19% of grants supported LGBTI activists. More than half supported trans* activists
42 No. of countries where Urgent Action Fund provided support to activists
Following the Taliban’s takeover of Kunduz, Afghanistan, women activists were targeted. In response, a series of rapid grants supported the evacuation of activists and their families, the establishment of an emergency shelter, and integrated security trainings to help activists mitigate future threats.
A rapid grant supported a trans*-led group in the US to mobilize an advocacy campaign on the alarming rates of police brutality against trans* women of color. The campaign included a public demonstration, community meetings with government officials, and a “Rest In Power” quilt project featuring the stories of trans* women who have been murdered.
In response to the refugee crisis in Europe, a rapid grant supported a feminist group in Croatia to provide psychological and legal support to refugee women and girls from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. As part of this, a delegation of women Nobel Peace Prize winners met with refugee women to document their experiences and advocate for their safe travel.
Resilient feminist movements
Laws, policies & social norms that promote equality & justice for women, girls, & trans* people.
Peaceful, just, & equitable societies.
Improved security & well-being for women & trans* activists.
Timely & strategic advocacy by feminist movements.
Practices that promote collective leadership, sustaining activism, & integrated security.
More accessible resources for feminist movements.
Stronger and more diverse networks.
Increased influence in decision-making spaces.
Urgent Action Fund partners with courageous women’s and LGBTI movements worldwide to support activists striving to create cultures of justice, equality, and peace.
In partnership with our two sister funds, Urgent Action Fund-Africa and Urgent Action Fund-Latin America, we strengthen the resilience of feminist movements worldwide to realize equal rights for women, girls, and trans* people.
Each sister Urgent Action Fund is an independent and autonomous organization. Building on our shared history, we use a common rapid response funding model and work collaboratively to advocate for women’s human rights.
Collectively, we support women’s leadership and activism in more than 110 countries, including areas affected by armed con ict, escalating violence, political volatility, and extreme repression.
Support women’s and LGBTI human rights globally by making a donation online at www.urgentactionfund.org or sending a check to: Urgent Action Fund, 660 13th Street, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94612.
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Human Rights Defender
Net Assets: $2,368,959
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Anchor Point Fund
Arsenault Family Foundation
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
The Colina Foundation
Crosby & Kaneda
Deutsche Bank Matching Gift Program
Dobkin Family Foundation
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Edna Wardlaw Charitable Fund
The Fledgling Fund
Foundation for a Just Society
Goldman Sachs Matching Gift Program
Levi Strauss Foundation
The Mize Family Foundation
The Ohrstrom Foundation
Open Society Foundation
Orchard House Foundation
Peace by Piece Fund
Polsky Family Charitable Foundation
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment
Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Serendipity Charitable Gift Fund of the CFSBC
Sigrid Rausing Trust
Sol and Doris R. Swiss Foundation Charitable Trust
Tikva Grassroots Empowerment Fund
United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office
United Methodist Women
Virginia Lopez Foundation
Women Donors Network
Kathleen Barry and
Amy Batchelor and Bradley Feld
Willow Battista and
Rita and Irwin Blitt
Charlotte Bunch and Roxanna Carrillo
Joanie Misrack Ciardelli
Clare Coss and
Carol Anne Douglas
Mary Downton and James Downton Jr
Marta Drury and Kerry Lobel, girls just wanna have funD, a donor advised fund of the Horizon Foundation
Kay and Michael Forsythe
Gretchen Gagel McComb
Mariam Gagoshashvili and Sopo Pruidze
Katherine and Jeff Haas
Susan Hirsch and
Michael Hirschhorn and Jimena Martinez
Nan Holmes and Steve Kaufman
Lorraine and Victor Honig
Meerim Ilyas and
Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos
Anneke de Jonge
Saskia de Jonge
Dr. Nathan Kaufman
and Lynn Franco
Siyana Kukularova and Andrew Huszar
Ann Lederer and
Nathalie Margi and Joseph Dwyer
Paulette J. Meyer and David A. Friedman
Margo Okazawa Rey
Christine Pielenz and
Tosca Bonardi Pinder and Bart Pinder
Dr. Jean Rannells Saul and Carla Ficke
Margaret Rayfield and Hugo Thorneycroft
Elisabeth and Robert Rix
Drs. Peter Schattner and Susan Lessin
Patricia Viseur Sellers
Caitlin Stanton and
Stacy Straaberg Finfrock
Barbara and Larry Tongate
Soo Kyong Uhm
Kirsten Westby and
Diane Jordan Wexler and Bruce Beron
Jo Lynne Whiting
Patricia Viseur Sellers, Chair, USA / Belgium
Mariam Gagoshashvili, Vice Chair, Georgia
Paulette Meyer, Treasurer & Secretary, USA
Charlotte Bunch, USA
Kamala Chandrakirana, Indonesia
Roshmi Goswami, India
Rachel-Alouki Labbé, First Nations of Canada – Abenaki
Nadine Moawad, Lebanon
Kate Kroeger, Executive Director
Shalini Eddens, Director of Programs
Caitlin Stanton, Director of Partnerships
Meerim Ilyas, Senior Program Officer
Nathalie Margi, Senior Advocacy Officer
Huong Nguyen, Senior Learning & Impact Officer
Danny Kaufman, Development & Communications Officer
Yvonne Leland, Operations Coordinator
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