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Who can fund my women’s rights organizing?

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Women’s rights and feminist organizations are sparking powerful changes across the world, yet AWID’s Where is the Money for Women’s Rights (WITM) research consistently shows that women’s rights organizing is significantly underfunded.

This donor list is one tool to bridge the information gap on funding sources and make it easier for women’s rights and feminist organizations to find potentially aligned funders that support their priorities, populations or locations.

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NameAboutContactTypeSectorPrioritiesMust be registered to apply for fundingApplication Process
ABILIS FoundationABILIS Foundation supports activities that contribute toward equal opportunities for disabled people in society through human rights, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency. Special priority is given to projects on advocating for human rights of disabled people and to activities developed and implemented by disabled women.abilis@abilis.fiProjectPublic FoundationDisability RightsYesContact country office for funding
Action for World Solidarity (ASW)ASW supports projects in the South that are affected by hunger and poverty. The ASW was launched to support community initiatives and local organisations in order to earn their autonomy (self-management).africa@aswnet.deProjectBilateral/MultilateralArts & Culture, Environment, Conservation, Human Rights, Social Justice, Women's Empowerment, Women's Human RightsYesContact country office for funding
Adessium FoundationAdessium Foundation aspires to a world in which people live in harmony with each other and with their environments. The Foundation is working to create a balanced society characterized by integrity, justice, and a balance between people and FoundationCivic Engagement, Environment, Conservation, GovernanceYesInvite only
African Women's Development FundThe African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) is a grant making foundation that supports local, national and regional women's organizations working towards the empowerment of African women and the promotion and realization of their rights. The vision of AWDF is for women to live in a world where there is social justice, equality and respect for women's human rights. grants@awdf.orgFlexibleWomen's FundArts & Culture, Economic Empowerment, Governance, Peace & Security, Health & Reproductive Rights, Sports, Women's Human Rights, HIV/AIDSYesOpen Application
Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) brings together a number of development agencies, institutions, and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of Asia and Africa. AKDN is a contemporary endeavour of the Ismaili Imamat to realize the social conscience of Islam through institutional action. AKDN agencies conduct their programmes without regard to the faith, origin or gender. For more information about the ethical framework of the AKDN's work, please see AKDN: An Ethical Framework.Must email through their websiteProjectINGOCivil Society, Education, Health, Rural DevelopmentNoContact country office for funding
Agència Catalana de Cooperació al Desenvolupament (Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation)The Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD) is the agency of the Government of Catalonia responsible for managing the policies of development cooperation and humanitarian action. It is attached to the Department of Foreign Affairs Department of the Presidency. It is the main instrument of the Government and the people of Catalonia to join the international community's commitment to build a more just and united, and work to ensure access to fundamental rights and the free development of individuals and people around the world.cooperacio@gencat.catBilateral/MultilateralHealth, Human Rights, Labour Rights, Water Rights, Women's Human RightsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Alexander Soros FoundationThe Alexander Soros Foundation (ASF) promotes civil rights, social justice and education by making grants to cutting-edge organizations in the United States and abroad.inquiries@alexandersorosfoundation.orgPrivate FoundationEducation, Social JusticeYesInvite only
American World Jewish ServiceAJWS's grantmaking supports grassroots communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas that are working to create a just and equitable world where human rights are universally recognized, where poverty, discrimination and violence no longer exist and where individuals are free to flourish and live their lives with dignityajws@ajws.orgINGOYesInvite only
Amnesty International USA - The Ginetta Sagan FundThe Ginetta Sagan Fund of Amnesty International USA was created to recognize and assist women who are working to protect the liberty and lives of women and children in areas where human rights violations are widespread. The Ginetta Sagan Award recognizes individual accomplishment, but also serves as a beacon of hope to women everywhere who are fighting for human rights.gsf@aiusa.orgIndividual AwardINGOWomen Human Rights DefendersYesSubmit Nominations
Amplify ChangeWe are a fund which aims to empower young people, men and women to realise their sexual and reproductive rights. We support civil society and grassroots organisations that advocate for and promote better sexual and reproductive health and rights. We will provide support to civil society and community-based groups working in countries where the needs are greatest, in particular Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. FlexiblePrivate FoundationEnding Child, Forced, and Early Marriage, Ending Gender Based Violence, Ending Unsafe Abortion, LGBTQI Rights, Sexual & Reproductive RightsYesOpen Application
Ananda FoundationThe mission of the Ananda Foundation is to alleviate the suffering of individuals and families in the poorest communities through sustainable grassroots initiatives aimed at local empowerment, access to health services, and educational opportunities, in an effort to fulfill basic human rights, embracing a spirit of compassion and service to all humanity.grants@anandafoundation.orgProjectPrivate FoundationHealthYesOpen Application
Ananda Foundation - IndiaThe mission of the Ananda Foundation is to alleviate the suffering of individuals and families in the poorest communities through sustainable grassroots initiatives aimed at local empowerment, access to health services, and educational opportunities, in an effort to fulfill basic human rights, embracing a spirit of compassion and service to all humanity.smathew@anandafoundation.orgProjectPrivate FoundationHealth, Education - Children, Women's Empowerment, DisabilitiesYesOpen Application
Appleton FoundationAppleton Foundation seeks to strengthen social movements in Latin America that are engaged in the promotion and defense of human rights. Appleton also works to confront the applications of biotechnology which threaten human rights. Examples include: commercial trafficking in women's eggs; exploitative gestational surrogacy businesses in developing countries; the growing databases of DNA taken from indigenous groups and from persons arrested but never convicted of crimes; and the efforts toward the creation of human babies to be cloned or genetically designed to someone else's specifications.fundappleton@baymoon.comFlexiblePrivate FoundationEnvironment, Conservation, Labour Rights, Peace & Security, Civic EngagementYesInvite Only
Arab Human Rights FundProvide support for the promotion and realization of all human rights in the Arab region, which encompasses the 22 members of the Arab League. The AHRF defines 'all human rights' as those enumerated in the International Bill of Rights and all international instruments dealing with human rights and humanitarian law, and carries out its responsibilities and programs in accordance with these rights and principles without discrimination by reason of gender, ethnicity, religion, national or social status, political opinion or any other distinctioninfo@ahrfund.orgFlexiblePublic FoundationHuman RightsYesOpen Application
Arcus FoundationThe ultimate goal of the Social Justice program is to ensure that individuals and families around the world of every sexual orientation and gender identity are able to live their lives with dignity and respect, and express their love and sense of self.Contact form available on websiteFlexiblePrivate FoundationLGBTQI RightsYesOpen Application
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for JusticeThe Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe. We support brilliant and brave grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. We work for racial, economic, social, and gender justice, because we all deserve to live our lives freely, without fear, and with dignity. Our mission is based is on an enduring commitment to feminism, progressive social change and an end to all forms of exploitation and discrimination. info@astraeafoundation.orgFlexibleWomen's FundLGBTQI RightsYesOpen Application
Awesome Without BordersDo you have a zany, over-the-top, “no one will ever fund this because it's too crazy” kind of idea? You're in the right place! From Buffalo to Zimbabwe, we've supported an installation that lit up the Arizona Canal, a magazine controlled by its readers, and a street-side ball pit that encourages connectedness. There is awesome lurking in every corner. Our job is to find and fund FoundationNoOpen Application
Bank of American FoundationWe address immediate needs vital to the health of the communities we serve through a focus on preserving neighborhoods, educating the workforce for 21st century jobs and addressing basic human services, such as hunger. In order to create longer term solutions, we support services and programs that enhance financial stability and create better money habits.Not availableCorporate FoundationEmployment, Livelihoods, Education, Financial Literacy, Affordable Housing, Hunger Relief, SheltersYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Barrow Cadburry TrustWe are an independent charitable foundation committed to bringing about socially just change. The Trust's mission is to use all of our assets, especially our money, to work with others to bring about structural change for a more just and equal society.Contact form on WebsiteFlexiblePrivate FoundationCivil Society, Equality, Gender Equality, Anti-Discrimination, Sustainable DevelopmentYesOpen
Belgian Fund for Food Security -(Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation)The successor to the Belgian Survival Fund came into being in 2009: the Belgian Fund for Food Security (BFFS). Even more than its predecessor, the BFFS is to ensure that all dimensions of food security are included as much as possible in its programmes. Emphasis on gender equality.Not availableBilateral/MultilateralFood SecurityYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Belgian Peacebuilding Service (Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation)The objective of the Peacebuilding Service is to finance projects concerned with conflict prevention and peacebuilding in accordance with specific thematic and geographical priorities of Belgium's foreign policy. To attain this goal, the Service has a fixed budget of EU 31.1 million for 2009. Projects financed out of the Preventive Diplomacy budget must focus on preventing or helping to resolve serious conflicts in the short term (generally one year), whereas projects funded out of the Conflict Prevention budget tend to last longer (usually three years) and set out to shore up political, socioeconomic, legal and cultural institutions.peacebuilding@diplobel.fed.beProjectBilateral/MultilateralConflict Prevention, Peace & Security, Environment, Conservation, Human RightsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Berghof FoundationSupports efforts to prevent political and social violence, and to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation. We work with like-minded partners in selected regions to enable conflict stakeholders and actors to develop non-violent responses in the face of conflict-related FoundationConflict PreventionYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationOur foundation is teaming up with partners around the world to take on some tough challenges: extreme poverty and poor health in developing countries, and the failures of America's education system. We focus on only a few issues because we think that's the best way to have great impact, and we focus on these issues in particular because we think they are the biggest barriers that prevent people from making the most of their FoundationGlobal Health, International Development, EducationYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Brazil Human Rights FundThe aim of the Brazil Human Rights Fund is to promote human rights in Brazil and raise the awareness of Brazilian society to support initiatives for generating new human rights channels and significant changes in the country. Our commitment is to provide funds for institutional support and activities by civil society organizations and human rights advocates throughout Brazil, prioritizing those with limited resources or with difficulties in accessing other FoundationYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Bulgarian Fund for WomenBulgarian Fund for Women is the only indigenous donor for local NGOs, that work on women's and girl's rights, on real gender equality in all social spheres and on elimination of all forms of discriminationbgfund.women@gmail.comFlexiblePublic FoundationWomen's Human RightsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Calala Fondo de MujeresCalala is a feminist foundation in Spain that promotes the rights, participation and empowerment of women, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean, by raising funds and awareness and giving grants to strengthen women's organizations, grassroots groups and movements.calala@calala.orgFlexibleWomen's FundWomen's Human Rights, Sexual & Reproductive RightsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Canada - Foreign Affairs, Trade & DevelopmentThe mandate of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada is to manage Canada's diplomatic and consular relations, to encourage the country's international trade and to lead Canada's international development and humanitarian assistanceProjectBilateral/MultilateralFood Security, Youth, Sustainable Development, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Environment, Conservation, Gender Equality, GovernanceYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
CatapultWe're a crowdfunding platform for a more equal world. Catapult channels the collective actions of people everywhere to fight for human rights.Contact form available on websiteProjectCrowdfundingWomen's Human Rights, GirlsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Channel FoundationThe Channel Foundation promotes leadership in women's human rights around the globe by supporting organizations engaged in combating gender inequality. Through grantmaking, advocacy, and collaboration with an international network of women's rights organizations and funders, we create opportunities in order to ensure that women's rights are respected, protected, and fulfilled.Not availablePrivate FoundationWomen's Human Rights, Indigenous Women's Human Rights, Reproductive Rights, Media Reform for Gender Equality, Women's Leadership, Women & Conflict Resolution, Legal Reform for Equality, Women Human Rights Defenders, Ending Gender Based ViolenceYesInvite Only
Charles Stewart Mott FoundationThe Charles Stewart Mott Foundation affirms its founder's vision of a world in which each of us is in partnership with the rest of the human race — where each individual's quality of life is connected to the well-being of the community, both locally and globally. FlexiblePrivate FoundationCivil Society, Environment, Conservation, EducationYesOpen Application
Chicken & Egg PicturesChicken & Egg Pictures envisions a world in which women non-fiction filmmakers, representing a range of diverse experiences and backgrounds, are fully supported to realize their artistic goals and vision, build sustainable careers, and achieve parity in all areas of the film AwardPublic FoundationWomen's Human Rights, Film, Nonfiction Filmmaking by Women - Social JusticeYesOpen Application
Chrest FoundationThe Chrest Foundation believes social action and civic participation contribute to the creation of a more just, equitable, and tolerant society. The Foundation concentrates its resources on civil society organizations in Turkey that focus on increasing gender equality and fostering communication and dialogue through arts and culture.Not availableFlexiblePrivate FoundationGender Equality, Arts & CultureYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
ChuffedWe don't charge any fees on your donation, so if someone donates $100 to you, you get $100. Donors pay our lowest-in-the-market credit card fees on top of their donation and if they want to give extra to Chuffed, they can. We find that by making the ‘where's-the-money-going' part transparent to donors, they're more than happy to chip in to support Chuffed.We only accept social cause projects. That's it. Our biggest categories are International Development, Environment and Asylum Seeker/Refugee projects, but we have quite a few Enterprise, Refugees & Asylum Seekers, Health & Disability, Local Community Projects, Environment, Conservation, International Development, Animal Welfare, Social WelfareYes
Civil Marriage Collaborative - The Proteus FundThe Civil Marriage Collaborative is an innovative grantmaking initiative designed to strengthen and build a state-by-state movement for the freedom to marry for same-gender couples in the United States.pdidonato@proteusfund.orgProjectPrivate FoundationLGBTQI RightsYesInvite only
