FRIDA's Approach to Supporting Young Feminist Organizing
FRIDA's Grantmaking Strategy
FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund is co-created by feminist movements to provide flexible, multi-year financial support, capacity strengthening and space for movement connections to young feminist collectives across regions, thematics and strategies. FRIDA supports groups to build solidarity networks across movements, exchange knowledge and practices and co-create advocacy initiatives. FRIDA applies participatory decision-making practices across the fund and all of its grantmaking. Not only are young feminist communities part of resource allocation decisions, but they also decide how FRIDA’s grantmaking process can best support the needs of the young feminist community.
FRIDA currently support young feminist collectives in the following regions:
- Southwest Asia and North Africa
- Western, Eastern, Central and Southern Africa
- Central, Southeast and East Europe, Caucasus and Central and North Asia
- South, Southeast, and East Asia and the Pacific
- Latin America and the Caribbean
FRIDA’s grantmaking strategy is created in consultation with young feminist organizers and mirrors the organizing needs and practices of young feminist movements. It includes all the ways in which FRIDA provides financial and non-financial support to young feminist organizers. This strategy allows us to be flexible, creative and reflective about new ways in which we can provide holistic support to young feminist movements. Feedback and analysis following every open call for proposals informs this strategy, as well as our ongoing communication and reflection with grantee partners, advisors and the broader FRIDA community. We are committed to a grantmaking strategy that follows whatever approaches are necessary to best address the direct needs of the movements we are here to support.
Funding Plus Model
Growing Trust and Fostering Relationships
FRIDA’s program team has a focal point structure where a staff member who is a young feminist activist support groups in their regions throughout their grantee journey with FRIDA. FRIDA is committed to creating a space where young feminist collectives can share their challenges, learnings and successes equally and receive holistic support. To cultivate and nourish trust-based relationships with young feminist organizers our strategies and decision-making processes need to be transparent and open for reflection, feedback and change of our approaches.
Participatory Decision-Making Approach
1. The initial core grant at the moment is USD 6000. The capacity strengthening grant is USD 3000.
2. The travel grant is USD 4000 and collaboration and exchange grant is USD 6000., the post-convening collaboration grant0 and post-consultation grants are up to 6000.
3. Travel, collaboration and exchnage grants.
4. These are standalone processes and should be evaluated separately from the FRIDA’s participatory grantmaking process.