OVERVIEW: FRIDA seeks young women and trans led organizations combatting oppression, violence, and inequality.
IP TAKE: This funder seeks out young female and trans leaders who are “not afraid of disrupting the status quo.”
PROFILE: Established in 2008, the FRIDA: The Young Feminist Fund began as an idea during a meeting coordinated by the Association of Women’s Rights in Development and the Global Fund for Women. In 2010, a group of young feminist and their allies met to create the framework of what would become FRIDA. FRIDA “provides young leaders with the resources they need to amplify their voices and bring attention to their work, and the support, flexibility and network to keep their vision and influence alive.” The fund seeks organizations led by women, girls, and trans youth who are working as change agents against inequality and oppression.
The foundation awards grants to organizations that improve the lives of young women and trans youth from local to international levels, those that employ inclusive organizing tactics, and those helping build collective action in the feminist movement. Eligible organizations must be led by women and/or trans youth under 30 and at least 70 percent of the organizations membership must be people under 30.
The fund prioritizes grassroots and overlooked groups, those based in the Global South, located in remote areas, those made up of marginalized women, and those that are using innovative strategies to build and grow their activism. Click here to learn more about FRIDA’s funding priorities.
The fund limits its grants to $5,000. Only organizations with budgets of less than $25,000 and working in the Global South may apply. Past grantees include Laverna, which received a grant for its trans-feminist project and the Anonymous Group to support its online platform for LGBTQIA communities, family members, and allies. To learn more about FRIDA grantees, explore its grantee partner list.
The fund accepts unsolicited grant applications during its general grant round, which typically lasts around eight weeks between November and December.
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