Comic ReliefGiving in Africa must be done in partnership to organizations that are based in the United Kingdom. Comic Relief has been able to create real, lasting change to the lives of individuals, communities and the issues we strive to tackle. None of this would have been possible without the amazing support of the public, our partners and so many of our celebrity friends who've helped us along the way. info@comicrelief.comFlexiblePublic FoundationMaternal, Newborn & Child Health, Education, Women & Girls, Slum CommunitiesYesInvite only
Commonwealth FoundationThe Commonwealth Foundation is a development organisation with an international remit and reach, uniquely situated at the interface between government and civil society. We develop the capacity of civil society to act together and learn from each other to engage with the institutions that shape people's lives. We strive for more effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation, which contributes to improved development outcomes. Emphasis on gender equality. foundation@commonwealth.intFlexiblePrivate FoundationGovernanceYesOpen Application
Community Foundation of Northern IrelandStarting life in 1979 as the Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust, the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is now into its fourth decade of delivering social change and supporting voluntary and community action with intelligent giving. info@communityfoundationni.orgPublic FoundationLocal Community Projects, Arts & Culture, Poverty Alleviation, Disabilities, Elderly, Social Enterprise, Women & GirlsYesOpen Application
COMO FoundationCOMO Foundation supports non-profit, non-governmental organisations working to address gender inequality thorough education, sustainable livelihood and addressing the “bottom of pyramid penalty”. COMO Foundation is uniquely open to funding salaries of key management, proof-of-concept stages and monitoring and evaluation costs, but does not fund capital campaigs. enquiry@comofoundation.comFlexiblePrivate FoundationWomen & Girls, Environment, Conservation, Education, Social EnterpriseYesOpen Application
CordaidCordaid aims to bring about a just and sustainable world for eveybody. Where we share our Global Common Goods, where we make space for diversity and where we work together with everyone who shares our values, interests and a common purpose.admin.domestic@cordaid.nlFlexibleINGOWomen's Human Rights, Peace & Security, Health & Disability, Environment, Conservation, Women's Leadership, EducationYesContact organization
Creative Resistance FundThe Creative Resistance Fund is intended for activists and culture workers in situations of distress as a result of their professional work. Distress situations may include verbal threats, imprisonment or legal persecution, violent attack, professional or social exclusion, or harassment. In assessing potential cases, freeDimensional confirms the validity of the persecution faced with trusted outside sources and conducts its own independent research. We also consider the extent to which our limited resources can be effective in relation to the urgency of the situation.inquiry@freedimensional.orgRapid ResponseArts & Culture, Right to Free Speech, SecurityYesOpen
CrossCurrents FoundationThe CrossCurrents Foundation was established in late 2006 to promote social, environmental and economic justice. The work of the Foundation is rooted in the idea that there are times when ordinary people can make significant change if advocates for change have sufficient resources to engage in civic activities. CrossCurrents focuses where it believes private funding can make a strategic difference to public education campaigns about critical issues. Effective and socially relevant public art is part of our overall effort to increase civic participation. info@crosscurrentsfoundation.orgProjectPrivate FoundationEnvironment, Conservation, Freedom of Association & Expression, Civic Engagement, Democracy, Immigrant Rights, Labour Rights, Legal Justice & Systems, Peace & Security, MinoritiesYesInvite only
Crowd DefendCrowdDefend is a crowdfunding platform exclusively for the legal space. Our mission is to help expand access to justice for individuals that can't otherwise afford to hire counsel to defend or prosecute a case. We work exclusively with legal aid organizations, legal defense funds, and nonprofit law firms to help them fund legal cases that matter.hiraak@crowddefend.comProjectCrowdfundingCivic Engagement, Civil Society, Legal Justice & Systems, Philanthropy, Civil Rights, Rule of Law, Social Justice, Social Enterprise, TechnologyYesInvite only
CS Fund & Warsh Mott LegacyCSF and WML have been dedicated to progressive social change: protecting human and environmental health, preserving biodiversity, preventing the commodification of life, and defending democracy. The foundations are committed to addressing root causes of problems and supporting systemic solutions. CSF and WML take special interest in important emerging issues that are not widely recognized by civil society and/or the general public. inquiries@csfund.orgFlexiblePrivate FoundationGovernance, Right to Free Speech, Transparency, Diminishing Corporate Influence, Democractic Global Commerce, Food SovereignityYesOpen Application
Dalit FoundationDalit Foundation, a non-government organisation, is the first grant-making institution in South Asia working for the empowerment of Dalit communities. The Foundation supports individuals, community-based organisations, and networks that work to secure social change and protect the rights of Dalit. Dalit Foundation provides small grants and fellowships towards strengthening the Dalit Movement and nurturing future leaders for the movement.programmes@dalitfoundation.orgFlexiblePublic FoundationArts & Culture, Women Human Rights Defenders, Organizational Capacity Building, Leadership, Dalit RightsYesOpen Application
David Bohnett and the David Bohnett FoundationDavid Bohnett and the David Bohnett Foundation are committed to improving society through social activism. We pursue our mission by providing funding, state-of-the-art technology and technical support to innovative organizations and institutions that, in addition to meeting our funding guidelines, share our vision.paul@bohnett.comFlexiblePrivate FoundationLGBTQI Rights, Gun Violence Prevention, VotingYesOpen Application
Digital Defenders - by HivosThe Digital Defenders Partnership is a competitive grant making mechanism providing support to organisations and individuals working in the digital emergency field. The Partnership was established to provide rapid response to a range of threats to internet freedom: from supporting bloggers and cyber activists who find themselves under attack, to facilitating the deployment of emergency internet in countries where the internet is not free or not accessible.ddp@hivos.orgFlexibleBilateral/MultilateralDigital Security, Human Rights DefendersYesOpen Application
Dining For WomenDining for Women is a global giving circle that funds grassroots programs working in developing countries to fight gender inequality. Dining for Women celebrates the power of the individual to see an injustice and act to change it; to see need and act to fill it. Dining for Women's members are deeply involved in the programs we support and the problems we seek to address. Our education component is equally as important as our fundraising.Must email directly on websiteFlexiblePublic FoundationWomen & Girls, Women's Human RightsYesOpen Application
Disability Rights FundDRF supports Disabled Persons Organizations in the developing world to take the lead in advocating for the human rights of persons with disabilities at local and national levels, utilizing the mechanism of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).info@disabilityrightsfund.orgProjectPublic FoundationDisability RightsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Doris Duke Charitable FoundationInternational giving is done through organizations based in the US. The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people's lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and child well-being, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke's properties.Must email each program seperately (see website)FlexiblePrivate FoundationArts & Culture, Children's Health, Environment, Conservation, Minorities, HealthYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Dot Connect Africa: Miss AfricaThe Miss.Africa program aims at sign up young ladies and women interested in being part of the Miss.Africa program and these volunteers will be in a position to attend forums that Miss.Africa will hold, host or will be invited to, among other things, as part of their curriculum. This will serve as an opportunity for the young ladies to create networks, travel and increase their knowledge on Domains, Internet Governance and other internet related issues, but not limited to these.yes2dotafrica@dotconnectafrica.orgIndividual AwardINGOEducation, Technology, Women & GirlsYesOpen Application
Dutch Ministy of Foreign AffairsBased on the policy programme of the first Rutte Government, the government sees its mission as being to promote the security and well-being of the Netherlands and the Dutch people, and to that end it will focus on international stability and security, energy and raw material security, the international legal order (including human rights) and the commercial and economic interests of the Netherlands and Dutch businesses. All this was set down in the coalition agreement of October 2010, and will remain unchanged in 2012. A greater emphasis will be placed on economic diplomacy. In addition, development cooperation, the international legal order and active involvement in European and transatlantic partnerships will remain cornerstones of Dutch foreign policy. These principles have been translated into an integrated policy with three pillars: security, prosperity and freedom.Must email directly on websiteFlexibleBilateral/MultilateralMigration and Development, Human Rights, Gender Equality, Dialogue & DissentYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
East Europe Foundation (Eurasia Foundation Initiative)Eurasia Foundation (EF) began operating in Ukraine in 1993. Since then, EF has invested more than USD 44 mln in grants, loans and technical assistance in Ukraine, more than USD 6 mln in Belarus and more than USD 4 mln in Moldova for local initiatives to develop private entrepreneurship, public policy and civil society. EF successfully supported a wide range of activities, benefiting institutions and individuals at the local level with programmatic focus on supporting civil society, private enterprise development and public administration and policy reformAll staff contacts listed on websitePublic FoundationEconomic Development, Local Community Projects, Governance, Civil Society, Environment, Conservation, EnergyYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
EcoVivaEcoViva works in partnership and solidarity with low-income communities in Central America organized to achieve environmental sustainability, economic self-sufficiency, social justice, and peace. The vision, initiative, organization, and implementation of the projects they support come directly from the communities with whom they work. EcoViva's primary focus area is the Lower Lempa Region of El Salvador. EcoViva also carries out some limited funding in Honduras and, Conservation, Human RightsYesInvite only
Ecumenical Women's Initiative (EWI)Ecumenical Women's Initiative (EWI) is a non-governmental, non-profit making organisation which supports women as initiators and agents of change in faith communities and in society by supporting and connecting individuals and groups working in the fields of women's rights, peace building and reconciliation, belief-based ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue & cooperation.carolyn@ew.hrFlexibleWomen's FundWomen's Leadership, Women's Human Rights, Peace & SecurityYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Edge FundEdge believes that if we are to a create world free of injustice and inequality we need to completely change the way our societies are organised. Providing support is not enough. We need to understand the systems and structures that give people the power to abuse others and the planet and then remove them and replace them with an alternative that is equitable, sustainable and just. We realise that this is an enormous task but we can only take this difficult journey together if we know where we are heading and what we are aiming FoundationEconomic Empowerment, Women & Girls, Gender Equality, LGBTQI Rights, Human RightsYesOpen Application
Eileen FisherOur vision is for an industry where human rights and sustainability are not the effect of a particular iniative but the cause of a business well run. Where social and environmental injustices are not unfortunate outcomes, but reasons to do things diffrently. Where excuses are ignored and action is taken. ccampbell@eileenfisher.comProjectCorporate FoundationWomen Owned Businesses, Women & Girls, Local Community ProjectsYesOpen Application
Elas Fundo de Investimento SocialWe are the only Brazilian social investment fund dedicated exclusively to the promotion of the role of girls, youth and women. We understand that investing in them is the fastest way for the development of a country. When investing in women, the lives of their children and the people around turns, generating results directly in communities, cities, states and, finally, in Brazil.elas@fundosocialelas.orgWomen's FundWomen's Human RightsYes
Elton John AIDS FoundationAt the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) we believe that AIDS can be beaten. We act on that belief by raising funds for evidence-based programs and policies, and also by speaking out with honesty and compassion about the realities of people's lives.Contact form available on websiteFlexiblePrivate FoundationHIV/AIDSYesOpen Application
Emerging Markets Foundation (EMpower)Founded in 2000 by financial professionals from the EM community who wanted to give back to the countries where they did business, EMpower makes grants to local organizations working to improve conditions in their communities. EMpower UK was formed in 2007 when a group of London-based EM professionals wanted to add their resources and energy to the work being done by EMpower US. Recently, EMpower has incorporated in Hong Kong and is in the process of forming an Underwriting Group and a Board.All staff contacts listed on websiteFlexiblePublic FoundationYouth, Girls, Young WomenYesInvite Only
Empowering Indonesian Women for Poverty Reduction (MAMPU) - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeMAMPU a four year (2012-2016), AUD60 million program that aims to support gender-interested organisations to form coalitions with the community, government and private sector to find solutions on employment, safe migrant labour, maternal and reproductive health, domestic violence and access to social protection. The program also works with women parliamentarians to increase their capacity to advocate for positive reforms for women.Bilateral/MultilateralGender EqualityYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Eurasia Foundation of Central AsiaNote: current website is down. Contact information to foundation is listed on UNHCR website (Name hyperlinked to UNCHR site)bishkek@ef-ca.orgPublic FoundationYes
Eurasia Partnership FoundationThe Foundation is both a grant maker and a program implementer. Eurasia Partnership Foundation's (EPF) mission is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives. EPF engages citizens in social, economic, and political developments, in order to effect substantive and sustainable positive socio-economic change at the local, regional, and national level through both operational programs and grant-making.Contact for country offices hereINGOCivic Engagement, Economic Participation, Improved Policy Making, Philanthropy, Cross Border Cooperation, Social EnterpriseYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights DefendersThe EMHRF aims at promoting and enhancing a human rights culture and the consolidation of a nascent democratic civil society within the South-Mediterranean region by providing a strategic financial assistance and support to local, national and regional human rights non-governmental organizations and institutes as well as individuals who promote, support, protect and monitor the observance of human rights in the region.No email listedFlexiblePublic FoundationHuman Rights, Human Rights DefendersYesOpen Application
European Commission - European Social FundThe ESF is Europe's main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people get better jobs and ensuring fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens. It works by investing in Europe's human capital – its workers, its young people and all those seeking a job. ESF financing of EUR 10 billion a year is improving job prospects for millions of Europeans, in particular those who find it difficult to get work. ESF operates in the EU only, through programs run by Member States and regions.Must email each program seperately (see website)ProjectBilateral/MultilateralEmployment, Gender Equality, Social Inclusion & Social Protection, Disabilities, Social Enterprise, YouthYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
European Commission EasI PROGRESSThe PROGRESS axis of EaSI helps the EU and its countries to modernise employment and social policies. PROGRESS's ultimate objective is to help achieve the goals of the Europe 2020 StrategyMust email through their websiteBilateral/MultilateralEmployment, Youth, Social Inclusion & Social Protection, Gender Equality, Labour Rights, Minorities, Poverty Alleviation, Working ConditionsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
