Proudly Announcing our 2018-2019 Grant Partners:
(for grants to be carried out in 2019)
ASOCIACIóN PARA EL DESARROLLO INTEGRAL DE GUATEMALA MAYA (ASODIGUA)
ASODIGUA is committed to the implementation of actions to strengthen the comprehensive development of the rural Mayan indigenous communities, eradicating the poverty and extreme poverty in which they live. They focus on education as a fundamental pillar in changing mindsets and attitudes generating positive good practices that favor full development of indigenous women.
Badael is committed to strengthening the unity and capabilities of inclusive, representative, grassroots civil society organizations and institutions – especially women’s groups – working inside Syria–and to support all peace-building and democratization efforts taking place inside Syria.
CAMINOS DE ACCION
Caminos de Accion works in solidarity with Salvadorans to faciliate community organization in order to address locally identified challenges, including social, educational and health issues, with a focus on gender equality. We will provide general operating funds.
2013-2015; 2017, 2018
DARFUR WOMEN’S ACTION GROUP
With our funding, the Darfur Women’s Action Group (DWAG) hopes to consolidate and build capacity for its support groups in the US for women survivors of sexual assault & violence from Sudan, the US and other countries. Three support groups have been established to date in the US; one each in the Northeast, Midwest and Southwest US. DWAG also aims to empower Darfur communities affected by genocide, with a special focus on women, through education and skill development to empower them to participate in decision-making processes that foster positive change in their communities.
2016, 2017, 2018
FREEDOM LODGE, INC
Freedom Lodge works to support the recovery of First Nations Peoples suffering from ethnocide, post-traumatic stress syndromes and residential school abuses. Our funding will be used to grow the capacity and infrastructure for their Historical Trauma Recovery (HTR) training for mental and behavioral health professionals.
Rapid City, SD
GRASSY NARROWS WOMEN’S DRUM GROUP
The focus of the Grassy Narrows Women’s Drum Group is to bring awareness to local communities as well as to the international community about their ongoing struggle to protect the land, water, air, wild plants/animals and of course the Anishinabek (the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation). Our funds will help them continue their successful tradition of holding annual Grassy Narrows Anishinaabekwe (Indigenous women) gatherings.
Grassy Narrows, Ontario, Canada
MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that works to advance social justice by equipping women to both improve conditions in their communities and advocate for human rights. This year MADRE plans to support an exchange for Indigenous Guatemalan women leaders to meet with Indigenous women leaders in Waspam, Nicaragua.
MAINE WOMEN’S FUND
To transform the lives of Maine women and girls through strategic grantmaking, community engagement and support to nonprofit organizations dedicated to social change. Our funds will help them expand their capacity to convene grantees and applicants.
The Omid Foundation strengthens the social/emotional/economic competencies of marginalized and abused young women (aged 15-25) in Iran (“MYW”), providing them with a sense of self-worth, and with the opportunities to experience a full range of life options through self-empowerment, education and training, and turn them into agents of social change so that they can transfer there newly acquired outlook onto their peers and community. Our funds will help Omid set up a functioning permanent peer education infrastructure for MYW in Iran.
Iran, USA, UK & Canada
Paso Pacifico works to restore and protect the Pacific Slope ecosystems of Mesoamerica, including the endangered dry tropical forest, mangrove wetlands, and eastern Pacific coral reefs. By working with local communities, landowners, and partner organizations, they restore and protect the habitats that form building blocks for wildlife corridors. Our support goes this year to a women’s oyster growing cooperative.
Ventura, CA & Managua, Nicaragua
PEACE DIRECT/ENVISION ZIMBABWE WOMEN’S TRUST
Peace Direct finds and funds outstanding local peacebuilders and promotes local peacebuilding to people with power and resources. Envision, Peace Direct’s partner, will implement a conflict transformation, women’s rights and gender sensitization project in Hurungwe District located in Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe.
New York, NY and Harare, Zimbabwe.
Phoenixfire works with their Fort Belknap Tribal community government and many others to initiate a number of larger projects to protect Mother Earth and to empower women and indigenous peoples. We fund general operating expenses.
PLAYING FOR CHANGE
We support the Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF) as it embarks on its first long-range “sister school” program in the United States. The foundation will link U.S.-based schools nationwide with any one of their 12 international music programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. PFCF creates positive change through music and arts education and develops personal connections between students from PFCF programs in the United States and abroad promoting mutual understanding, collaboration, growth and sustainable peace-making.
SHE SHOULD RUN
She Should Run is a non-partisan 501(c)3 with the mission to expand the talent pool of women running for office in the United States. Their programs provide an approachable starting place and network for women leaders considering a future run by providing community, resources, and growth opportunities. They believe that women of all political leanings, ethnicities, and backgrounds should have an equal opportunity to lead in elected office and that our democracy will benefit from the varied perspectives and experiences that women bring to leadership. Our funds will support local learning sessions & trainings for women running for elected office.
SOFEPADI (Women’s Solidarity for Peace and Integral Development)
SOFEPADI is an organization for the defense and promotion of human rights, specifically those of women and children in the DRC. It was created on April 2, 2000 in the context of wars raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and in particular the city of Bunia and surrounding territory. It has a wholistic program to support women survivors of gender based violence, including the physical, economic and financial levels. We are providing SOFEPADI with general operating funds to give wholistic support to 37 women survivors of sexual violence and forced marriage.
Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo
TULELE PIESA (meaning “sailing the waves on our own”)
Tulele Piesa’s mission is to relocate Carterets Islanders voluntarily to mainland Bougainville over the next 10 years. The guiding philosophy is one of self- sufficiency and independence, so that Carterets people do not develop a dependence or cargo mentality, but take initiative and action to improve the quality of their personal and community life. We fund general operating expenses.
Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
WECAN (WOMEN’S EARTH & CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK)
WECAN is supporting action initiatives to create a collective voice, action base and movement of women from across the United States and the world concerning climate justice, demanding action on climate change, supporting trainings and climate solution projects, and providing opportunities for women on the frontlines of climate change to tell their stories of struggle and solutions. We provide them with general operating support.
Mill Valley, CA
WoMIN AFRICAN GENDER AND EXTRACTIVES ALLIANCE (WoMIN)
WoMIN is an African gender and extractive alliance, which works alongside national and regional movements and popular organizations of women, mining-impacted communities and peasants, and other sympathetic organizations. We provide funds to help complete the documentary film “No Good Comes from the Mine”, telling the story of how women activists in South Africa, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are affected by mining and extractives and their active struggle to take back control of their land, their rights, their bodies and their lives.
Johannesburg, South Africa