The Global Resilience Fund
for Girls and Young Feminists
Support Girls and Young Activists Responding to Humanitarian Crisis Now!
From Palestine to Pakistan, Haiti to Ukraine, Syria to Sierra Leone girls and young women are living on the frontlines of crisis. They are responding to the urgent needs of their communities and they are building alternative systems and structures in the face of unimaginable suffering. And yet the humanitarian sector continuously fails to recognise the unique needs - and solutions - of girls and young activists. The Global Resilience Fund is a collective response to this reality, and a rallying cry to funders.
Since 2020, we have moved millions of dollars to over 300 girl and young activist-led organizations and collectives across more than 120 countries. In partnership with donors from across the philanthropic ecosystem, including women’s funds, private philanthropy and bi-lateral agencies, together we are reimagining what it means to respond to youth-led solutions to humanitarian crises at speed and scale.
With the goal of resourcing the vital and urgent emergency response to humanitarian crisis of girls and young activists, the Global Resilience Fund (GRF) was launched in May 2020 as a participatory rapid-response funding mechanism to move flexible resources to girls and young feminists responding to the crisis. Sparked and sustained by Purposeful, the Fund is powered by the resources and intellectual energy of 25 funders from a diverse range of institutions, including women’s funds, private foundations, INGOs, multi-laterals, and bi-lateral agencies. The Global Resilience Fund is a partnership between social justice funders committed to resourcing girls’ and young women’s activism on the frontline of crisis.
We give special thanks to the FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund for their expertise and fierce leadership as funder activists. The seeds of this fund will flourish because of the soil they have toiled for all of us.