European Commission- EuropeAid Cooperation OfficeResponsible for formulating European Union development policy and thematic policies in order to reduce poverty in the world, to ensure sustainable economic, social and environmental development and to promote democracy, the rule of law, good governance and the respect of human rights, notably through external aid. We foster coordination between the European Union and its Member States in the area of development cooperation and ensure the external representation of the European Union in this fieldMust email through their websiteBilateral/MultilateralYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
European Youth Foundation (Council of Europe)To make the voice of youth heard at a top decision making level managed by both youth non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and government representatives,who decide and monitor the CoE Youth programme to support European non-governmental youth organisations and networks to promote peace, understanding and respecteyf@coe.intBilateral/MultilateralYouthYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Evan Cornish FoundationThe Evan Cornish Foundation (ECF): “Striving for equality and justice for all by supporting the most marginalised and promoting human rights. ECF support charities, not-for-profits and Community Interest Companies working in the UK and FoundationEducation, Social Justice, Economic Empowerment, Human Rights, Women's Human RightsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Feminist Review TrustSet up in 2001, the Trust was funded by Feminist Review. Run as a collective since its inception in 1979 the voluntary work of Feminist Review's editorial teams over the years has provided the means for the Trust to share the success of the journal with groups of women throughout the world similarly working for change. administrator@feminist-review-trust.comProjectWomen's FundEnding Gender Based Violence, Gender Equality, Women & Girls, Disability RightsYesOpen Application
Filia die FrauenstiftungFilia die Frauenstiftung was established in 2001 from 9 women, the first endowment donors. The number of women, who provided the foundation with asset are fifty-eight at the end of february 2012. info@filia-frauenstiftung.deFlexibleWomen's FundWomen's Human RightsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Firelight FoundationFirelight Foundation believes in the power of African communities to create lasting change for children and families affected by poverty, HIV, and AIDS. We identify, fund, and strengthen promising community organizations that support the health, resilience, and education of children in FoundationChildren's Health, Education - Children, Livelihoods, GirlsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
First People's WorldwideFirst People's Worldwide focus on funding local development projects in Indigenous communities all over the world while creating bridges between our communities and corporations, governments, academics, NGOs and investors in their regions. We facilitate the use of traditional Indigenous knowledge in solving today's challenges, including climate change, food security, medicine, governance and sustainable development.grants@firstpeoples.orgProjectPublic FoundationIndigenous Rights, Indigenous PeoplesYesOpen Application
Fondation CHANELFondation CHANEL has been working to improve the economic and social conditions of women and adolescent girls. In 2016, it expanded its commitment to include the promotion of women in the arts and culture. To achieve its mission, it supports innovative development projects and provides guidance to non-profit organizations and social enterprises in Europe, the Unites States and abroad.Visit websiteProjectCorporate FoundationEconomic Development, Education, Leadership, Women's Leadership, Health, Social Inclusion & Social Protection, Arts & Culture, SportsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Fondation Pro VictimisEver since it was established, Pro Victimis has been dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of the most vulnerable communities in developing countries. The Foundation primarily supports the victims of forgotten or unrecognized disasters (extreme forms of exploitation, chronic consequences of armed conflict, natural or industrial disasters, etc.). Today, its activities include those population groups which are most exposed to the consequences of conflict, exploitation, discrimination and injustice. The Foundation endeavors to help them regain their rights and dignity, obtain compensation and recover their autonomy.Contact form available on websiteProjectPrivate FoundationLegal Justice & Systems, Ending Gender Based Violence, DisabilitiesYesOpen Application
Fondo AlquimaAlchemy Fund is the first and only women's fund for women in Chile. We are a feminist, independent, technical / activist character and nonprofit. Working for human rights of women and girls, through the delivery of funds to finance the work of organizations that are committed to this cause. We support the work and development of women's organizations, who for various social, cultural, economic, religious, sexual, ethnic, political or other reasons are limited or marginalized to access funding for the fulfillment of its purposes.s.mandujano@fondoalquimia.orgFlexibleWomen's FundWomen's Human RightsYes
Fondo Centroamericano de MujeresFondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM) is born to support grassroots organizations lead and formed by women who work towards the promotion and advocacy of human rights. Specifically, women's right to physical and emotional integrity, social and economic justice and to participate as leaders in the decisions that affect their lives and their's FundWomen's Human Rights, Young Feminist OrganizingYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Fondo de Mujeres - Apthapi JopuetiThe Apthapi Jopueti Foundation - Women's Fund is a Feminist Fund promotes access to direct financial resources to specific initiatives of various women's organizations aimed at transforming power relations between men and women. We support: rural women, indigenous, native and African descent, urban women, feminists, LBTI activists.'s FundWomen's Human Rights, LGBTQI Rights, IndigenousYesOpen Application
Fondo de Mujeres del SurThe Fondo de Mujeres del Sur (FMS) is a foundation that mobilizes financial and technical resources in order to promote women's rights in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Mission: To channel funds in support of women's initiatives and projects which aim to advance gender equality as a tool for social change. fondo@mujeresdelsur.orgFlexibleWomen's FundWomen's Human Rights, Labour Rights, LBTQIYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Fondo Mujer LunariaWe are a feminist organization that mobilizes resources to support Colombian women organizations and initiatives working for their human rights to contribute to generate – social change and transformation, enabling them to empower themselves in their full exercise of citizenship and rights.direjecutiva@fondomujer.orgWomen's FundWomen's Human RightsYes
Fonds pour les Femmes CongolaisesOur vision is to build a Congo where women have their rights, the right to physical integrity, the right to economic justice and right to participate at all levels in making decisions that affect their lives and their communities.Contact@ffcrdc.orgFlexibleWomen's FundWomen's Human RightsYesOpen Application
Ford FoundationOur grant making focuses on reducing poverty and injustice; promoting democratic values; and advancing human knowledge, creativity and FoundationDemocracy, Civic Engagement, Civil Society, Transparency, Economic Empowerment, Education, Freedom of Expression, LGBTQI Rights, Women's Human Rights, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Human Rights, Legal Reform, Metropolitan Opportunity, Sustainable Development, Environment, ConservationYesOpen Application
Foro Internacional de Mujeres Indigenas (FIMI-IIWF)The Indigenous Women's Fund - AYNI , is the economic and philanthropic arm of the International Indigenous Women's Forum - FIMI. It promotes accountability and provides opportunities to promote social justice and is a facilitator (material, human and financial) for indigenous women. It mobilizes resources in the regions of Africa , Asia and the Americasinfo@iiwf.orgFlexibleWomen's FundIndigenous Women's Human RightsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Foundation for a Just SocietyWe envision a world without discrimination — where people are equally valued regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, economic status, or sexual orientation. We understand that gender-based discrimination intersects with other aspects of identity and circumstance and partner with organizations whose vision of realizing women's rights and leadership cuts across multiple issues. The organizations we support reflect our values of justice, compassion, community, loyalty, and integrity.Contact form available on websiteFlexiblePrivate FoundationWomen & Girls, Women's Human Rights, Human Rights, LGBTQI Rights, Women's FundsYesInvite Only
FRIDA | The Young Feminist FundFRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund is the only youth-led fund focused exclusively on supporting global young feminist activism to advance social justice movements and agendas. The Fund is a collaborative effort between the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), The Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres/Central American Women's Fund (FCAM) and an experienced group of young feminist activists from different regions of the world. The Fund`'s Theory of change derives from the core belief that women's movements are strengthened when young feminist activists and their organizations are provided with the resources and capacity they need to mobilize resources for their work. Supporting young feminists is key to the expansion, rejuvenation and sustainability of women's movements and organizations, both now and in the future." proposals@youngfeministfund.orgFlexibleWomen's FundWomen's Human Rights, YouthYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Front Line - International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights DefendersFounded with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk, people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Front Line Defenders addresses the protection needs identified by defenders themselves. Front Line Defenders provides rapid and practical support to at-risk human rights FoundationHuman Rights Defenders, Women Human Rights DefendersYesOpen Application
Fund for NonviolenceThe Fund for Nonviolence cultivates and supports efforts to bring about social change that moves humanity towards a more just and compassionate coexistence. Latin America giving is suspended for now.mail@fundfornonviolence.orgFlexibleLegal Justice & SystemsYesInvite only
Funders Collaborative on Youth FundingCultivate resources for young people taking action to build healthy and equitable communities. We bridge funders and organizers to support youth organizing and its commitment to systemic change and social only
General Service FoundationGeneral Service Foundation dedicates all of our resources to bringing about a more just and sustainable world. In the next five years, we will achieve our goals by nurturing and learning from strategic partnerships, embracing risk and possibility, and aligning every aspect of our organization with our deeply held values and beliefs.sara@generalservice.orgProjectPrivate FoundationHuman Rights, Economic Justice, Reproductive Rights, Labour Rights, Corporate Accountability, Local Community OrganizingYesOpen Application
Gerbode FoundationEstablished in 1961 by Martha Alexander Gerbode, a descendant of the Alexander missionary family, which traveled from New England to Hawaii in 1830. The family later helped create Alexander & Baldwin, one of the biggest sugar companies in Hawaii. She named the foundation after a son who was killed in an accident. The Foundation is committed to supporting new ideas and sometimes unpopular causes following the tradition established by its bold and passionate activist founderinfo@gerbode.orgProjectPrivate FoundationArts & Culture, Environment, Conservation, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Civic Engagement, PhilanthropyYesOpen Application
German Marshall Fund - Balkan Trust for DemocracySupports a wide range of innovative and creative forms of public outreach, cross-border and regional exchanges, and inter-community dialogue. Preference will be given to those proposals designed to increase citizen engagement with government; have an impact on public policy; strengthen leadership skills of individuals and organizations; facilitate cross-border and/or cross-sector cooperation; and allow for the transfer of experience and innovative ideas through a clear communication and dissemination Engagement, Youth, Government Accountability & Transparency, Philanthropy, Euro-Atlantic Integration, Dialogue & ReconciliationNoOpen Application: New applicants send email (3 paragraphs max) to
German Marshall Fund - Black Sea Trust for Regional CooperationThe Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation (BST) promotes regional cooperation and good governance in the Wider Black Sea region; accountable, transparent, and open governments; strong, effective civic sectors; and independent and professional media. - See more at:, SecurityNoMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Give2AsiaGive2Asia is a U.S.-based non-profit that works with corporations, foundations and families to fund charitable projects and social enterprises. Our local expertise and regional focus helps to build trust relationships between funders and recipients in 25 Advised FundArts & Culture, Civil Society, Education, Environment, Conservation, Health, Human Rights, Infrastructure, Livelihoods, Media, Social Services, Women & Girls, Disaster ResponseYesInvite only
Giving WomenGiving Women is not a grant maker. Although many of our Project Circles have raised funds for the projects they support, we give priority to projects to which our members can contribute their time, expertise or skills. Past project circles worked to improve organisations' documentation and communication materials, helped broaden organisations' recognition in Switzerland, collaborated to improve governance structure, etc.contactinfo@givingwomen.chFlexibleINGOWomen & GirlsYes
Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund - World Resources InstituteThe GFW network also developed the methods for mapping Intact Forest Landscapes by piloting this method in Russia and Canada and then expanding it to the global level for the year 2000. Monitoring of these areas continues, with an update for the year 2013 published recently.gfwfund@wri.orgProjectINGOForest Conservation, Environment, ConservationYesOpen Application
Global Fund for ChildrenWe find and invest in grassroots organizations that enable the most vulnerable children in their communities to thrive. Our strategic support helps our grantees achieve their vision, become sustainable, and reach even more children in FoundationChildren & YouthYesOpen Application
Global Fund for WomenWe advance the rights of women and girls worldwide by increasing the resources for and investing in women-led organizations and women's collective leadership for's FundEnding Gender Based Violence, Women & Girls, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Women's Human Rights, Economic Empowerment, Political Empowerment, TechnologyYesOpen Application
Global Greengrants FundGlobal Greengrants believes local people know best how to address the environmental issues impacting their own lives. We support communities to protect, restore, and transform their environments for a sustainable future. Since 1993, we have made more than $45 million in grants to local groups in 163 FoundationEnvironment, ConservationYesInvite only
GM FoundationSince its inception in 1976, the General Motors Foundation has dedicated itself to giving back to communities across the country. Over the past decade, the GM Foundation has donated more than $265 million in grants to support nonprofit organizations within the areas of Education, Health and Human Services, Environment/Safety and Community Development.Corporate FoundationEducation, Health & Human Services, Environment, Conservation, Local Community ProjectsYesOpen Application
Google.orgTech entrepreneurs are using innovation to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges. We invest in teams with bold ideas that create lasting global impact.Corporate FoundationEducation - Computer Science, Environment, Conservation, Development, Women & GirlsYesInvite only
Grassroots InternationalGrassroots International works in partnership with social movements to create a just and sustainable world by advancing the human rights to land, water, and food through global grantmaking, building solidarity across organizations and movements, and advocacy in the US.Contact form available on websiteFlexiblePublic FoundationLivelihoods, Movement Building, Human Rights DefendersYesInvite only
Groundswell FundRecognizing, in the words of one member, that "the persistent shortage of funding for an entire sector of women is weakening the ability of all women in the U.S. to secure their reproductive rights," the Working Group also recognized that, "funders have the power and responsibility to reverse this trend." The Catalyst Fund was created as the vehicle by which funders could act on that power and take that FoundationReproductive Rights, Sexual & Reproductive Health, MidwiferyYesInvite only
Gruber Family FoundationEstablished in San Francisco in 1987, the Gruber Family Foundation supports the arts, education, human rights, progressive & investigative media and women's issues, including reproductive FoundationWomen's Human Rights, Human Rights, Arts & Culture, Progressive Journalism, EducationYesInvite only
