What are Evacuation Grants?
Urgent Action Fund supports women activists who are being threatened because of their work defending human rights. The Evacuation Grant is a specific type of Rapid Response Grant, designed for those in urgent need of relocation funding because of threats, persecution and/or an extreme security situation. Grants in this category can be used for evacuations within a country (such as moving to a safe house in another city) or for relocation outside of a country.
How to Apply
If you have reviewed our criteria, believe you qualify for a Rapid Response Grant, and wish to apply for an Evacuation Grant, please fill out the application below.
A note about the security of your application
The online grant application is encrypted upon submission. In order to maintain your privacy, UAF will delete your online application from the server within 72 hours.
You can also submit your application using www.hushmail.com. You must create a free account first and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The transmission of emails using Hushmail are fully encrypted in order to maintain your privacy.
Text messaging (SMS) and telephone applications are the least secure methods of communicating sensitive information. Please refrain from using those methods if you think you are being monitored.
(Applicants in need of a grant for a more general Protection and Security grant that is not an Evacuation Grant can apply for a Rapid Response Grant.)
Grant applications can be submitted in any language and you will receive a response within 72 hours. Requests can be made for up to $5,000 USD.
Note: If you are applying for support in Latin America and Africa, please see our Sister Funds for more information.
You have the option to request that your application remain confidential.
There are 3 different ways to submit a grant application. Choose only 1 of the following:
- Fill out the application online
- Download the application and send to our office via the email, postal address, or fax number below.
- If you have difficulty writing, typing, or accessing a computer, you may submit a request by phone or SMS text message. You may leave us a message at +1- 415-4WOMEN5 (+1- 415-496-6365) at any time of the day or night. We will then get in touch with you as soon as possible about your request. Please remember to provide a phone number where we can reach you.
Evacuation Grant Application Form
E-mail: email@example.com. If you believe you are being monitored, please see the information at right on how to email your application more securely.
SMS/text message: +1 415-496-6365
Office phone: +1 415-824-8384
Fax: +1 415-824-8387
333 Valencia Street, Suite 250
San Francisco, CA 94103 USA
Online Evacuation Grant Application
Information about the circumstances of a proposal will be shared with regional advisors as needed. Please note, the information we disclose to parties outside of UAF (e.g. donors, newsletters, website) is limited to the organization name, country and circumstances of a proposal, unless you request confidentiality. We do not disclose individual names, contact information, or other identifying information that could potentially expose the organization or individual to greater risk.