2016 Annual Report: #FundCourage

Urgent Action Fund awarded a record 173 rapid response grants in 2016 to protect & sustain women’s, trans, and LBTQI rights activists Read More »

What does advocacy look like in the current moment, and how should it be funded?

Originally published on Philantopic, a blog of Philanthropy News Digest, a service of Foundation Center. For twenty years, Urgent Action Read More »

Standing Firm: Women and Trans-Led Organisations Respond to Closing Space for Civil Society

Foreward by Zohra Moosa, Executive Director, Mama Cash, and Kate Kroeger, Executive Director, Urgent Action Fund As feminist funds, Mama Read More »

Learning to be an ally required me to speak about my own marginalization

The term “ally” wasn’t really used when I was young. I grew up in a time when being gay was Read More »

We stand in solidarity with our sisters in the Philippines & strongly protest Duterte’s declaration of martial law

Press release originally published on Around 10pm on May 23, 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire of Mindanao Read More »

Collective care in human rights funding: a political stand

To support the activists and groups that we fund, donors must engage in honest conversations around our own burnout and Read More »

Why Should Human Rights Funders Care About Digital Security?

Meerim Ilyas and Jennifer Radloff At a recent gathering of women human rights defenders from countries with unprecedented levels of Read More »

Urgent Action Fund Earns Distinguished 4 Star Rating

Oakland, CA – May 1, 2017 – Urgent Action Fund’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned Read More »

Maryam Al-Khawaja appointed to Urgent Action Fund’s Board of Directors

PRESS RELEASE OAKLAND, CA – April 11, 2017 – Urgent Action Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Maryam Read More »

Laura Smith joins Urgent Action Fund’s Oakland team

The Urgent Action Fund community warmly welcomes Laura Smith to our Oakland office. Laura joins Urgent Action Fund as Finance Read More »
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