Heart and Hand FundThe Heart and Hand Fund supports women and LGBTQI initiatives for Peace in the United States and the Balkans.kerrylobel@gmail.comWomen's FundLGBTQI RightsYes
Heinrich Boll Stiftung - The Green Political FoundationFostering democracy and upholding human rights, taking action to prevent the destruction of the global ecosystem, advancing equality between women and men, securing peace through con­ flict prevention in crisis zones, and defending the freedom of individuals against excessive state and economic power – these are the objectives that drive the ideas and actions of the Heinrich Böll AwardINGOHuman Rights Defenders, Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, Gender Democracy, Politics, FilmYes
HER FundHER Fund believes in the wisdom and capacity of women to determine their needs and aspirations and to develop strategies to achieve them. We envision a society that will secure and promote the human rights for all, without discrimination on any grounds, and in all areas of life and's FundWomen's Human Rights, Ending Gender Based Violence, Anti-Discrimination, Poverty Alleviation, Women's Civil ParticipationYesOpen Application
Hill Snowdon FoundationThe new focus for its grantmaking was grounded in a philosophy of justice and fairness for some of the most vulnerable members of this society, low-income families – particularly low-income, youth of color and low-wage workers. Specifically, HSF chose to focus on Youth Organizing and Economic Justice Organizing. FlexiblePrivate FoundationYouth, Economic Justice, Local Community ProjectsYesContact Organization
HIV Young Leaders FundHYLF's theory of change is that providing a youth-led HIV initiative with a small grant empowers young people to address the needs of their peers. As they manage and implement the funded work, young people and their organizations develop leadership skills and become visible within their community's HIV response. These new advocates can then take their insights and knowledge to policymakers, governments and others to advocate for a more effective HIV ProjectPublic FoundationYouthYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
HivosHivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet's resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies. Several funds available for different priorities and Food, Green Energy, Transparency, Government Accountability & Transparency, Freedom of Expression, LBTQI, HIV/AIDS, Women's Human RightsYesOpen Application
Horizons FoundationHorizons Foundation is a community foundation rooted in and dedicated to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the Bay Area. In addition to local support, the fund also currently focuses on supporting efforts to stem the exportation of religious-based homophobia from the United States to other parts of the FoundationLGBTQI RightsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Humanity UnitedHumanity United believes that we are all united in the challenges and opportunities we face. To that end, we lead and invest in a wide-range of efforts, networks, organizations and ideas that share our vision of the world. Our partners work with us to build peace, promote justice, end atrocities and advance human freedom.Private FoundationBuilding Peace, Advancing FreedomYesInvite only
IM Swedish Development PartnerIM is a development organisation fighting and exposing poverty and exclusion. The organisation was founded in 1938 and is currently working in five regions and twelve countries worldwide. IMs international work focuses on people´s right to education, good health and ability to sustain a life in dignity. All projects are implemented in close collaboration with local partner organisations.individuell@manniskohjalp.seProjectINGOEducation, Health, Human Rights, Civil Society, Economic EmpowermentYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Imago Dei FundMotivated by our faith and a commitment to the inherent dignity and common humanity of all people, we invest around the world in visionary and impactful organizations working to advance universal human rights, gender balance, justice and spiritual holism. Our mission is to co-create a more just and more free world in which all human beings can thrive and flourish ProjectPrivate FoundationAnti-Discrimination, Development, Gender Equality, Global Conciousness, Holistic Community Transformation, Justice, WomenYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Impact AwardsThe annual Stars Impact Awards recognise and reward effective, well-managed local organisations working to improve the lives of underserved children and their FoundationChildren & YouthYesReferral
Inter-American FoundationThe Inter-American Foundation, an independent U.S. government agency, was created by Congress in 1969 to channel development assistance directly to the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IAF has carried out its mandate by responding with grant support for the most creative ideas for self-help received from grassroots groups and nongovernmental organizations. It also encourages partnerships among community organizations, business and local government directed at improving the quality of life for poor people and strengthening democratic practices. proposals@iaf.govProjectBilateral/MultilateralPoverty Alleviation, Governance, Public Private PartnershipsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
International Development Exchange (IDEX)IDEX identifies, evaluates, and grows the best ideas from local leaders and organizations to alleviate poverty and injustice around the world. IDEX connects a passionate and engaged network of supporters to the visionary leaders and organizations creating lasting solutions to their communities' most pressing FoundationWomen's Human Rights, Local Economies, Environment, ConservationYesInvite only
International Development Research Centre (IDRC | CRDI)IDRC was established by an act of Canada's parliament in 1970 to help developing countries find solutions to their challenges. The International Development Research Centre Act describes the Centre's mandate: “to initiate, encourage, support, and conduct research into the problems of the developing regions of the world and into the means for applying and adapting scientific, technical, and other knowledge to the economic and social advancement of those regions.” info@idrc.caProjectBilateral/MultilateralResearchYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
International Planned Parenthood FoundationIPPF is not a grantmaker but occasionally offers small grants for projects related to SRHR. IPPF strives for a world in which all women, men and young people have access to the sexual and reproductive health information and services they need; a world in which sexuality is recognized both as a natural and precious aspect of life and as a fundamental right; a world in which choices are fully respected and where stigma and discrimination have no & Reproductive HealthYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)IREX promotes positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, gender and youth.irex@irex.orgProjectINGOTechnology, Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Education, Women & Girls, Media, YouthYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
International Women's Health CoalitionIWHC advances the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls, in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. IWHC furthers this agenda by supporting and strengthening leaders and organizations working at the community, national, regional, and global levels, and by advocating for international and U.S. policies, programs, and FlexiblePublic FoundationAdolescent Girl's Rights, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Ending Child, Forced, and Early Marriage, Safe & Legal Abortion, GirlsYesInvite only
International Youth FoundationIn the past twenty years, IYF has mobilized 54 public and private sector donors to invest US$163 million in the power and promise of young people. In all, 332 organizations in 86 countries have received grants from IYF aimed at increasing the scale, securing the sustainability, and improving the effectiveness of their youth-focused programs. As a result of these proven interventions, millions of young people are better poised to make healthy decisions, earn a livelihood, and become actively engaged members of their own communities. Public FoundationCivic Engagement, Education, EmploymentYesInvite only
Irish Aid - Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeWe work in partnership with a wide range of civil society organisations in Ireland and abroad to undertake long-term overseas development, development education and the delivery of emergency assistance and recovery. The aim of these partnerships is to contribute to the reduction of poverty in the developing world and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Contact form available on websiteFlexibleBilateral/MultilateralHuman Rights, Education, Humanitarian CrisesYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Kalliopeia FoundationKalliopeia Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation that contributes to the evolution of communities and cultures that honor the unity at the heart of life's diversity. We award grants to US-based organizations that work to strengthen a collective recognition of the oneness of FoundationGlobal Conciousness, Indigenous, Holistic Community TransformationYesOpen Application
Keller FoundationThe David and Anita Keller Foundation, founded in 2002, uses its resources supporting organizations and social entrepreneurs who work to expand and protect human rights. Our passion for human rights stems from the recognition of universal human dignity. Our Mission: is to leverage our resources, our time, our knowledge and our treasure, actively supporting human rights organizations that challenge the status quo, advocate for justice and protect and expand human rights. Our Approach: Learn, do, improve and pass it on.Contact form available on websiteFlexiblePrivate FoundationHuman Rights, Health, Transparency, Environment, Conservation, Civic Engagement, DemocracyYesInvite only
KickstarterKickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. We're a home for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you. Since our launch in 2009, 8.5 million people have pledged more than $1.7 billion, funding 84,000 creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are raising funds on Kickstarter right now.ProjectCrowdfundingArts & Culture, Design, Fashion, Film, Food, Games, Journalism, Publishing, TechnologyYesOpen Application
Kid's First FundThe Kids First Fund is a U.S. based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of kids that are sexually and physically abused, abandoned or neglected. Also funds anti-domestic violence initiatives.Sorensen@KidsFirstFund.orgFlexiblePublic FoundationEnding Gender Based Violence, Ending Violence Against Children, Children & YouthYesInvite only
King Baudoin FoundationThe King Baudouin Foundation's mission is to contribute to a better society.The Foundation is an actor for change and innovation, serving the public interest and increasing social cohesion in Belgium and Europe. We seek to maximize our impact by strengthening the capacity of organizations and individuals. We also stimulate effective philanthropy by individuals and corporations.The Foundation's key values are integrity, transparency, pluralism, independence, respect for diversity, and promoting solidarity. info@kbs-frb.beProjectPublic FoundationPoverty Alleviation, Social Justice, Philanthropy, Health, Civic Engagement, Democracy, Arts & CultureYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
King Baudouin FoundationThe mission of the King Baudouin Foundation is clear and at the same time wide-ranging: to help to improve living conditions for the population. In its 1976 Constitution the Foundation is described as "an independent structure that encourages original ideas and sets up new projects." The King Baudouin Foundation supports projects and citizens who are committed to create a better society. In this way we can make a lasting contribution towards greater justice, democracy and respect for diversity.proj@kbs-frb.bePrivate FoundationJustice, Democracy, DiversityYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
KIOS: The Finnish NGO Foundation for Human RightsThe Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights KIOS is a consortium of eleven Finnish organisations working for human rights and development issues. KIOS was founded in 1998 to fund projects promoting human rights and development of democracy. KIOS is an independent, non-political, non-religious and non-governmental foundation. Founding organisations are Amnesty International Finnish Section, Committee of 100 in Finland, Finn Church Aid, Finnish Disabled People's International Development Association (FIDIDA), Finnish League for Human Rights, Finnish Peace Committee, Finnish Refugee Council, UN Association of Finland, Service Centre for Development Cooperation (KEPA), Finnish National Committee for UNICEF and The National Committee for UN Women in Finland.kios@kios.fiProjectPublic FoundationHuman Rights, Indigenous, Human Rights Defenders, LGBTQI Rights, Women's Human Rights, DisabilitiesYesOpen Application
Korea Foundation for WomenKFW envisions a gender-equal society where women`s human rights are secure and the spirit of reciprocity and caring is upheld. We invest in women's leadership and support women's efforts towards building a gender-equal and mutually caring society.pkn3430@gmail.comWomen's FundWomen's Human RightsYes
Kvinna Till KvinnaKvinna till Kvinna literally means ”Woman to Woman”. Our partner organisations organise meeting points for women in environments where it is difficult for them to connect. They influence policy and generate dialogue across border conflicts. They work to promote women's health, to provide information and education about women's human rights, and to prevent human trafficking and violence against women. Our role is to provide financial sup­port and to mediate contacts between FoundationWomen's Human Rights, Women Human Rights Defenders, Peace & SecurityYes
Lambent FoundationLambent Foundation awards grants to artist-centered organizations to promote sustainable artistic and cultural practices in New York City, New Orleans and Nairobi. Through our grantmaking, which is primarily general operating as well as project specific, we explore arts and culture at the intersection of social justice. We believe in supporting risk-taking, innovation and social-political strategies that confront our society.ProjectPublic FoundationArts & CultureYesInvite only
Lambi Fund of HaitiThe Lambi Fund's mission is to assist the popular, democratic movement in Haiti. Its goal is to help strengthen civil society as a necessary foundation of democracy and development. The fund channels financial and other resources to community-based organizations that promote the social and economic empowerment of the Haitian, Conservation, Capacity Building, Economic Development, Sustainable DevelopmentYesOpen Application
Levi Strauss FoundationThe Levi Strauss Foundation advances the human rights and well-being of underserved people touched by our business. Every day, we support progressive leaders and organizations that take risks and innovate as they address the most pressing social issues of our time: from HIV/AIDS and human rights, to promoting long-term assets among low-income people and improving the lives of apparel workers in our supply chain.Corporate FoundationHuman Rights, Social Justice, HIV/AIDS, Asset Building, Labour RightsYesInvite only
MAC Aids FundThe M·A·C AIDS Fund's mission is to serve people of all ages, all races and all sexes affected by HIV and AIDS. To partner with the bold, the visionary and the brave who confront the epidemic in countries and communities where people are most neglected, off the radar and at highest risk. Responsive, agile and alert, MAF funds innovative programs that deal directly with the most marginalized, stigmatized and under-heard victims. MAF celebrates humanity, life, creativity and individuality. macaidsf@maccosmetics.comProjectCorporate FoundationHIV/AIDSYesOpen Application
MacArthur FoundationThe John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and FoundationElderly, Arts & Culture, Local Community Projects, Environment, Conservation, Community Development, Economic Development, Education, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Justice, Media, Migration, Peace & SecurityYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
MADRETo advance women's human rights by meeting urgent needs in communities and building lasting solutions to the crises women face. MADRE works towards a world in which all people enjoy the fullest range of individual and collective human rights; in which resources are shared equitably and sustainably, in which women participate effectively in all aspects of society, and in which people have a meaningful say in policies that affect their lives.madre@madre.orgFlexibleWomen's FundWomen's Human Rights, Ending Rape as a Weapon of War, Climate & Gender, Emergency & Disaster Response for WomenYes
