of choices, and that women themselves know best how to determine their needs and propose solutions for lasting change that is reflected in a flexible, respectful and responsive style of grant making. The Global Fund makes grants to seed, strengthen and link women’s rights groups based outside the United States working to address human rights issues. Since 1987 GFW has awarded over $58 million to more than 3,450 organizations in 166 countries. Kavita Ramdas will be accepting the award on behalf of GFW.