Grantee name: FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund

Mission: The mission of FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund is to provide accessible, strategic and responsive funding for young feminist-led initiatives. They aim to strengthen the capacity of young feminist organizations to leverage resources for their work and to increase donors’ and allies’ commitments to resourcing young feminist activism.

Location: Global

Website: youngfeministfund.org

YouTube Channel: FRIDA Fund

Channel Grants: In 2016 Channel made a renewal grant to the FRIDA Fund (through the fiscal sponsorship of The Tides Foundation), to continue providing support to young feminist activist groups around the globe via grantmaking and capacity building opportunities. (2016)

In 2015 Channel made a renewal grant to the FRIDA Fund (through the fiscal sponsorship of The Tides Foundation), to continue providing support to young feminist groups around the globe via grantmaking and capacity building, convening, linking and learning opportunities. FRIDA will also help to amplify the voices, contribution and influence of young feminist activism in broad social movements and philanthropic spaces. (2015)

In 2014 Channel made a renewal grant to the FRIDA Fund (through the fiscal sponsorship of The Tides Foundation), to continue providing support to young women’s groups around the globe via grantmaking and capacity building opportunities. (2014)

In 2013 Channel made a renewal grant to the FRIDA Fund (through the fiscal sponsorship of The Tides Foundation), to continue providing support to young women’s groups around the globe via grantmaking and capacity building opportunities. In the coming year, FRIDA will launch another round of proposals and provide both renewal grants to a certain proportion of their existing grantees and new grants to young feminist initiatives from around the world. In addition, they will provide capacity building and peer learning opportunities to all grantee partners including one-on-one support and knowledge sharing.  They aim to continue supporting young women’s groups, build their leadership and strengthen institutions that advance young women’s rights. (2013)

In 2012 Channel made a renewal grant to the FRIDA Fund (through the fiscal sponsorship of The Tides Foundation), to support their continued growth and a second round of grantmaking to both existing grantees as well as new young feminist initiatives from around the world. In addition to grants, FRIDA provides capacity building and peer learning opportunities to all grantee partners including one-on-one support and knowledge sharing.  FRIDA will continue supporting young women’s groups, building their leadership and strengthening institutions that advance young women’s rights. (2012)

In 2011 Channel made a grant to the FRIDA Fund (through the fiscal sponsorship of The Tides Foundation), to support FRIDA -The Young Feminist Fund, a grantmaking body that aims to provide long-term and flexible funding for young women’s organizations as they respond to key political changes taking place locally, nationally, regionally and internationally. (2011)

FRIDA launched its first call for proposals and, in 2012, began supporting young women’s movements, building young women’s leadership and strengthening institutions that advance young women’s rights. In a participatory grantmaking process modeled on that of the Central American Women's Fund, FRIDA (along with voting input from applicants themselves) chose 18 dynamic young feminist organizations for their first round of grants.

Grantee News: Inaugural FRIDA Fund Coordinator Amina Doherty spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) along with AWID Executive Director Lydia Alpízar-Durán in September 2012. Their reflections on the meeting appeared in the Oct. 19, 2012 AWID Friday File.


Amina Doherty, Lydía Alpizar-Durán & Chelsea Clinton at CGI.
Photo courtesy Clinton Global Initiative.


FRIDA Fund grantees and advisors at the official Fund launch at the AWID Forum in Istanbul, April 2012.
Photo: Channel Foundation


FRIDA Coordinator Amina Doherty speaking on young feminist philanthropy at the AWID Forum, April 2012.
Photo: Channel Foundation.