1. WOMEN’S FUNDS
These funds are dedicated to gender equality or women-focused projects. Many of the funders listed here are members of the International Network of Women’s Funds (INWF). INWF is a network of funders in the North and the South committed to expanding the resources available to women’s rights work around the world. http://www.inwf.org/index.html
African Women's Development Fund
Web Address: http://www.awdf.org/awdf/?pid=2 (English & French)
Contact Details: 25 Yiyiwa St. Achimota Forest, Ablenkpe, Accra, Ghana
Tel:+233 21 780477
Fax:+233 21 782 502
Geographical Focus: Africa
Themes: Women's human rights; political participation; peace building; health,
reproductive rights and HIV/AIDS; economic empowerment.
Grants: ; Main Grants Programme (see themes above).
; Small Grants Programme for small women’s groups in Ghana.
; Solidarity Fund for sharing of experiences on a local, national and
international level. E.g. to participate in conferences, seminars,
Grant size: $1,000 - $25,000. Grants over $20,000 are only made to
organisations which operate on a regional basis.
Who can apply? Local, national, sub-regional or regional African women's
organisations, from any part of Africa.
Filia Women’s Foundation
Web Address: http://www.filia-frauenstiftung.de/index.php?id=49&L=1
(English & German)
Contact Details: Am Felde 2
Tel: +49 (0) 40 / 333 100 14
Fax: +49 (0) 40 /333 101 56
Geographical Focus: Germany, Global South and Eastern Europe
Themes: Filia supports projects that contribute to improved chances for women
and girls, allowing them to shape their own lives.
Filia is especially committed to women subjected to discrimination not
only because of their gender, but also due to the colour of their skin,
their origin or sexual orientation.
Grants: ; Germany
; Global South: to build on the synergy with women’s foundations
; Eastern Europe: We are engaged in research, reaching out to our
alllies and strengthening contacts with networks
Grant size: Total of grants made in 2004 : 48,000
Who can apply? Criteria unknown. Contact Filia for further information.
Fundación Colectivo Alquimia
Web Address: http://www.fondoalquimia.org/contactenos.htm
Contact Details: Av. Condell 1325
Tel/Fax (+56) 2 – 6657106
Geographical Focus: Chile
Themes: Women’s rights, especially but not exclusively in the areas of justice,
violence, health, employment, education, sexuality
Grants: ; Fondo Iniciativas: to support single initiatives of one year duration
which contribute to social and cultural change benefiting women
and the women’s movement. This fund can be granted to the
same initiative for a maximum of 3 consecutive years.
; Fondo Activistas: to support public actions in defence of women
at neighbourhood, local, regional, national or international levels.
Grant size: Up to a maximum of $500,000 USD (Fondo Iniciativas)
Up to a maximum of $50,000 USD (Fondo Activistas)
Who can apply? Women’s organisations and women’s grass-root groups from Chile.
Mixed organisations or income generating projects are not eligible.
Fundo Angela Borba, Recursos para Mulheres
Web Address: http://www.angelaborbafundo.org/ (Portuguese)
Contact Details: Rua Hans Staden, 21
Botafogo, Cep 22281-060
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Tel (+55) 21 2286-1046
Fax (+55) 21 2286-6712
Geographical Focus: Brazil
Themes: Women’s human rights, particularly in the following areas:
employment, education, violence, health, information and
communication technology, culture, diversity (i.e. sexual, age, ethnic),
environment, and legal rights.
Grants: Unknown. Contact the organisation direct.
Grant size: Grant focus, size and criteria may vary so it is crucial to consult the
grant criteria and application guidelines each year
Who can apply? Criteria unknown. Contact Fundo Angela Borba, Recursos para
Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres
Web Address: http://www.fcmujeres.org/index.php (Spanish)
Contact Details: Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres
Rotonda El Güegüense 4c. abajo, 1c. al lago
Tel: 505 - 2544982
Geographical Focus: Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador
Themes: Women’s human rights, including economic autonomy, gender based
violence, education, health, sexual rights, participation and leadership
(themes may change slightly from year to year).
Grants: To support creative and innovative initiatives from young women
groups working to promote their economic, social, cultural and
political rights. They do not support income generating or production
Grant size: Up to a maximum of $5,000 USD
Who can apply? Any women’s groups or organisations in the region, but priority is
given to groups that meet the following criteria:
; are led by young women (16-30 yrs old)