Since 1997, Urgent Action Fund has provided over 1,300 grants to support women and trans* activists in 110 countries around the world. Our Rapid Response Grants support human rights defenders who are working to secure and protect human rights for women and trans* people. We grant funds in two categories:
Within these two broad grantmaking categories, the activists that Urgent Action Fund support are working on a diversity of issues to protect and advance the human rights of women and trans* people. This includes gender-based violence, reproductive justice, environmental & land rights, indigenous rights, peace building, sex worker’s rights, and LGBTQ rights, among other issue areas. For examples of the type of issue areas and organizations that we support, see menu items at left.
If you have questions about any of the categories or want to learn more, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn about how to apply for a grant, click here.