Grantmaking

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Flexible. Fast. Activist-Driven Funding.

Flexible. Fast. Activist-Driven Funding.

Feminist movements have been under-resourced for generations. The majority of grantmaking globally is slow-moving: public and private funders alike continue to favor lengthy application timelines, burdensome requirements and longer-term outcomes. 

Through our grants, Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism provides fast, flexible support to women, trans and non-binary activists so that they can respond to unexpected risks and opportunities, protect and care for themselves and one another, and nurture feminist movements that are creating a more just and equitable world. 

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$5,138,965

Total USD Granted

468

Grants Awarded

42

Countries We Granted In

Urgent Action Fund’s support has been a lifeline for our feminist organization, allowing us to continue our critical work in the face of numerous challenges and obstacles. Your commitment to supporting women’s rights and gender equality has made a real difference in the lives of those we serve.

Urgent Action Fund Grantee, The Women for the Future

The Urgent Action Sister Funds

The Urgent Action Sister Funds

Collectively, the Urgent Action Sister Funds support feminist activism led by individuals, organizations and movements in more than 160 countries through rapid response grants, coalition-building, collective care and protection, and feminist advocacy. Since our founding, the Sister Funds have together provided tens of millions in rapid response funding to thousands of women, trans and non-binary frontline activists around the world.

Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism

Over $3.5 Million Awarded to Feminist Activists in Ukraine

Since the war broke out in Ukraine in February 2022, Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism has quickly responded, awarding rapid response grants to feminist activists in need. We have awarded over $3.5 million in urgent response funding, and made over 200 grants in 15 countries.

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Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism

The Feminist Innovation Fund: Resourcing Climate Justice through a Feminist Lens

In 2021, Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism piloted a new funding initiative, the Feminist Innovation Fund. In the first year of the Feminist Innovation Fund, we received 100 applications and made 24 grants, awarding $448,000 in 17 countries.

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Chinyere Ezie

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Chinyere Ezie is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she advocates for racial justice, gender justice, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) rights, and challenges governmental abuses of power. Chinyere previously worked at the Southern Poverty Law Center where she brought cases defending the rights of LGBTQI+ Southerners. She also served as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she litigated employment discrimination cases and secured a $5.1 million jury verdict on behalf of workers subjected to unlawful treatment. Chinyere is a William J. Fulbright Scholar, a White House Fellows Program Regional Panelist, and a cum laude graduate of Yale University. She also received a Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School, where she was an Alexander Hamilton Scholar and served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Gender and Law. Chinyere serves on the Board of Directors of the Transgender Law Center and the feminist grant-making organization the Urgent Action Fund. She was also a Founding Board Member of the National Trans Bar Association.In 2018, she was named one of the nation’s Best LGBTQI+ Lawyers Under 40.