Members of the Maniema Young Women’s Association (AJFM) in the DRC. (Photo courtesy FGHR)

 

Grantee Partners

The Channel Foundation is honored to work with a stellar group of grantee partners in supporting a host of grassroots initiatives.  

Grants

Since 2006, the Channel Foundation's grantmaking has focused on supporting and promoting leadership in international women's human rights. Channel partners with superb human rights organizations and women's funds to make grants in the following seven interest areas.

Please click on the names of our grantee partners to read more specific information about our grants to them and about their groundbreaking work. Current grantees names are in bold.

1) Ensuring Participation in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

CODEPINK

Global Fund for Women

Global Rights

International Civil Society Action Network

International Women’s Tribune Centre

Peace is Loud

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Women's Regional Network

 

2) Advancing Indigenous Women's Rights and Leadership

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

Central American Women's Fund / Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres

Consorcio para el Diálogo Parlamentario y la Equidad

Digital Democracy

International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI)

Just Associates (JASS)

Prometheus Radio Project & Palabra Radio Project

Women’s Human Rights Education Institute

 

3) Securing Reproductive Rights/Justice

Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida (GIRE)

RESURJ Alliance

Ipas

PATH

Americans for UNFPA

Women's Link Worldwide

 

4) Overcoming Legal Inequality (Including Inheritance and Resource Rights)

CEDAW Education Campaign Project

Fund for Global Human Rights

Global Fund for Women

Mongolian Women's Fund

Women's Learning Partnership

 

5) Ending Violence Against Women and Protecting Women Human Rights Defenders

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

Consorcio para el Diálogo Parlamentario y la Equidad

Digital Democracy

Front Line Defenders

Fund for Global Human Rights

Global Fund for Women

Institute For Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Just Associates (JASS)

Urgent Action Fund

 

6) Promoting Media Reform and Gender Equality

Global Press Institute

International Women’s Tribune Centre

OURMedia Network

Prometheus Radio Project & Palabra Radio Project

Women's Media Fund

World Pulse

 

7) Women's Leadership and Human Rights Institutes

Afghan Institute for Learning

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

Center For Women's Global Leadership

Conectas

CREA

Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)

International Women's Rights Action Watch - Asia Pacific

Mobility International USA

Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML)

Women’s Human Rights Education Institute

 

Diverse Grants

Grantmakers Without Borders

FRIDA Young Feminist Fund

Fundación Merced

Pacific Northwest Global Donors Conference

Women's Fund in Georgia

 

Grant History

Between 1998 and 2005, Channel's grantmaking endeavored to support the idea of grassroots leadership. In this period, Channel made grants in the interest areas described below. Channel also supported the Women's Leadership Scholarship program which ran from 2001 to 2009.

Women's Leadership Scholarship

The Women's Leadership Scholarship (WLS) program (formerly the Native Leadership Scholarship) created educational opportunities for women activists, grassroots leaders, and organizers from the Global South and/or from indigneous groups.   WLS invested in women's leadership by supporting non-doctoral graduate education in human rights, sustainable development, and public health in many places around the world.  

WLS granted scholarships from 2001 to 2009. The program has been closed and will not be accepting any further applications. Please see our Women's Leadership Scholarship website for more information about the program, our alumni, and other scholarship resources.

 

Grants

Please click on the names of our grantee partners to read more specific information about our grants to them and about their groundbreaking work.

1) Population, Poverty and Gender Equity

Global Fund for Women

Grassroots International

International Planned Parenthood Federation

Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health (PATH)

Women Waging Peace

 

2) Conservation of Biodiversity, Protection of Indigenous Peoples Land Rights, Sustainable Economic Development

Ashoka

MOPAWI

Pacific Environment/Sakhalin Environment Watch

 

3) Indigenous People's Rights

Channel's grants in this area were intended the support the recognition of the sovereignty of indigenous nations in relation to their land, communal heritage and cultural preservation.   They were also intended to support the recognition of the rights of women to self-determination and equal power within tribal community.

Center for Social Justice

Indian People's Action

The Potlatch Fund

 

4) Human Rights

Channel's grants in this area included social, economic and cultural rights as well as civil and political rights: in other words, the rights to health care, education, livelihood, water and nutrition, as well as freedom from exploitation, discrimination, and persecution.

Grassroots Global Justice

Middle East Children's Alliance

Ustawi

Veterans for Peace

 

5) Diverse Grants

Eqbal Ahmad Foundation