Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Global
Grant Work: Global
Channel Focus Areas: Amplifying Gender Equality in Media & Technology, Strengthening the Women’s Funding Movement
Website: numun.fund/ 

Mission:

Numun Fund’s mission is to mobilize and redistribute diverse resources for a growing ecosystem of feminist tech activism, in order to strengthen the power of social justice movements and build technology for the world we want. The Fund focuses on the Larger World, aka the Global South, to challenge the current status quo of how resources currently flow, where they are concentrated, and politically acknowledge histories of extraction and exploitation. Numun Fund draws on the breadth and depth of knowledge that already exists in social justice and feminist movements, and works to shift power and resources to feminist and women/trans-led groups, organizations and networks who engage with technology in their activism.

Numun Fund speaking at RightsCon Costa Rica 2023.

Channel Grants:

2022-24: Channel made a two year general operating support grant to the Numun Fund through the fiscal sponsorship of Women Win Foundation Inc. to support the Numun Fund mission to “mobilize and redistribute diverse resources for a growing ecosystem of feminist tech activism, in order to strengthen the power of social justice movements and build technology for the world we want.”

2021: Channel made a grant to the Numun Fund through the fiscal sponsorship of Women Win Foundation Inc. to support their launch and their mission to foster a “growing ecosystem of feminist engagement with technology,” and particularly their work in the coming year providing the initial support and sustainability for “seeding and sustaining technological infrastructures for feminist activism, organizations and movements.

Numun is the Sumerian word for “Seed.” The Sumerians (from what is now southern Iraq) had the earliest known writing and arithmetic systems in the world from 6000 years ago. The Numun Fund honors the fact that art, literature, science and technology has flourished across the world, and have been led by communities in the Global South for a very long time.