Latin American

La Paz, Bolivia

The Apthapi-Jopueti feminist Fund is a fund that promotes and strengthens the performance of various women and their organizations in Bolivia through the distribution of resources to initiatives to denounce and transform situations of oppression, exclusion and discrimination.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Since 2000 ELAS Social Investment Fund has been investing exclusively on women’s leadership and rights of women, creating social impact and change. Since then, ELAS – Social Investment Fund has reached some important figures: more than 300 supported groups of women and girls and more than U$ 6 million donated directly through calls for proposals. In addition to the provision of financial support to the groups, the organization offers training units and seminars to group members and monitors their activities in order to maximize results.

Santiago, Chile

Fondo Alquimia is a feminist foundation working for women’s and girls’ human rights. Their strategy is to strengthen the women’s movements in Chile by delivering funds, promote political alliances and, support the work of grassroots organizations that are committed to this cause.

San Jose, Costa Rica

Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres, founded in 2003 and registered as a Nicaraguan foundation in 2006, is the first and only women’s fund based in the region that mobilizes resources for women’s organizations—particularly young women’s organizations—that are working to defend and promote women’s human rights in Central America.

Cordoba, Argentina

Fondo de Mujeres del Sur (FMS) was founded in 2007 and works in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Since 2017, FMS coordinates Leading from the South in the region, which covers more than 20 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. FMS gives flexible, multi – year fundings, and provides technical and political assistance to grassroots initiatives, organisations and networks created and led by women and LBTIQ+ people, who work to achieve transformative results towards gender equality and justice. FMS goal is to strengthen women, feminist and diversity movements, from a human rights-based approach, gender perspective, empowerment, intersectionality and interculturality. Since it was founded, FMS has mobilised more than 10 Million USD in direct support to organizations and feminist movements in the region, delivering more than 1066 grants to 343 women and LBTIQ+ organizations (by october 2021).

Bogota, Colombia

Bulgarian Fund for Women is the only indigenous donor in Bulgaria that raises funds and exclusively supports local CSOs working to advance women’s and girls’ rights, eliminate gender stereotypes, gender-based violence and discrimination, achieve gender equality in all spheres of life and make a social change.

Mexico City, Mexico

Founded in Mexico City in 1990, Fondo Semillas was the first women’s fund established in the global South and remains the only fund of its kind in Mexico. During the past 31 years, Fondo Semillas has directly supported over 800,000 women and trans people as well as indirectly reaching 3.1 million children, men, and women through more than 1301 women-led projects carried out in all the states of Mexico. Fondo Semillas is a feminist fund that mobilizes resources and accompanies organizations and women’s groups in Mexico to achieve gender equality. Fondo Semillas’ vision is a sustainable world in which society, in all its diversity, lives in freedom, justice, equality, and fully exercising their rights.

Bogota, Colombia

The UAF-LA was established in August, 2009. Working from Bogotá, Colombia, its scope of work includes all countries in Latin America and the Spanish speaking Caribbean.

VidaAfrolatina es un fondo internacional de mujeres emergente que moviliza recursos y los conecta con organizaciones lideradas por mujeres negras y afrodescendientes en América Latina que abordan la violencia sexual. Seleccionadas a través de un proceso participativo, estas organizaciones proporcionan experiencias de curación culturalmente relevantes en sus comunidades y lanzan iniciativas para reducir y, en última instancia, eliminar la violencia sexual. Estamos orgullosos de ampliar la visión, la sabiduría, el poder y el liderazgo de nuestros socios beneficiarios.

Si no se invierte en las soluciones de las mujeres negras para sus propias comunidades, los problemas estructurales e interseccionales que perpetúan la violencia sexual continuarán en gran medida sin ser disminuidos e ignorados. VidaAfrolatina se esfuerza por llenar un vacío de recursos para fortalecer y ampliar el trabajo de las organizaciones de mujeres negras y afrodescendientes.