Mama CashWe fund and support groups that work at local, national and international levels. They educate, advocate, break down sexist stereotypes and build cultures of peace, justice and respect. Courageous women's and girls' rights organisations need funding and supportive networks in order to grow and transform their communities. Mama Cash mobilises resources from individuals and institutions, makes grants to women's and girls' human rights organisations, and helps build the partnerships and networks needed to successfully defend and advance women's and girls' rights's FundWomen's Human Rights, Women's Funds, Women & Girls, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Ending Gender Based Violence, Labour Rights, Land Rights, Justice, Arts & CultureYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Manusher Jonno OrganizationIt provides funding and capacity building support to organizations working on critical issues related human rights and governance. MJF works in partnership with different stakeholders such as civil society organizations, NGOs, CBOs, government, private sector, research organizations etc. MJF, through its partners assists in building capacity of poor and marginalized groups for the fulfillment of their basic and fundamental rights and entitlements and raise voice against all FoundationHuman Rights, Ending Gender Based Violence, Ending Child Labour, Labour Rights, Government Accountability & Transparency, Local Economies, Marginalized PopulationsYes
medica mondialeWe are a feminist women's rights and relief organisation and we see ourselves as part of the diverse international women's movement. fund@medicamondiale.orgProjectBilateral/MultilateralWomen & Girls, Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, Health, Women's Human RightsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Mediterranean Women's FundTo provide, or help to find, the financial or technical means which are needed to fund actions decided by those groups, associations, organizations or individuals who are working towards equality between women and men in the Mediterranean region. info@medwomensfund.orgFlexibleWomen's FundWomen's Human RightsYesOpen Application
Middle East Partnership Initiative of US State DepartmentThe U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the State Department offers assistance, training, and support to groups and individuals striving to create positive change in the society. MEPI works in 18 countries and territories, partnering with civil society organizations (CSOs), community leaders, youth and women activists, and private sector groups to advance their reform efforts. MEPI's approach is bottom-up and grassroots, responding directly to local interests and needs. Contact form available on websiteBilateral/MultilateralDemocracy, Women's Empowerment, Youth, Economic DevelopmentYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
MisereorMISEREOR is the German Catholic Bishops' Organisation for Development Cooperation. For over 50 years MISEREOR has been committed to fighting poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. MISEREOR's support is available to any human being in need – regardless of their religion, ethnicity or (Proposals must be sent by conventional mail)Public FoundationHuman Rights, Poverty AlleviationYesOpen Application
Mongolian Women's Fund (MONES)The mission of MONES is to raise funds in order to financially support initiatives for the advancement of Mongolian women and protection of their human rights.mones@mongol.netWomen's FundWomen's Human RightsYes
Moriah FundMoriah seeks to promote human rights and social justice, help disadvantaged people gain self-sufficiency and control over their lives, foster sustainable development, and promote women's rights and reproductive FoundationCivil Rights, Social Justice, Democracy, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Human Rights, Women's Human RightsYesInvite only
Ms. Foundation For WomenThe mission of the Ms. Foundation for Women is to build women's collective power to realize a nation of justice for all.Contact form available on websitePublic FoundationSexual & Reproductive Health, Ending Child Sexual Abuse, Equal Pay for Women, Immigration Reform, Affordable ChildcareYesInvite only
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, with funding from the US Congress, NED supports more than 1,000 projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countriesproposals@ned.orgProjectPrivate FoundationHuman Rights, Economic EmpowermentYesOpen Application
New Field FoundationNew Field supports rural women's organizations to advance their rights, knowledge and resources in peaceful and creative ways. We are privileged to see the impact of this work bringing benefit to families, communities, and regions on a significant FoundationWomen's Human Rights, Environment, ConservationYesInvite only
New Israel FundThe New Israel Fund (NIF) helps Israel live up to its founders' vision of a state that ensures complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants. Our aim is to advance liberal democracy, including freedom of speech and minority rights, and to fight inequality, injustice, and extremism that diminish FoundationHuman Rights, Religious Freedom, Economic EmpowermentYesContact organization
NirnayaNirnaya is a Women's Fund. The first of its kind to be founded in India, Nirnaya was established in April 1998 by three passionately committed women, who have had a long tryst with the Indian Women's Movementinfo@nirnaya.orgFlexibleWomen's FundWomen's Human RightsYesContact organization
Norwegian Church AidNorwegian Church Aid works with people and organisations around the world in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustice. We help those whose needs are greatest, regardless of race, creed, political or religious affiliation.nca-oslo@nca.noFlexibleINGOPoverty, Human RightsYes
Norwegian Government (NORAD)Norad grants funding to organisations within civil society, research, higher education and private sector development that work with partners in poor countries.postmottak@norad.noFlexibleBilateral/MultilateralEducation, DevelopmentYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
NoVo FoundationThe NoVo Foundation is dedicated to building a more just and balanced world. Founded in 2006 by Jennifer and Peter Buffett, NoVo has become one of the largest private foundations in the world to support initiatives focused explicitly on girls and women. It also works to advance social and emotional learning and promote local living economies. Across all of its work, the NoVo Foundation supports the development of capacities in people—individually and collectively—to help create a world based on mutual respect, collaboration, and love.Contact form available on websiteFlexiblePrivate FoundationWomen's Human Rights, Social Justice, Human RightsYesInvite only
Oak FoundationOak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged .The following principles apply to the whole portfolio of our grants. While each programme has its own areas of focus, as a whole, we adhere to six funding principles. These include funding initiatives that: target root causes of problems, are replicable either within sector or across geographical locations, include plans for long-term sustainability, have secured co-funding, strive to collaborate with like-minded organisations, and value the participation of people (including children) and communitiesinfo@oakfnd.chFlexiblePrivate FoundationChildren & Youth, Environment, Conservation, Women's Human Rights, Human Rights, Housing, Learning DifferencesYesOpen Application
Open Meadows FoundationOpen Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.openmeadowsfdn@gmail.comFlexiblePrivate FoundationWomen & GirlsNoOpen Application
Open Society FoundationsThe Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check. We help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. We implement initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media.We build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. Working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.Contact form available on websiteFlexiblePrivate FoundationHuman RightsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Open Technology FundThe Internet Freedom Fund is OTF's primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely onlinehello@opentech.fundFlexibleRapid ResponseTechnology, Freedom of Association & Expression, Digital SecurityYesOpen Application
Open Technology FundThe Open Technology Fund utilizes public funds to support Internet freedom projects that empower world citizens to have access to modern communication channels that are free of restrictions, and allow them to communicate without fear of repressive censorship or surveillance. It is important to note that OTF provides contracts based on proposals and scope of works submitted. We do not provide grants. This means that deliverables and timelines should be clearly included in all, Digital Security, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defenders, Women Human Rights Defenders, Human RightsYesApply online
Organisation Internationale De La FrancophonieL'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) a pour mission de donner corps à une solidarité active entre les 80 États et gouvernements qui la composent (57 membres et 23 observateurs). Une communauté de destin consciente des liens et du potentiel qui procèdent du partage d'une langue, le français, et des valeurs universelles.Contact form available on websiteFlexibleHuman Rights, Education, DevelopmentYesOpen Application
Oxfam InternationalA just world, without poverty. That is our mission. We believe that people can build independent livelihoods, provided their rights are respected. That is why we help people around the world to stand up for their rights. information@oxfaminternational.orgProjectINGOPoverty, Development, Human RightsYesContact organization
PAIWe know family planning is a smart, cost-effective investment – a game-changer for women and for global development. That's why PAI is a leading advocate for funding international reproductive, Reproductive Health, Women's Human RightsYes
Peace Development Fund (PDF)PDF is more than a grantmaker: our model of philanthropy involves direct funding, advocacy where appropriate and partnerships built around mutual respect, sharing of resources, and transparency of planning and decision-making. We endeavor to be a key “go-to” foundation on issues of peace, human rights, social justice and environmental protection. We work to counter-balance dominant power structures by moving resources and sharing decision-making with activist groups and communities. peacedevfund@gmail.comProjectPublic FoundationHuman Rights, Philanthropy, Peace & Security, Social Justice, Environment, ConservationYesContact organization
Peace DirectPeace Direct is an award-winning, international NGO that finds, funds and amplifies the voice of local peace builders operating in some of the most challenging conflict environments worldwide. We have affiliate offices in the United Kingdom and United States; 8 partner programs in 7 countries; and correspondents in 29 countries reporting through Insight on Living Under Occupation/Conflict/War, Women Living in Post-Conflict, YouthNoContact organization
PlanetRomeo FoundationThe Foundation supports projects that aim to improve the position of LGBTI people all over the world, with emphasis on the most disadvantaged communities and locations. Projects focus on three priority themes: Safety & Shelter, Education and Sports & Culture.Contact form available on websiteFlexiblePrivate FoundationLGBTQI RightsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Positive Action for Children Fund - ViiV HealthcareThe Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) is an integral part of ViiV Healthcare's commitment to communities affected by HIV and AIDS. We support organisations to deliver prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services, which empower mothers and children across the globe. Every year, we continue to form new partnerships with community focused organisations; who strive to alleviate the devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.positiveactionforchildren@viivhealthcare.comFlexibleCorporate FoundationHIV/AIDS, Children & YouthYesOpen Application
PRBB FoundationWe are a small private foundation whose mission is to empower women to be a positive force in shaping their families, communities and environment. We believe this is the point of entry that most affects everything else on the planet. Our vision is to think globally and leverage our resources to catalyze innovative efforts where small grants can make a difference.All staff emails listed on websiteFlexiblePrivate FoundationEnvironment, Conservation, Women's Human RightsYesInvite Only
Proteus Fund Proteus accomplishes its mission by working together with donors to leverage resources through strategy development, research and fund management. Our work turns ideas into action for lasting social change. We specialize in managing collaborative grant-making initiatives that are responsive, have high impact and integrate support for lobbying activity when it will support a winning strategy. In tandem with grant-making management, we provide strategic philanthropic services to flexibly and efficiently meet the needs of individual, family and institutional donor FlexibleDonor Advised FundHuman Rights, DemocracyYesContact Organization
Rachel E. Golden Foundation The Rachel E Golden Foundation seeks to change the current paradigm from efficiency and unrestrained economic growth to sufficiency and resiliency by working with communities and grassroots groups to encourage awareness, social learning, and experimentation that increase options and well being. The Foundation also seeks to replace fear with confidence, flexibility, and self reliance, in particular for people and communities which are most at risk in the complex and turbulent world in which we live. It does this by looking for opportunities where a small grant, targeted at leverage points or critical factors impeding progress, can make a difference. rachelgolden@comcast.netPrivate FoundationHuman Rights, Indigenous Rights, Environment, ConservationYes
Rainforest Foundation USWe support indigenous and traditional people of the world's rainforests in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfill their rights.Contact form available on websiteFlexiblePublic FoundationEnvironment, Conservation, Land, Indigenous RightsYesContact Organization
Reconstruction Women´s Fund (RWF)Reconstruction Women's Fund is the first local women's foundation in Serbia. Our mission is to support and sustain feminist political platform against war, nationalism, racism, militarism, all kinds of discrimination and violence against women. Our basic functions are accountable, transparent and continuous fundraising; support to women's groups' autonomy, solidarity, visibility; communication of women's activist, academic, artistic and pacifist knowledge and's FundWomen's Human Rights, EducationYes
Red Umbrella FundThe Red Umbrella Fund is the first global fund guided by and for sex workers. We believe that change will only be achieved through strong, collaborative movements of sex workers advocating for their rights, with the support of their allies. Sex workers themselves are the best positioned to know what is needed for them, and best placed to do something about it. The Red Umbrella Fund exists to mobilise resources to help strengthen and sustain the movement in achieving human rights for sex FoundationLGBTQI Rights, Women's Human Rights, Labour Rights, Human Rights, Sex Workers, Sexual & Reproductive HealthYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Robert Bosch Stiftung FoundationThe Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of the major German foundations associated with a private company and has managed the philanthropic bequest of company founder Robert Bosch for over 50 years. Indeed it was his entrepreneurial vision, political farsightedness, moral fortitude and charitable initiatives that set the standards for the work of the Robert Bosch FoundationScience, Health & Wellness, International Relations, Education, Social Justice, Arts & CultureYesContact Organization
Rockefeller FoundationThe Rockefeller Foundation's mission—unchanged since 1913—is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today, we pursue this mission through dual goals: advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and building resilience by helping people, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses.Contact form available on websiteProjectPublic FoundationEconomic Development, Health, Cities, Environment, ConservationYesOpen Application
Rodenberry FellowshipThe inaugural Roddenberry Fellowship is a call to action. It's a vision for the US, and in an era of conflict, it's a way forward.We are looking for 20 activists, leaders, advocates, and changemakers whose work has the greatest potential to protect the most vulnerable and make the US a more equitable and inclusive place to live.Contact Form on Donor's pageFellowshipPrivate FoundationCivil Rights, Climate & Gender, Immigrant Rights, Refugees & Asylum Seekers, LBTQI, WomenYesMonitor funder website for nomination calls
Rosa Fund for WomenRosa is a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK. Because, while many women and girls here do enjoy freedom of choice and the opportunity for success in their lives, that's simply not true for all. Our vision is of equality and justice for all women and girls in the's FundEnding Female Genital Mutiliation, Women's Human Rights, Women & Girls, Ending Gender Based ViolenceYesOpen Application
Rosenberg FoundationThe Rosenberg Foundation believes that in order for democracy to thrive in our state and nation, every person in California must have fair and equitable opportunities to participate fully in the state's economic, social, and political life.Linda@rosenfound.orgFlexiblePublic FoundationSocial Justice, Human RightsYesOpen Application
Sabanci FoundationSabancı Foundation Grant Programs have been supporting the projects of civil society organizations for 10 years in order to promote access to equal opportunities for women, youth and persons with disabilities to participate in all aspects of FlexiblePrivate FoundationEducation, Disabilities, Anti-DiscriminationYesOpen
