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Astraea was founded in New York City in the United States in 1977 and works at the local, national and global levels. Astraea established its International Fund in 1996, the first institutional fund in the U.S. devoted to supporting LGBTI organizations worldwide. Since its inception, Astraea has invested in innovative LGBTI-led human rights and social change organizations and projects in more than 90 countries across Africa, the Americas, Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East, making over 4,300 grants to more than 1,700 groups and individuals.
filia began as an idea of 9 women in 2001. These women built up an issue based community foundation model with special rules, and founded filia in Hamburg, Germany in 2001. The filia foundation works internationally.
Founded in 2010, FRIDA | 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.
Global Fund for Women is one of the world’s leading foundations for gender equality, standing up for the human rights of women and girls. It campaigns for zero violence, economic and political empowerment, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Global Fund for Women uses its powerful network to rally advocates, raise money, and get support to where it’s most urgently needed. It funds and partners with women-led groups who are courageously fighting for justice in their own communities. This rights-based approach gets to the root of gender inequality and is the most effective way to create permanent social change. Since 1987, Global Fund for Women has invested in nearly 5,000 grass-roots organizations in 175 countries, helping to win rights for millions of women and girls.
AYNI -the Indigenous Women’s Fund- was launched in 2008 and works globally, with an administrative office located in Lima, Peru. AYNI is a Kichua/Quechua word that synthesizes reciprocity, solidarity, equity, and collaboration both between humans and other beings of the cosmos (animals, plants, stars, ancestors, etc.).
AYNI is the economic and philanthropic arm of the International Indigenous Women’s Forum -FIMI- that promotes accountability and provides opportunities to promote social justice. AYNI serves as a facilitator instrument of resources (material, human, and financial) for indigenous women. The Fund accompanies the processes defined by the organizations themselves and articulates them with the global movement of indigenous women.
Founded in 1983, Mama Cash is the first international women’s fund and supports the work of women, girls, and trans and intersex people, as they are best placed to challenge the injustice and discrimination that affect them. Courageous women’s, girls’, and trans and intersex people’s human rights organisations worldwide need funding and supportive networks in order to grow and transform their communities. Mama Cash mobilises resources from individuals and institutions, makes grants to these self-led, feminist organisations, and helps to build the partnerships and networks needed to successfully defend and advance women’s, girls’, and trans and intersex people’s human rights globally.
The Equality Fund brings together partners with a feminist agenda to build an innovative solution to fund the fight for gender equality around the world. The Equality Fund provides direct financial support to grassroots women’s rights organizations that are Holding Ground and Breaking Ground in the global South. The Equality Fund supports innovative women to dismantle barriers, challenge perceptions, and change the world for women and girls.
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights was established in 1997 following requests by activists from around the world who said they had nowhere to turn when they face a crisis or critical opportunity. Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights (Urgent Action Fund), as part of women’s rights movements worldwide, is dedicated to supporting women’s human rights defenders (WHRDs) working to create cultures of justice, equality and peace. Urgent Action Fund provides rapid response grants that enable strategic interventions and participate in collaborative advocacy and research. Urgent Action Fund is led by activists, rooted in feminism, and strengthened through solidarity.
Women First today is an organization enthusiastically embracing a new name and a 2019-2022 strategic plan that establishes a new vision, mission, and strategy. That plan is framed around one of our core threads – the unconditional respect we have for the grassroots women’s groups we’ve funded for fifty years, and with whom we will actively partner through our new three-stage, six-year grantmaking program.
Women Win is the global leader in girls’ empowerment through sport. We leverage the power of play to help girls build leadership and become better equipped to exercise their rights. Sport is only our tool. Our end game is helping girls thrive as they face the most pressing issues of adolescence, including accessing sexual and reproductive health and rights, addressing gender-based violence and achieving economic empowerment.