Fundraising Guide (English) June 2014 - Page 62

across the world that address issues of global, social and environmental concern. The Foundation’s approach is not hands-on; therefore they do not implement projects or programs directly. The Foundation responds to requests for support from organizations working in our areas of interest. human rights, women, violence, political/social empowerment topics/subjects: description: The Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights was established to protect women’s human rights around the world. The fund is a rapid response grantmaker that provides short-term funding for quick responses to emergency situations in which women’s human rights may be limited, including political repression, armed conflict, and escalating violence. The Fund does not award grants for development projects, natural disaster relief, humanitarian aid, conference travel, general support, or groups that are not primarily led by women. Does not provide support to individuals, and does not provide funding for scholarships or tuition assistance for undergraduate or postgraduate studies. Also does not fund religious organizations for religious purposes, election campaigns or general fund-raising drives. type of grant: grant range: project $25,000-$7,000,000 Review Eligibility Criteria: The specific grant categories are: 1) Response to armed conflict, escalating violence, or politically volatile environments 2) potentially precedent-setting legal or legislative actions, or actions that aim to protect a precedent that has already been set, and 3) protection and security of women human rights defenders. Read Program Requirements: type of grant: Submit A Letter Of Inquiry of no more than two pages in length: Then send the letter to the appropriate office for your region: grant range: average grant duration: deadlines: one-year or multi-year Applications accepted throughout the year. how to apply: project requests may be made for up to $5,000 average grant duration: immediate, short-term support Proposals accepted 365 days per year; response within 72 hours and funding delivered within one week of approval. deadline(s): OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS - WOMEN’S RIGHTS PROGRAM how to apply: Make sure you meet the three categories and criteria: address: 224 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA email: telephone: +1 212 548 0162 website: women-s-rights-program Download application form: apply-for-a-grant/apply-online/ Check Open Society’s website for updated information on the details of the Women’s Rights Program. Applications accepted in any language as well as via SMS text message if you do not have access to a computer or have difficulty writing or typing. URGENT ACTION FUND FOR WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS African applications should be sent to Nairobi office; Latin America and Spanish-language Caribbean countries should send their applications to: how to apply: 3100 Arapahoe Ave., Ste. 201, Boulder, CO 80303-1050, USA email: telephone: +1 303 442 2388 website: (in Africa: www. address: THE VIRGINIA GILDERSLEEVE INTERNATIONAL FUND (VGIF) 11 Broadway, Suite 510, New York, N.Y. 10004, USA email: website: address: Worldwide, but proposals from Africa should be sent to the Africa office in Nairobi, Kenya. countries/regions: 59