As part of its work on financing the feminist movement, AWID has a variety of tools to support feminist civil society fundraise for their important work on gender equality.
You can find a subset of donors they recommend addressing peace and security issues below, or for their full set of resources, use their FundMe tool.
Appleton Foundation seeks to strengthen social movements in Latin America that are engaged in the promotion and defense of human rights. Appleton also works to confront the applications of biotechnology which threaten human rights. Examples include: commercial trafficking in women's eggs; exploitative gestational surrogacy businesses in developing countries; the growing databases of DNA taken from indigenous groups and from persons arrested but never convicted of crimes; and the efforts toward the creation of human babies to be cloned or genetically designed to someone else's specifications.
Women, Peace & Security
Belgian Peacebuilding Service (Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation)
The objective of the Peacebuilding Service is to finance projects concerned with conflict prevention and peacebuilding in accordance with specific thematic and geographical priorities of Belgiums foreign policy. To attain this goal, the Service has a fixed budget of EU 31.1 million for 2009. Projects financed out of the Preventive Diplomacy budget must focus on preventing or helping to resolve serious conflicts in the short term (generally one year), whereas projects funded out of the Conflict Prevention budget tend to last longer (usually three years) and set out to shore up political, socioeconomic, legal and cultural institutions.
Conflict Prevention; Human Rights
Cordaid aims to bring about a just and sustainable world for everybody. Where we share our Global Common Goods, where we make space for diversity and where we work together with everyone who shares our values, interests and a common purpose
Human Rights; Women, Peace & Security
The CrossCurrents Foundation was established in late 2006 to promote social, environmental and economic justice. The work of the Foundation is rooted in the idea that there are times when ordinary people can make significant change if advocates for change have sufficient resources to engage in civic activities. CrossCurrents focuses where it believes private funding can make a strategic difference to public education campaigns about critical issues. Effective and socially relevant public art is part of our overall effort to increase civic participation.
Women, Peace & Security; Justice, Rule of Law and Security Sector Reform
Ecumenical Womens Initiative (EWI)
Ecumenical Womens Initiative (EWI) is a non-governmental, non-profit making organisation which supports women as initiators and agents of change in faith communities and in society by supporting and connecting individuals and groups working in the fields of womens rights, peace building and reconciliation, belief-based ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue & cooperation.
Women, Peace & Security; Human Rights
Kvinna Till Kvinna
Kvinna till Kvinna literally means Woman to Woman. Our partner organisations organise meeting points for women in environments where it is difficult for them to connect. They influence policy and generate dialogue across border conflicts. They work to promote womens health, to provide information and education about womens human rights, and to prevent human trafficking and violence against women. Our role is to provide financial support and to mediate contacts between organisations.
Human Rights; Women,Peace & Security
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.
Human Rights; Justice, Rule of Law and Security Sector Reform; Women, Peace & Security
Peace Development Fund (PDF)
PDF is more than a grantmaker: our model of philanthropy involves direct funding, advocacy where appropriate and partnerships built around mutual respect, sharing of resources, and transparency of planning and decision-making. We endeavor to be a key go-to foundation on issues of peace, human rights, social justice and environmental protection. We work to counter-balance dominant power structures by moving resources and sharing decision-making with activist groups and communities.
Human Rights; Women, Peace & Security
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.
The Trust Fund for Victims
At the end of one of the bloodiest centuries in human history, the international community made a commitment to end impunity, help prevent the gravest crimes known to humanity and bring justice to victims with the adoption of the Rome Statute. The treaty, voted for by 120 states in 1998, established the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute those responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. In July of 2002, the ICC under the Rome Statute officially came into force and the Trust Fund for Victims was born with the purpose of encouraging restorative justice through the provision of assistance to victims of crimes that fall within the Court's jurisdiction.
Human Rights; Protection; SGBV; Peace Processes; Reconstruction and Peacebuilding
UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
SGBV; Women, Peace & Security,
United States Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress to increase the nation's capacity to manage international conflict without violence.
Women, Peace & Security; Conflict Prevention; Justice, Rule of Law and Security Sector Reform