GFC transforms the lives and futures of some of the world s most vulnerable children. First we find cutting edge NGOs working in their community, making big changes with very little money. They become our grassroots partners. We provide bottom up support and financial assistance to help them grow. Last year we supported 210 organisations in 53 countries across the globe. We work with each partner for up to eight years. We build long-term relationships with our grassroots partners, offering local expert coaching and guidance on organisational management, programme development, performance metrics and more. We ensure our partners have opportunities to develop new skills. We provide partners with funds to undertake strategic planning processes, attend conferences and visit other grassroots partners to share expertise and gain training in areas such as fundraising and information technology. We connect partners to their peers and bring them together for regional Knowledge Exchanges professional GFC run conferences where grassroots leaders share best practice, forge strong networks and learn about broader issues affecting children in their communities. We open doors to the broader philanthropic world, connecting our partners to other people and institutions to help them gain outside funding, awards and recognition.