Schooner FoundationThe Schooner Foundation is a progressive family foundation focused internationally on human rights, peace & security, women & girls and economic opportunity issues. Domestically, the Foundation supports progressive media, campaign finance reform, the green economy, investigative reporting and judicial reform. They seek to honor human dignity and to act where they see the greatest need and opportunities to leverage their funds domestically and globally. They engage with a number of the organizations they partner with, providing guidance, becoming advocates on the issue and introducing the organization to other donors and decision-makers as well as encouraging collaboration among their FoundationHuman Rights, Women's Human Rights, Youth, DevelopmentNo
Seattle International Foundation (SIF)The Seattle International Foundation works to improve the lives of disadvantaged people around the globe, and support international philanthropy in our community. SIF's core approach includes developing individuals' leadership skills, strengthening the capacity of organizations working in key development areas, and building networks of agents of change with the ability to transform economies, communities and societies. SIF also recognizes partnerships and local county leadership as critical elements to successful development effortsinfo@seaif.orgFlexiblePublic FoundationPoverty Alleviation, Philanthropy, Women's Human RightsYesOpen Application
Security & Rights CollaborativeThe Security & Rights Collaborative makes strategic grants to protect and restore the civil rights of individuals whose communities have been targeted for profiling, surveillance, hate crimes and discrimination in the post-9/11 security environment of the United States. Our focus is on local advocacy within America's Muslim, Arab and South Asian (MASA) communities, and supporting their partnerships with allies in the civil rights and racial justice movements to build an inclusive rights movement that addresses the root causes of race-based discrimination.grantsmanager@proteusfund.orgFlexibleDonor Advised FundReligion, Racial JusticeYesContact organization
Sexual Health and Rights Project (SHARP), Open Society Institute (OSI)The Open Society Public Health Program supports marginalized populations to fight discrimination and protect their fundamental rights. The program aims to build societies committed to inclusion, human rights, and justice, in which health-related policies and practices reflect these values and are based on evidence.Contact form available on websiteFlexiblePrivate FoundationHuman Rights, HealthYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Shadhika FoundationShadhika provides funding and support to women-led, locally controlled non-profits in India working to empower at-risk girls so that they — and India – can realize their aspirations for a better future. We seek to break the cycle of poverty and address gender inequality in India by investing in the education, empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of & Girls, Education, Economic Empowerment, LeadershipYesApply online
Shelter City Initiative - Justice and Peace NetherlandsShelter City is a national initiative of Justice and Peace in collaboration with Dutch cities, focusing specifically on the protection of Human Rights Defenders. Human Rights Defenders are fighting against violations of human rights in their own countries, often at the expense of their own safety. They face serious risks, arbitrary detention, torture and even 'disappearances'.gvz@justiceandpeace.nlProjectINGOHuman Rights Defenders, Women Human Rights DefendersYesApply online
Sigrid Rausing TrustSRT is a UK grant making foundation, founded in 1995 by Sigrid Rausing to support human rights globally. Since then, the Trust has given away approximately £230 million to human rights organisations all over the FoundationHuman Rights, Women's Human Rights, LGBTQI RightsYesInvite Only
Sister FundThe Sister Fund is a private foundation that supports and gives voice to women working for justice from a religious framework. We call these women the Healers of Our Time, because we believe that the healing work of progressive religious women plays a crucial role in the development of a society in which all people can be socially, economically, politically and spiritually FoundationWomen's Human Rights, Development, Human Rights, PhilanthropyYesInvite Only
Skoll FoundationJeff Skoll created the Skoll Foundation in 1999 to pursue his vision of a sustainable world of peace and prosperity. Led by CEO Sally Osberg since 2001, our mission is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world's most pressing problems. Social entrepreneurs are society's change agents, creators of innovations that disrupt the status quo and transform our world for the better. By identifying the people and programs already bringing positive change around the world, we empower them to extend their reach, deepen their impact, and fundamentally improve FoundationEnvironment, Conservation, Education, Economic Development, Human RightsYesInvite Only
Slovak – Czech Women's FundOur goal is to ensure the resources to support the promotion of women's rights and to implement the principle of gender equality in society. We support innovative yet functional solutions to long-term problems faced by women. We believe that women know their own situation and the issues they face the best and that it is they who can find the most effective ways to resolve urgent situations, as well as to develop long-term solutions.bobakoba@womensfund.skFlexibleWomen's FundWomen's Human Rights, DevelopmentYesContact Organization
Slovak Research and Development AgencyThe Agency has been established to support research and development (basic and applied research and experimental development) by providing funds for the implementation of the following types of the projects: research and development projects in all fields of science and technology; within the Agency‘s programmes; under international agreements on scientific and technological co-operation and projects within international programmes and initiatives in the field of research and development including costs of their preparations.FlexibleBilateral/MultilateralDevelopmentYesOpen Application
Sociedad Mexicana Pro Derechos de la Mujer, A.C. (Semillas)Semillas is an organization that supports women's groups and indigenous leaders with the common goal of improving the status of women in's FundWomen & Work, Women's Human Rights, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Ending Gender Based ViolenceYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Solidago FoundationOur mission is to promote justice, equity, sustainability and enfranchisement for all through charitable grantmaking to, and work with, progressive, empowering, community-based organizations and collaborations. Solidago is the Latin term for the goldenrod plant, whose name means, “to strengthen or make whole”. Inspired by this widespread and strong-rooted plant, the Foundation seeks non-traditional and creative approaches to deep-rooted social problems that address the institutionalized disparities of wealth, resources, power and opportunity. Solidago supports building progressive organizations and alliances for lasting structural change of unjust systems.MicheleSM@solidago.orgProjectPublic FoundationDevelopment, Economic Empowerment, Environment, ConservationYesContact organization
Solidarity FoundationWe are a young foundation, set up to walk with, and support sex workers and sexual minorities. The main communities that we partner with are non-English speaking sex workers and sexual minorities who are at the frontlines of social change. We are unique because we are part of the movements we FoundationSex Workers, LGBTQI Rights, Sexual MinoritiesYesOpen Application
South Asia Women's FundSAWF is a regional women's Fund, committed to supporting women-led interventions to enhance and strengthen access to women's human rights and countering violations thereof. It has worked closely with partners to support human rights in the context of conflict, identity, socio-economic deprivations and in relation to violence against women. In its present phase, it is committed to supporting the emergence of a regional human rights movement, which would address national and regional concerns. Its work is focused on developing a regional mandate that is informed by national realities, and is responsive to the rights and needs of the individual woman. sawfho@sawf.infoFlexibleWomen's FundHuman Rights, Women's Human Rights, DevelopmentYesOpen Application
Spark Spark is a philanthropic network of young professionals who invest to improve the lives of women around the world. We crowd-source grants, pro bono professional services and connections for investment in grassroots women's organizations. We work locally and globally, educating and training the next generation of philanthropists.Programs@sparksf.orgFlexibleCrowdfundingYouth, Education, Economic Development, LeadershipYesContact organization
Stars Foundation Stars Foundation invests in organisations and ideas that transform the lives of disadvantaged children, young people and their communities globally.Founded in 2001 by Al-Dabbagh Group and based in London, Stars is an independent charity committed to reaching 20 million people by 2020.In all our work, we seek to champion and amplify the efforts of those working on the front line in the fight against FoundationChildren & YouthYesReferral
Stefan Batory FoundationThe Stefan Batory Foundation is an independent private Polish foundation established in 1988 by George Soros, an American financier and philanthropist, and a group of Polish democratic opposition leaders of 1980s. The mission of the Batory Foundation is to build an open, democratic society - a society of people aware of their rights and responsibilities, who are actively involved in the life of their local community, country and international society. The Foundation also hosts Donor Advised Funds for different issue areas in FoundationCivic Engagement, Disabilities, Youth, Children & Youth, Cross Border CooperationYesOpen Application
Swedish International Development Cooperation Authority - SidaSida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through our work and in cooperation with others, we contribute to implementing Sweden's Policy for Global Development (PGU).sida@sida.seFlexiblePublic FoundationHuman Rights, Women's Human Rights, Environment, Conservation, Development, Social ChangeYesContact organization
Tamalpais TrustTamalpais Trust supports the development and strengthening of indigenous-led initiatives, organizations, and global networks that promote and serve indigenous cultures and lifeways, values and knowledge, human rights, ceremonial practices, and the protection of sacred waters and lands.ann@tamtrust.orgFlexiblePrivate FoundationHuman Rights, Indigenous Land Rights, Social Change, DevelopmentYesInvite Only
TASO FoundationIn spite of feminist thinking and movement having had their roots in Georgian culture from the nineteenth century on, while women's non-governmental organizations have been presently active for almost twnety years, and many important achievements serve as proof to that, it is still difficult to state that women's movement in Georgia is demanding and effcent enough. In our opnion, one of its main reasons is that, against the background of the poverty of the majority, ethnically colored bloody conflicts and their heavy consequences, no clear public demand has been formed on the implementation of women's rights, as well as on many issues of crucial importance for peace, security, and democratic development. In order to impel the activism of women isolated from public domain, it is necessary to merge works aiming at overcoming poverty with programs for the empowerment of women for social activism. Steady and continuous work for the involvement of population in democracy development has to be based on cooperation betwwen experienced NGOs/experts and community based's FundWomen's Human Rights, Philanthropy, Economic EmpowermentYesContact Organization
TewaTewa is a non-profit organization committed to philanthropy for equitable justice and peace. Founded in 1996, just after the World Conference on Women in Beijing, Tewa was established as an alternative model for development within the Nepali, FlexibleWomen's FundWomen's Human RightsYesOpen Application
The Angelica FoundationThe Angelica Foundation is a private foundation, operating in New Mexico. Since our founding in 1992, we have supported progressive organizations and programs in the United States and Latin America that empower communities to become more economically, socially and environmentally FoundationEconomic Empowerment, Environment, Conservation, Social Justice, Indigenous Land Rights, Women's Human RightsYesInvite Only
The Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations – AGFUNDAGFUND believes in the sustainability of human development and poverty alleviation and struggles to enable vulnerable groups (women and children, people with special needs, displaced people and refugees etc..) to exercise their civil rights in their communities and lead a dignified social and economic existence with improved living conditions.prmedia@agfund.orgProjectBilateral/MultilateralDevelopment, Women's Human Rights, Human Rights, Economic EmpowermentYesContact Organization
The Arca FoundationThe Arca Foundation is dedicated to advancing social equity and justice, particularly given the growing disparities in our world. The Foundation believes that a vibrant democracy requires an organized and informed citizenry that has access to information and free expression. In pursuit of these principles, Arca supports innovative and strategic efforts that work to advance equity, accountability, social justice and participatory democracy in the US and abroad. While the Foundation's areas of focus evolve over time, we achieve our fundamental purpose by supporting efforts that affect public FoundationSocial Justice, Democracy, Education, Freedom of ExpressionYesOpen Application
The Asia FoundationThe Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century—governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. In addition, our Books for Asia and professional exchange programs are among the ways we encourage Asia's continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.sf.general@asiafoundation.orgProjectINGODevelopment, Economic Empowerment, Women's Human Rights, Environment, ConservationYesOpen Application
The Atlantic PhilanthropiesFor more than 30 years, Atlantic has made grants to advance opportunity and lasting change for those who are unfairly disadvantaged or vulnerable to life's circumstances.Contact form available on websiteProjectPrivate FoundationElderly, Youth, Health, Human RightsNoInvite Only
The Baoba FundTo fight for racial equity.This is the sentence that defines the Baobá – Fund for Racial Equity, a non-profit organization, created in 2011.Its primary goal is to mobilize people and institutions to provide resources in Brazil and abroad to invest, through an endowment fund, in projects of organizations that work to diminish racial inequality in Brazil.It also encourages philanthropy for social justice in Brazil based on the principles of effectiveness, transparency and FoundationAnti-Discrimination, Economic Development, EducationYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
The Bernard Van Leer FoundationThe Bernard van Leer Foundation is a private grant-making foundation. Our mission is to improve opportunities for children up to age 8 who are growing up in socially and economically difficult circumstances. We see this both as a valuable end in itself and as a long-term means to promote more cohesive, considerate and creative societies with equal opportunities and rights for all. info@bvleerf.nlProjectPrivate FoundationEducation, Children & Youth, Ending Violence Against ChildrenYesInvite Only
The Central America & Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY Fund)This new fund is a vehicle for donors and others to support work in Central America and Mexico that is led by youth, for the benefit of youth. Young people have the innovative ideas, the energy, and the passion necessary to improve their own lives. What they need is a catalyst to bring all their ideas to fruition.camyfund@seaif.orgProjectPublic FoundationYouthYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
The Cherie Blair FoundationOur vision is a world where women have equal opportunities and the capability, confidence and capital necessary to establish and grow businesses, resulting in a brighter future for the women themselves and their communities as a whole.Contact form available on websiteProjectPrivate FoundationWomen's Human Rights, Economic EmpowermentYesInvite Only
The Christensen FundThe Christensen Fund is a private foundation founded in 1957 and based in San Francisco, California. We are a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization governed by an independent Board of Trustees which delegates authority for grantmaking and operations to the Executive Director and senior staff of the FoundationIndigenous RightsYesOpen Application
The Cisco FoundationThe Cisco Foundation was established in 1997 by a gift from Cisco. Cisco and the Cisco Foundation partner with nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and community-based organizations to carry out many of our Corporate Social Responsibility programs.Contact form available on websiteProjectCorporate FoundationEducation, Economic Empowerment, Critical Human NeedsYesOpen Application
The David and Lucile Packard FoundationWe are a family foundation guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David, whose innovative approach to management helped transform a small electronics shop in their garage into one of the world's leading technology companies. Their approach to business and community participation guides our philanthropy: We invest in leaders and institutions, collaborate with them to identify the most effective solutions, and give them freedom and support to best reach their goals.inquiries@packard.orgProjectPrivate FoundationEnvironment, Conservation, Education, Sexual & Reproductive Rights, Youth, PhilanthropyYesOpen Application
