Urgent Action Fund

Program support
To support rapid response grantmaking that enables strategic interventions and collaborative advocacy and research. Grant applications are assessed in any language on any day of the year and receive a response within 72 hours, typically receiving funds within a week.

Established in 1997, Urgent Action Fund supports women′s rights defenders worldwide striving to create cultures of justice, equality and peace. In 2001, Urgent Action Fund – Africa was created to invest in the African continent. In 2009, Urgent Action Fund – Latin America began its work to serve Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. All three Funds work to protect: areas affected by armed conflict and violence; human rights defenders; legal or legislative precedents; and natural resources and the environment.