Global Fund Secretariat
The Global Fund Secretariat, located in Geneva, Switzerland, is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the foundation, including mobilizing resources from the public and private sectors; managing grants; providing financial, legal, and administrative support; and reporting information on the Global Fund's activities to the Board and the public. The composition and functions of the Secretariat are set out in the Global Fund By-Laws.

The Secretariat organises the receipt and review of grant applications and, for those approved by the Board, negotiates and executes grant agreements.

The Secretariat is headed by an Executive Director.

Each proposal the Global Fund receives is screened by the Secretariat for completeness and eligibility. The Secretariat may contact applicants for clarifications