Who We Are

EMpower - The Emerging Markets Foundation is a global philanthropic foundation focused on marginalised youth in emerging market countries. 

Your support means more than ever. The most vulnerable and marginalised have been hit hardest by COVID-19.

We partner with local, community-based organisations in 15 EM countries that enable young people’s successful transition into productive, healthy adulthood, developing the next generation of leaders.

Our underwriters cover our operational costs. That means:

  • NO fundraising costs – you don’t pay the salaries of the people who ask you for money
  • NO overheads, such as buildings and rent
  • NO administration costs, such as finance, HR and our Chief Executive

    So you can be sure that 100% of your donation is spent where it’s needed most.

Learn more about our work on our website.

Stories of Change

Our impact is seen in young people’s personal stories, and in our partners’ organisational growth and development. And, more broadly, we see change in the communities, countries and regions where empowered youth and our partners are making a difference.

What EMpower means to our supporters

EMpower has a community of nearly 10,000 supporters worldwide. A few members of our community told us what EMpower means to them and what it's like visiting our grantee partners.

Partnership at the heart
of our work

With partnership at the heart of our work, we collaborate with, learn from, and are inspired by our global community of grantee partners, supporters, and colleagues, all to support young people in addressing their important challenges.