Funding Courage

In 2015, Urgent Action Fund awarded a record 143 rapid response grants to protect & sustain women's and LGBTI rights activists in more than 40 countries worldwide. The activists we partner with are resilient, innovative leaders who are rising up to the challenges of our times. Our 2015 Annual Report shares their courageous stories.

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Rapid Response Grantmaking

Our Rapid Response Grantmaking program supports activists to seize unanticipated opportunities to make change and to protect themselves when in immediate danger. Activists may apply in any language, on any day of the year, and are guaranteed a response within 72 hours. Funds can be wired within a week.