Who we are
WHEN YOUNG WOMEN, GIRLS, & TRANS*YOUTH COME TOGETHER, THEY CAN CATALYZE CHANGE.
Together, we can spark beautiful beginnings, magical moments, and feminist futures.
In the face of today's most pressing inequalities, young feminist organizers are not afraid of disrupting status quo and pushing boundaries while holding the ground gained by those who came before.
We think they should be recognized for their bravery, creativity, and resilience.
By supporting young feminist organizers and co-creating new cultures of collective leadership, we can amplify their impact
We are creating a world free of oppression and violence.
in all of our systems and processes…
that are varied and that contribute to stronger feminist movements globally…
across a broad range of identities…
in levels of action and forms of organizing…
and accountability to the political visions and agendas we are seeking to promote…
This is our story. Learn how FRIDA was collectively created by feminist activists across generations and borders.
A public call is launched to name the fund. Some suggestions include The Dada Fund: ‘Dada’ being the Swahili for ‘Sister,’ The Jangabi Susu Fund: “Jangabi” originating from the Wolof word for young woman and “Susu” being a process recognized in parts of Africa and the Caribbean as a form of resource mobilization, The ‘F’ Fund or Fondo Feminista, The Lola Fund: “Lola” meaning young woman in some iterations of Spanish, and a common name in Central Asia meaning “flower” in Uzbek.
After much debate, it was agreed that the core values would form an acronym for the Fund: FRIDA - Flexibility, Resources, Inclusivity, Action!
Sixteen groups are selected through a participatory process that puts decision-making power directly in the hands of applicants.
Ruby Johnson and Devi Leiper O'Malley are hired as FRIDA's first co-leaders! Read about their reflections on sharing the role.
To date, FRIDA has completed five grant cycles, and cumulatively supported 150 different groups of young feminists in over 80 different countries around the world, awarding 1.3 million USD in direct grants.
Explore the amazing work of young feminist organizers.