15 Inspiring Grants for Human Rights and Social Justice


NGOs working for the promotion and protection of human rights and social justice require a continuous flow of funds to ensure the sustainability of their work. Here, we have identified 15 inspiring grants to support organizations in their work to ensure a just and harmonious world.

Open Technology Fund’s Internet Freedom Fund
Applications are open for Internet Freedom Fund, a primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access..[more]

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2018 DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor is seeking applications for its “DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement” to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet by promoting fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through integrated support to civil society for technology, digital safety, policy and advocacy, and applied research programs…[more]

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Comic Relief’s Power Up: Resourcing Women’s And Girls’ Movements for Change Program
Comic Relief is currently seeking applications for a program entitled “Power Up: Resourcing Women’s And Girls’ Movements for Change” that aims to support a diverse range of women’s rights organisations to fight against systems which perpetuate the injustices they encounter in their daily lives…[more]

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Filmmakers Without Borders Filmmaking Grants Programme
Filmmakers Without Borders is seeking applications for its Filmmaking Grants which support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange…[more]

2020 Martin Ennals Award: Inviting Human Rights Defenders around the World
The Martin Ennals Award is intended for human rights defenders (HRD) who are defending the rights of others, while at risk. This could include physical danger, repressive legal processes, or other forms of harassment…[more]

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International Trans Fund
The International Trans Fund (ITF) has launched their third grantmaking cycle. The ITF was created to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and support collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe…[more]

ISDAO’s Grants ($5,000-$20,000) for LGBTQI NGOs
ISDAO, Initiative Sankofa d’Afrique de l’Ouest (Sankofa Initiative for West Africa) is seeking proposals to fund organizations and networks that are led by lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, and trans people…[more]

Women’s Fund Asia: Seeking Proposals for ‘Leading from the South’ Programme
Women’s Fund Asia (WFA) is accepting proposals for its Leading from the South (LFS), a programme resourced by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It supports activism devised, implemented, and led by women’s rights organisations in the Global South…[more]

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Social Justice Fund for Grassroots Organizations
The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute is inviting applications for its Social Justice Fund to support grassroots activist projects in the US and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources…[more]

UN-Habitat’s Small Public Space Implementation Projects
UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme has launched a call for proposals (CFP) to seek partnership in the implementation of innovative public space projects…[more]

Trans-Atlantic Platform 2018 Social Innovation
The Trans-Atlantic Platform has launched its 2018 Social Innovation, which will support international projects that can contribute to increasing their understanding of societal transformations and the role of social innovation…[more]

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CJRF Grant Program: Promoting Community-led, Rights-based Approaches to Resilience-building (Select Countries)
The Climate Justice Resilience Fund is inviting applications to make grants for community-led, social justice approaches to climate change adaptation and resilience-building…[more]

Movies that Matter: Start-up & Impact Grants Programme
Movies that Matter is offering grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press…[more]

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Open Society Foundations Disability Rights Scholarship Program
The Open Society Foundations is seeking applications for its Disability Rights Scholarship Program to provide yearlong awards for master’s degree study to disability rights advocates, lawyers, and educators to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities…[more]

[email protected] Call for Project Proposals
The NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division has launched a unique [email protected] call for project proposals, with the aim of providing discretionary financial support to community and civil society non-profit organizations for developing and implementing tailor-made communications activities…[more]

  • Avatar Mariam ouedraogo says:

    Pour quoi le Mali ne fait pas partir?

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Mariam ouedraogo,

      Thank you for contacting fundsforNGOs. Unfortunately, our services are only available in English and we are only able to respond to queries written in English.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar amri initiative says:

    am looking for donors who is able to fund widows project in tanzania

  • Avatar Martin Nlonjae Toe says:

    Please, provide me the link to the A.J. Muste Institute Social Justice Project Application Form. My organization, a Liberia CSO,
    is eligible to apply.

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Martin Nlonjae Toe,

      To get the application form of this opportunity, please Copy and Paste this link: bit.ly/2OhpVjW

      Good luck!

  • African Culture Fund launches 2nd Call for Proposals

    Grants for Small-scale Development Projects in Kenya

    ECCAR Call for Proposals 2019: Countering Violent Extremisms and Fostering Inclusion, Diversity and Tolerance

    nib foundation’s Health Smart Grants Program for Australian Charities

    1st UNWTO Sports Tourism Start-up Competition to promote Sustainable Innovation in Sports & Tourism Sector

    ActionAid Zambia Awarding Grants to NGOs, CBOs and Grassroot Movements

    ICRC-CEJ inviting Journalists for “Humanitarian Reporting Award” 2019- Pakistan

    Government of the Slovak Republic launches Open Call on the Support of Restoration and Revitalisation of Cultural Heritage

    U.S. Embassy in Ecuador announces Notice of Funding Opportunity

    2019 N-Peace Small Grants Program for Pakistan

    Australian Consulate-General in Bali launches Direct Aid Program for 2019 – 2020

    Submit Proposals to Advance the Empowerment of Women and Girls in Bangladesh

    United States: Career Development Grants Program to Provide Assistance to Women

    AAUW’s Community Action Grants to Address Issues Related to the Needs of Women & Girls in United States

    Call for Applications: Asia Africa Youth Entrepreneurs Forum

    Applications Open for UKRI-NHMRC Built Environment and Prevention Research Scheme

    Program to fund Conservation Projects all over Canada

    Trust funding supports Volunteering or Community Service Projects in the UK

    EDCTP announces Call for Proposals for Ethics and Regulatory Capacities 2019

    Mercy Foundation seeking EOIs for “Grants to End Homelessness” Program – Australia

    Open Call for LGBTIQ+ Advocacy Grants in the MENA Region

    Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects- Uganda

    Grant for Groups and Individuals in Asia pursuing “Citizen Science”

    Regional TechCamp Workshop on Countering Disinformation

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