FRIDA’s call for proposals for 2020 is now open. If you are a young collective working from a feminist perspective, this opportunity is for you! Please read this page carefully to understand the process, eligibility criteria, deadlines and more. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter or our social networks for the latest updates on FRIDA’s grant cycle! To subscribe to our English mailing list, please click here. To subscribe to our Spanish mailing list, please click here

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Call for proposals

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Applications are submitted by young feminist groups all around the globe

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Applications are screened and processed by FRIDA staff and advisers

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Applicants vote for applications that should be supported in their region

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Grants awarded

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FRIDA provides capacity strengthening support and grantees carry out activities


This year, the call is open from February 13th to March 29th, 2020. All applications are to be sent online. You can apply in any ONE of the following seven languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese OR Mandarin.

If you’ve applied in previous years, you’re welcome to apply again!

FRIDA currently supports 150+ grantee partners. To access the latest cohort of grantee partners, please view this zine (only in English) that introduces their work in detail.


FRIDA grants are given to organizations and groups that are dedicated to:

  • Improving the lives of girls, young women, trans and intersex youth at local, national, regional or international levels;
  • Inclusive organizing;
  • Collective action and feminist movement building;

Grantee organizations that FRIDA supports are led by girls, young women, trans and intersex youth, under the age of 30. At least 70% of your organization’s membership needs to be girls, young women, trans and intersex people under 30 and the leadership in the group needs to be girls, young women trans and intersex youth under 30.

You do not need to be a legally registered organization to apply.

Priority will be given to:

  • Small, emerging grassroots groups with little or no access to funding from larger donors;
  • Groups that have an overall budget less than 50,000USD;
  • Groups, networks, or collectives based in:
    a) Eastern, Western, Southern, Central Africa
    b) South, Southeast, East Asia and the Pacific
    c) Middle East and North Africa
    d) Latin America and the Caribbean
    e) Central, Southern, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central and North Asia
    • Geographies such as Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, French Polynesia, French Guyana, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Marina Islands are eligible to apply.
  • Groups that are made up of and/or working with socially excluded and disadvantaged girls, young women, trans and intersex youth, especially: refugees, ethnic, national and caste minorities, rural women, urban disadvantaged, lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex youth, women and trans and intersex youth living with HIV and AIDS, sex workers, women and trans and intersex youth with disabilities, women and trans and intersex youth living or working in armed conflicts and post conflict zones, women and trans and intersex youth lead unions, groups working on climate justice, land rights;
  • Groups using creative and innovative strategies to further their activism (including art, music, culture, poetry, social media, feminist activist driven research etc.);
  • Groups located in remote, underserved areas.


You can apply for a grant up to USD 6,000. Grant money is flexible, it can be used over a period of 12 months for general support and/or projects, and are open to renewal.



At the moment, FRIDA cannot provide support to the following:

  • Proposals submitted by individuals, government institutions, political organizations or religious groups.
  • Groups that focus only on the provision of direct services (e.g. community literacy, formal education, technical training, craft or health care etc).
  • Groups that focus only on income generating activities.
  • Groups based in the following highly-industrialized countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.


For more information, check out some frequently asked questions about FRIDA funds.