The future of feminist philanthropy

Alliance magazine

The Urgent Action Funds are a global consortium of feminist funds that provide support for women and LBTQI+ human rights defenders across the globe. Through their four Sister Funds, they collectively support feminist activism in more than 160 countries through rapid response grants, coalition-building, collective care and protection, and feminist advocacy.

As part of our 25th anniversary, we asked Alliance members to select a topic for a special column – and the winner of our poll was feminist philanthropy. So we reached out to the Urgent Action Funds, which originated their model almost 25 years ago, to share their unique perspectives on the sector as a network of independent feminist funds that are majority based in the Global South.

We wanted to know:

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