The Freedom FundThe Freedom Fund is the world's first private donor fund dedicated to identifying and investing in the most effective front-line efforts to end slavery.Private FoundationEnding Human Trafficking & SlaveryYesInvite only
The Fund for Global Human RightsSince 2003, the Fund for Global Human Rights has had one goal: to move human rights forward by providing resources and tools to the people and organizations on the ground who have real potential to generate positive change. Over ten years later, we've seen major progress in achieving that FoundationWomen's Human Rights, Children's Rights, Corporate Accountability, LGBTQI Rights, Rule of LawYesInvite Only
The Fund for Women in AsiaOur mission is providing a voice for women and girls and a disciplined objective approach to funding educational and developmental programs for women and girls in Asia. The New York based Fund for Women in Asia (FWAsia) is an American non profit organization founded to support and encourage the growth of women's funds in Asia. FWAsia is determined to help bring about social change in how women and girls are valued in their communities. We will do that by strengthening local women's groups, so they can more effectively speak for themselves. We aim to partner with local groups, to help leverage their resources effectively, bringing not only financial resources but also skills, such as management, marketing and fundraising. We began by helping create and support The Women's Foundation in Hong Kong and we believe the principles we applied in Hong Kong can be a model for funds in other regions. info@fundwomenasia.orgProjectWomen's FundWomen's Human Rights, Education, Social ChangeYes
The Hamburg Foundation for the Politically PersecutedIt is because we know that real freedom cannot exist without the freedom of speech. Democracy feeds off free press, free arts, free literature, and photography...This is the reason why we, the Board of Directors of the Hamburg Foundation of Politically Persecuted People, are committed to all those who are denied these fundamental rights. We, who live on the safe side, must help those, who have not yet reached similarly safe ground.kontakt@hamburger-stiftung.deProjectPrivate FoundationHuman Rights Defenders, Women Human Rights DefendersYes
The Harnische FoundationOur mission: to create a fair, equitable & inclusive world. We support the work of effective leaders and creative communities working to advance gender and racial equality and diversity, with a focus on women and FoundationMediaYesInvite Only
The How FundThe Rabsey/Berkowitz family gives internationally through the HOW Fund, and through grants it makes directly. The impetus behind the family's giving grew from their two summers of volunteer work in Africa. As a result of these experiences the Rabsey/Berkowitz family believes that empowering women and girls and addressing the needs of vulnerable children are the key to healthy, productive families and communities.sasha@howfund.orgFlexiblePrivate FoundationWomen's Human Rights, Youth, Health, EducationNoInvite Only
The Intercultural Innovation AwardThe Intercultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group that aims to select and support the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage intercultural dialogue and cooperation around the world.award@interculturalinnovation.orgProjectBilateral/MultilateralMigration, Intercultural AwarenessYesOpen Application
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable TrustThe Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is a Quaker trust which supports people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice. This support is provided, primarily, through funding applied for by FoundationGovernance, Peace & Security, Democracy, Media, Journalism, Justice, Minorities, Migration, Sustainable DevelopmentYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
The Libra FoundationWe believe that all people are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms and have a right to live in a healthy environment and in peaceful, just and equitable societies. Promoting these human rights is the highest purpose we can envision for the grantmaking of The Libra FoundationHuman Rights, Environment, Conservation, Economic EmpowermentYesInvite Only
The MATCH International Women's FundWe are Canada's only global fund for women. We invest in innovative women's organizations to end violence and discrimination against women. With over 37 years' experience partnering with over 650 women's groups in 75 countries, we fund change for women and's FundWomen's Human RightsYesOpen Application
The New Zealand Aid ProgrammeThe New Zealand Aid Programme is the New Zealand Government's international aid and development programme. Its mission is to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. It is managed by development specialists in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. enquiries@mfat.govt.nzFlexibleBilateral/MultilateralDevelopment, PovertyYesContact Organization
The Norwegian Human Rights Fund (NHRF)The Norwegian Human Rights Fund (NHRF) is a civil society foundation working to protect and promote human rights internationally through direct support to organisations working in the first line of defence for human rights (frontline organisations).sandra.petersen@nhrf.noProjectPublic FoundationCivil Rights, Women's Human Rights, Labour Rights, Human Rights Defenders, Children's Rights, Economic JusticeYesContact Organization
The Olga Havel Foundation (Výbor Dobré V_le - Committee of Good Will)The mission of the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation (OHF) is to help people who, because of their poor state of health or social standing, find it difficult to participate in society or cannot care for themselves without other people's assistance.vdv@vdv.czProjectPrivate FoundationElderly, Homelessness, Shelters, Children & Youth, Education, Roma, Ending Gender Based Violence, DisabilitiesYesOpen Application
The Other FoundationThe Other Foundation is essentially an LGBTI community foundation for Southern Africa. We are registered as an African trust dedicated to advancing human rights in Southern Africa, with a particular focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The Other Foundation aims to contribute to a self-sustaining human rights movement in Southern Africa, in which people actively defend each other's FoundationLGBTQI RightsYesOpen Application
The Overbrook FoundationThe Overbrook Foundation is a progressive family foundation that supports organizations advancing human rights and conserving the natural FoundationEnvironment, Conservation, Human RightsYesInvite Only
The Pollination ProjectThe Pollination Project seeks to unleash GOODNESS and expand COMPASSION all over the world. We make daily seed grants to inspiring social change-makers who are committed to a world that works for all. Through a global network of grantees and community partners, we identify extraordinary grassroots leaders who would not likely qualify for funding from other foundations or institutions. Once they have the backing of The Pollination Project, grantees often leverage their grant into more funding, building their team, media attention and more.Contact form available on websiteFlexiblePublic FoundationSeed Funding, Youth, Environment, Conservation, Social Justice, Health & Wellness, Arts & CultureYesOpen Application
The Rockefeller Brothers FundThe Rockefeller Brothers Fund advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.ProjectPrivate FoundationDevelopment, Peace, Democracy, Environment, Conservation, Human RightsYesOpen Application
The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) is the main management body for Spanish cooperation, which combats poverty and works for sustainable human development. Its Charter states that the agency was created to foster full development, conceived as a fundamental human right, with the fight against poverty as part of the process for building this right. To this end, the Agency follows the guidelines of the 4th Master Plan, in accordance with the international agenda of the Millennium Development Goals and with a focus on three crosscutting axes: gender perspective, environmental quality and respect for cultural diversity.centro.informacion@aecid.esBilateral/MultilateralHuman Rights, Development, Health, Environment, Conservation, Women's Human RightsYesContact Organization
The Trust Fund for VictimsAt the end of one of the bloodiest centuries in human history, the international community made a commitment to end impunity, help prevent the gravest crimes known to humanity and bring justice to victims with the adoption of the Rome Statute. The treaty, voted for by 120 states in 1998, established the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute those responsbile for genocide, crimes agianst humanity and war crimes. In July of 2002, the ICC under the Rome Statute officially came into force and the Trust Fund for Victims was born with the purpose of encouraging restorative justice through the provision of assistance to victims of crimes that fall within the Court's jurisdiction.'s Human Rights, Women Living in Post-Conflict, Women Living Under Occupation/Conflict/War, Ending Gender Based Violence, Children's Rights, Child Soldiers, Peace, Conflict ResolutionYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
The Violet Jabara Charitable TrustThe Violet Jabara Charitable Trust was founded in May, 2007, to continue the philanthropic work of its founder Dr. Linda K. Jacobs, and it is named after her mother, Violet Jabara Jacobs. The mission of the Trust is two-fold: to help improve the lives of the people in developing countries of the Middle East and to foster greater understanding of Middle Eastern culture in the United FoundationDevelopment, Women's Human RightsYesOpen Application
The William and Flora Hewlett FoundationThe Foundation's programs have ambitious goals that include: helping to reduce global poverty, limiting the risk of climate change, improving education for students in California and elsewhere, improving reproductive health and rights worldwide, supporting vibrant performing arts in our community, advancing the field of philanthropy, and supporting disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.Contact form available on websiteFlexiblePrivate FoundationDevelopment, Environment, Conservation, Philanthropy, Education, Sexual & Reproductive RightsYesOpen Application
The Womanity FoundationGuided by our vision of a world where all women and men have equal and full social, economic and political participation, the Womanity Foundation undertakes to empower girls and women in developing countries to shape their future and accelerate progress within their FoundationWomen's Human Rights, Economic Empowerment, Political ParticipationYesInvite Only
The Women's FoundationThe Women's Foundation exists to promote the full and equal participation of women and girls in all aspects of Hong Kong society, by engaging in research, programmes, education and advocacy to drive measurable's FundWomen's Human RightsYes
Third Wave FundThird Wave Fund is the only national fund that supports and strengthens youth-led gender justice activism focusing on efforts that advance the political power, well-being, and self determination of communities of color and low-income communities in the US. We partner with institutions and individual donors to invest resources in under-funded regions and social justice youth FoundationYouth, Gender Justice, Health, Human Rights, Economic Empowerment, LGBTQI RightsYesContact organization
Tides FoundationTides actively promotes change toward a healthy society, one which is founded on principles of social justice, broadly shared economic opportunity, a robust democratic process, and sustainable environmental practices. Tides believes healthy societies rely fundamentally on respect for human rights, the vitality of communities, and a celebration of diversity.Contact form available on websiteFlexiblePrivate FoundationSocial Justice, Development, Economic Empowerment, Human RightsYesMonitor funder website for proposal calls
Trag FoundationTrag is a grantmaking foundation with the mission to contribute in build active and open local communities by providing assistance to joint initiatives of citizens in these communities. Trag provides financial support to civil society initiatives, promotes philanthropy and provides other types of support needed. Trag's belief is that little changes for the better are important, and that everyone can and should add to the development of Serbia by actively participating in social processes in the place where they FoundationCivic Engagement, Women, Local Community Projects, Social Welfare, Sustainable Development, Organizational Capacity Building, PhilanthropyYesOpen Application
TsadikTSADIK Foundation is a private family philanthropy created in the 90's to enhance human dignitv and joy on a global basis: The foundation supports organizations and individuals who, mainly in emerging regions,work at reducing the suffering of people, and advance human rights & economic development. The foundation promotes Arts & Culture, mainly in western societies, as weil as spinitual development, in accordance with the Jewish tradition and its relation to FoundationHuman Rights, MediaYesInvite Only
Turkish Philanthropy FundTPF seeks to maximize the impact of giving, with a particular focus on Turkey. With the plethora of NGOs, knowing where to invest your charitable dollars is a challenge. TPF finds and funds the most effective programs, and partners with them to maximize results. Our aim is to take philanthropy beyond the “feel good” into significant and measurable impact. TPF does this by strengthening individual giving and by providing information, solutions and Advised FundSocial Investment, Development, Economic Equality, Women's Human Rights, Education, Disaster ResponseYesInvite Only
UHAI-The East African Sexual Health and Rights InitiativeUHAI - the East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative is an indigenous activist fund which provides flexible, accessible resources to support civil society activism around issues of sexuality, health and human rights in the East African region (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi) with a specific focus on the rights of sexual minorities. UHAI EASHRI aims to build a strong, diverse and organised movement for change through grant making, capacity support and FlexiblePublic FoundationHuman Rights, Sexual & Reproductive Rights, LGBTQI Rights, HealthYesOpen Application
Ukranian Women's FundUkrainian Women's Fund is an international charitable organization founded in 2000. The UWF provides civil society organizations (CSOs) in Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus with financial, information and consultation support. The UWF is the member of International Network of Women's Funds (INWF), Women's Funding network (WFN), International Gender Policy Network (IGPN) and Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum.uwf@uwf.kiev.uaFlexibleWomen's FundWomen's Human Rights, Economic Empowerment, Young Women, Political ParticipationYesOpen Application
UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF)The UN Democracy Fund supports civil society projects around the world that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes.democracyfund@un.orgProjectBilateral/MultilateralHuman Rights, Civil Society, Education, Women's Human Rights, Advancing FreedomYesOpen Application
UN Development Program (UNDP)UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. Contact form available on websiteFlexibleBilateral/MultilateralHuman Rights, Education, Gender Equality, Development, Environment, ConservationYes
UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA)UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. Since UNFPA started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are smaller and healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever before.Contact form available on websiteFlexibleBilateral/MultilateralWomen's Human Rights, Sexual & Reproductive Rights, Human Rights, YouthNo
UN Trust Fund to End Violence against WomenUN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.untf-evaw@unwomen.orgFlexibleBilateral/MultilateralEnding Gender Based Violence, Peace & Security, Leadership, Economic EmpowermentYesOpen Application
UN Women's Fund For Gender Equality (FGE)The Fund for Gender Equality is a UN Women grant-making mechanism dedicated exclusively to the economic and political empowerment of women worldwide. Since its launch in 2009, the Fund has delivered grants of USD 56.5 million to 96 grantee programmes in 72 countries. The Fund's grant-making approach is a demand-driven process that mobilizes resources for women, putting money directly into the hands of gender equality advocates who can then negotiate a meaningful gender equality agenda at local, national and regional levels. It is an established mechanism that aims to place women at the centre of the awards and of the policies that affect their's Human Rights, Economic Empowerment, Political EmpowermentYesOpen Application
Unbound PhilanthropyUnbound Philanthropy is a private grantmaking foundation that works to ensure that migrants and refugees are treated with respect and engage with their new communities. We support pragmatic, innovative, and responsive approaches to immigration and immigrant integration in the United States and United Kingdom.Mail@unboundphilanthropy.orgFlexiblePrivate FoundationHuman Rights, Youth, Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement, Social DevelopmentYesInvite Only
Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India FundThe Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) works with key leaders and organizations of India's most marginalized and disadvantaged peoples in their struggle to secure human rights and economic and social justice. They focus on those peoples excluded or oppressed on the basis of gender, caste, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation, especially dalits (untouchables), adivasis (tribals), migrant, bonded and child laborers, domestic and home-based workers, and scavengers. UUHIP supports their efforts to participate fully in the social, economic and political life of FlexibleBilateral/MultilateralWomen, Labour Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Racial & Ethnic Minorities, Ending Human Trafficking & SlaveryYesOpen Application
United States Institute of PeaceThe United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress to increase the nation's capacity to manage international conflict without violence.Contact form available on websiteProjectBilateral/MultilateralPeace & Security, Conflict Prevention, Conflict Resolution, Governance, Peace & Security, JusticeYesOpen Application
Urgent Action FundUrgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights is a global women's fund that protects, strengthens and sustains women and transgender human rights defenders at critical moments. We intervene quickly when activists are poised to make great gains or face serious threats to their lives and work. We use online, text and mobile funding applications to respond to requests from women's human rights defenders within 72 hours and have funds on the ground within 1-7 days.urgentact@urgentactionfund.orgRapid Response/ EmergencyWomen's FundWomen's Human Rights, Women Human Rights DefendersYesOpen Application
Urgent Action Fund-AfricaUrgent Action Fund-Africa was launched in 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya. It was the first Rapid Response funder based on the continent and now provides rapid response grants in 45 countries across Africa. Urgent Action Fund-Africa promotes women's leadership to bring about justice and equity, and contributes to the creation of a society free from conflict. Urgent Action Fund-Africa focuses on areas affected by armed conflict, escalating violence, political volatility and extreme repression. proposals@urgentactionfund-africa.or.keFlexibleRapid Response No
Urgent Action Fund-AfricaUrgent Action Fund-Africa, is a consciously feminist and women's human rights pan-African Fund registered in Nairobi, Kenya. Operating as an innovative virtual organisation, the Fund boasts a strategic presence in Africa's four sub-regions in East Africa: Nairobi, Kenya & Dar es salaam, Tanzania; North Africa: Cairo, Egypt; Southern Africa; Harare, Zimbabwe; and West Africa: Abuja, Nigeria. Recognising the need to move resources rapidly on a continent where opportunities arise and decline quickly, UAF-Africa uses a Rapid Response Grant making model to support unanticipated, time sensitive, innovative and unique initiatives. The Fund supports women to seize windows of opportunity that promote women's agency in democratic governance, economic justice, natural resources governance, conflict transformation and justice processes while protecting their personhood, integrity and human Response/ EmergencyWomen's FundWomen's Human RightsYesOpen Application
Urgent Action Fund-Latin AmericaUrgent Action Fund-Latin America was launched in Bogotá, Colombia in 2009. It provides rapid response grants for activists and their organizations in all countries of Central and South America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Urgent Action Fund-Latin America has a special focus on land and environmental rights and on supporting human rights activism by women in contexts impacted by Response Yes
Urgent Action Fund-Latin AmericaUAF-LA is a feminist fund, which promotes and strengthens the leadership of the diversity of women, mobilizing resources for their initiatives. It provides rapid response grants for activists and their organizations. UAF-LA mobilize and distribute resources through Rapid Response Grants (RRGs) in all countries of Central and South America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean when activists and their organizations require urgent access to small sums of money in order to take advantage of unforeseen opportunities or to face unexpected threats. During 365 days of the year, we respond to requests from organizations of indigenous, Afro-descendent, peasant, and displaced urban and rural women, LBTTI groups, NGO and feminist networks and from women's organizations working to defend the environment. We use online system and funding applications to respond to requests from women's human rights defenders within 72 hours and have funds on the ground within 1 or 2 weeks. Response/ EmergencyWomen's FundWomen Human Rights Defenders, Women's Human RightsYesOpen Application
Vanguard Charitable Endowment FoundationVanguard Charitable is a leading U.S. nonprofit organization that fulfills its mission to increase philanthropic giving by administering a donor-advised fund--a tax-effective way to consolidate, accrue, and grant assets to charity. Our philanthropic accounts offer donors a flexible and convenient way to give and, ultimately, help them make a greater charitable impact.questions@vanguardcharitable.orgFlexiblePrivate FoundationEducation, Health, Civic Engagement, Religion, Environment, Conservation, Arts & CultureYes
ViiV Healthcare: Positive ActionPositive Action works with those communities most vulnerable to HIV disease, including youth, girls and women, sex workers, gay men, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, injecting drug users (IDU), the homeless and the incarceratedviiv@tccgrp.comProjectCorporate FoundationHIV/AIDS, Women & Girls, Maternal Health, Children's Health, HIV/AIDS - Transgender, Girl's EducationYesOpen Application
Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF)VGIF is an international women's fund based in the United States and governed by an international Board of Directors. We provide grants globally to fund locally generated projects that advance the rights of women and girls; projects that help improve the lives of women and girls by advancing women's rights and social justice.jwallace@vgif.orgFlexibleWomen's FundEconomic Empowerment, Health, Education, Human Rights, Women's Human Rights, Women & Girls, Social Justice, DevelopmentYesOpen Application
VisegradThe Visegrad Group (also known as the "Visegrad Four" or simply "V4") reflects the efforts of the countries of the Central European region to work together in a number of fields of common interest within the all-European integration. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia have always been part of a single civilization sharing cultural and intellectual values and common roots in diverse religious traditions, which they wish to preserve and further strengthen.visegradfund@visegradfund.orgFlexiblePublic FoundationCivic EngagementYesOpen Application
Vital VoicesVital Voices' mission is to identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.Vital Voices Global Partnership is the preeminent non-governmental organization (NGO) that identifies, trains and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to create a better world for us Rights, Political Participation, Economic Empowerment, Women's Human Rights, Women's Political ParticipationYes
W.K. Kellogg FoundationThe W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) places the optimal development of children at the center of all we do and calls for healing the profound racial gaps and inequities that exist in our communities. We believe in supporting and building upon the mindsets, methods and modes of change that hold promise to advance children's best interests generally, and those of vulnerable children in particular.Contact form available on websiteProjectPrivate FoundationChildren's Health, Education - Children, Civic Engagement, DevelopmentYesOpen application
Wallace Global FundThe mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends.Contact form available on websiteFlexiblePrivate FoundationWomen's Human Rights, Environment, Conservation, DemocracyYesOpen Application
We Effect - Formerly the Swedish Cooperative CentreWe Effect (formerly Swedish Cooperative Centre) is a development cooperation organisation that has acted and worked with a long-term approach since 1958 in order to effect change. Help to self-help is our guiding principle – in 25 countries on four continents. Our areas of focus include Rural development, Housing, Gender equality and Access to land. We know that people find new ways out of poverty and become a strong voice in society by working FoundationEconomic Development, Poverty, Women's Human Rights, EqualityYesContact Organization
Weissberg FoundationThe Weissberg Foundation was established in 1988, by Marvin Weissberg to advance social justice and help create change in underserved communities, primarily within the Washington, DC area, but also around the world. Since 1988, the Weissberg Foundation has given nearly $10,000,000 to more than 250 nonprofit FoundationArts & Culture, Women & Girls, Economic Empowerment, Incarcerated Peoples, MediaYesInvite Only
Wellspring AdvisorsWellspring Advisors coordinates grantmaking programs that advance the realization of human rights, social, and economic justice for all people.Only by phonePrivate FoundationHuman Rights, Social Justice, Economic EmpowermentYes
With and For Girls CollectiveThe With and For Girls Collective is a group of eight organisations united by a common belief that girls are agents of change. Comic Relief, EMpower, Mama Cash, NoVo Foundation, Plan UK International, The Global Fund for Children, Nike Foundation, and Stars Foundation – the Collective's convening partner – have come together to co-create a global awards initiative to find and fund locally-led girl-centred organisations working with and for FoundationGirlsYesReferral
Womankind WorldwideWomankind Worldwide is an international women's rights charity working to support women and girls to improve their lives and communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We partner with women's rights organisations on the ground, which are working to tackle the issues that affect women's's Human Rights, Women's Political Participation, Economic EmpowermentYes
Women ChangemakersWomenChangeMakers is a new and unique global fellowship program that identifies, supports and connects leading social entrepreneurs addressing women's access to education and healthcare, economic and political participation (see the four areas below). In doing so, it empowers them to build sustainable models, develop synergies and increase their impact. WomenChangeMakers believes that by empowering women and helping them to improve their condition, lasting social progress can be achieved at a local and global AwardPublic FoundationEconomic Empowerment, Social & Political Leadership, Education, HealthYesContact organization
Women Fund TanzaniaVision: To see a Tanzanian society where women realize their full potential and engage fully in the transformation of their communities in order to achieve empowerment and social justice. Mission: To contribute to the building of a strong women's movement in Tanzania through making grants, strengthening women's capacity, building strategic alliances and mobilizing resourcesinfo@wft.or.tzFlexibleWomen's FundWomen's Human RightsYesOpen Application
Women Have WingsThe mission of the WHW Global Courage Award is to honor women whose bold actions serve to focus energy and attention in such unique and powerful ways that they accelerate the ongoing change — change that is vital to creating a more prosperous and peaceful future for us all.Contact form available on websiteIndividual AwardBilateral/MultilateralWomen's Human Rights, Gender Equality, Environment, Conservation, Social JusticeNo
Women WinWomen Win is an internationally recognised centre of excellence on gender and sport. We are a thought leader and global convener, strategically positioned at the intersection of women's rights, development and sport. Since our 2007 inception, we have actively listened to and worked with girls and women, boys and men, community leaders and programme partners, and donors and investors to advance the cause of sport as a powerful strategy to address gender inequity and empower adolescent girls and young women. We are most effective as a cross-pollinator of impactful strategies, resources and tools. We are relentless in our commitment to meaningful collaborations, outcomes-based approaches and learning from the genius of our partners in the's FundWomen's Human Rights, Human Rights, LeadershipYes
Women's Earth AllianceWomen's Earth Alliance (WEA) invests in grassroots women's leadership to drive solutions to our most pressing ecological concerns – water, food, land, and climate. Our work is not charity. Instead, we link women who are already established as community leaders with the resources, trainings, funding, and partnerships they need to build self-reliant, environmentally sustainable, and healthy communities. WEA believes that when women thrive, communities, the environment, and future generations, Conservation, Women's Human Rights, Women & Girls, Social Development, Economic EmpowermentYesInvite Only
Women's Fund in GeorgiaMission of Women's Fund in Georgia is empowering women in Georgia for protection of their rights, full self-realization and participation in societys' life through providing financial and technical support, capacity building and development of feminist philanthropy. FlexibleWomen's FundSocial Change, Women's Human Rights, YouthYesOpen Application
Women's Hope Education & Training (WHEAT) TrustTo attend to the core issues that poverty creates, and especially the issues of gender based violence, women themselves needed to come up with their own workable solutions. In addition, grassroots women often do not have sustainable incomes and entry opportunities into the economy which is crucial to their development, and that of their children. The fund was created to address the above problem by providing grants to grassroots women, individuals and groups to capacitate them to come together and create their own economic and social justice strategies that would elevate grassroots women to become sustainable income earners and reduce their dependence on the government to find solutions to their problems and especially to reduce gender based violence which is endemic to these's FundWomen's Human RightsYesOpen Application
XminusYXminusY supports social movements, actiongroups and changemakers who are fighting for a fair, democratic, sustainable and tolerant world. Projects that are supported by XminusY can take place on a broad variety of topics. But more important then the topic, is that the people involved take action themselves to change their own society. info@xminy.nlProjectPrivate FoundationDemocracy, Human RightsYesOpen Application
YWCAThe World Young Women's Christian Association (World YWCA) is a global network of women leading social and economic change in over 120 countries worldwide. The World YWCA advocates for peace, justice, human rights and care for the environment and has been at the forefront of raising the status of women for more than a century. The World YWCA develops women's leadership to find local solutions to the global inequalities women face. Each year, it reaches more than 25 million women and girls through work in over 20,000 communities. Through advocacy, training and development the World YWCA empowers women, including young women, to lead social change.worldoffice@worldywca.orgProjectINGOSocial Justice, LeadershipYesOpen application
Z. Smith Reynolds FoundationThe Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation invests in statewide, regional and community-based organizations that are dedicated to building an inclusive, sustainable and vibrant state. The groups that ZSR supports both work to build healthy, robust communities at the local and regional level and engage in education, civic dialogue and advocacy around issues of importance to communities and to North CarolinaVisit websiteFlexiblePrivate FoundationEconomic Development, Environment, Conservation, Education, Democracy, Social JusticeYesOpen Application
Zambian Governance FoundationZambian Governance Foundation (ZGF) was established in 2009 with the aim of supporting Zambian civil society organisations (CSOs) in carrying our pro-poor policy work. ZGF was initially conceived as a ‘basket-fund' that would allow co-operating partners to reduce the transaction costs of supporting CSOs in Zambia. The initial project evolved to become a fully-fledged organisation as company limited by guarantee which is wholly Zambian that only funds Zambian CSOs.ZGF's vision is ‘Government is accountable and responsive to the needs of the poor and vulnerable'. ZGF operates on the belief that civil society has an important role to play in reducing poverty in Zambia. In order to achieve our mission ‘to strengthen the role of civil society in pro-poor policy engagement by increasing access to capacity enhancement resources and other support Capacity Building, Local Community Organizing, Civil Society, Governance, Peace & Security, Government Accountability & TransparencyYes
Zennström PhilanthropiesZennström Philanthropies human rights work focuses on Europe and Central Asia. Europe has one of the world's strongest systems of laws to protect human rights and yet some groups are still denied their basic rights. By building partnerships with civil society, human rights defenders and NGOs, we can work together to change policy, empower vulnerable groups, and play a role in holding European Institutions and governments to account. This will ensure that everyone in Europe can live with FoundationHuman Rights, Environment, ConservationYesContact Organization