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EMpower - The Emerging Markets Foundation

Partner with organisations to enable young people to transform their lives and communities

LocationChina - Hong Kong SAR

Issue AreaEducation

Tax benefit eligibilityAU

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Our Mission

EMpower partners with local organisations in emerging market countries, and other change-makers, to enable marginalised young people to transform their lives and communities.

The Need

Marginalized young people lack resources, meaningful choices, and opportunities. Their perspectives are seldom sought or their voices heard. Local organizations that work with marginalized young people—and have the knowledge and solutions needed to break cycles of disadvantage—also are under-funded.

The Solution

EMpower provides flexible grants to local organizations, focused on economic wellbeing, inclusive learning, and safe, healthy lives for marginalized young people. EMpower also fosters the organizational capacity, skills, and sustainability of our grantee partners with tailored support.

Our Impact

In FY2021, EMpower awarded $4.1 million in 109 grants. Their work directly affected the lives of 71,792 young people and 6,963 adults amid an ongoing pandemic—during which schools were closed, economic well-being was more precarious than ever, and health systems and care were severely strained.

Despite the severe impact COVID-19 has had on education, health, safety and livelihoods, our grantee partners and young people continue to make a difference in their communities. EMpower will never stop igniting the spark. Click here to read the stories of change.

Whilst their grantee partners have continued to stay positive and work through the pandemic, it has been immensely challenging to keep going in an utterly volatile context. EMpower is highly responsive to the needs of the grantee partners, giving them the flexibility to respond and adjust to Covid related realities and contexts. Click here to learn more about their grant making model.

Young people are voicing their needs – your support will help provide opportunities for safe learning spaces, enhancing their livelihoods and improving their overall health and wellbeing.

Thanks to EMpower’s committed Underwriters, who finance the operational and fundraising costs, 100% of your donations go directly to empowering young people.

About this Organization

LocationChina - Hong Kong SAR
Issue AreaEducation

About Myriad Australia

Myriad Australia (previously known as Give2Asia Australia) is a trusted partner for international philanthropy and the leader in donor-advised giving to the Asia-Pacific. Our mission is to strengthen communities around the world by making cross-border giving easier and more effective.

Myriad Australia leverages the strengths of Myriad, the Alliance for borderless giving, and its members to improve the lives of people around the world.

Tax Benefit Eligibility

Gift acknowledgments and tax receipts can only be issued by Myriad Australia Limited. Donations cannot be refunded once an acknowledgment has been issued. If you have any questions, contact us before making your donation.