Channel Foundation Grants Advancing Women Rights & Combating Gender Inequality

The Channel Foundation promotes leadership in women’s human rights around globe by supporting organizations engaged in combating gender inequality. The foundation identifies and provides grants to organizations or projects that specifically champion women’s rights. It creates opportunities in order to ensure that women’s rights are respected, protected, and fulfilled.

The foundation envisions a world where women and girls have full access to the information, resources, training, and employment opportunities to overcome social, legal and economic barriers thus participating in decision making. Since 2006, Channel has sought to identify and provide grants to organizations or projects that specifically champion women’s rights.

Areas of interest

  • Ensuring women’s participation in conflict resolution and peace building
  • Advancing Indigenous women’s rights and leadership
  • Securing reproductive rights/justice
  • Overcoming legal inequality (including inheritance and resource rights)
  • Ending violence against women and protecting women human rights defenders
  • Promoting media reform and gender equality
  • Women’s leadership and human rights institutes

Focus Countries

Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Congo DR, Guatemala, Haiti, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Sri Lanka, Uganda, United States

Examples of Past Projects

  • Population, Poverty and Gender Equity – Global Fund for Women, Grassroots International, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health (PATH) and Women Waging Peace.
  • Conservation of biodiversity, protection of indigenous peoples land rights, sustainable economic development – Ashoka, MOPAWI, Pacific Environment/Sakhalin Environment Watch.
  • Indigenous people’s rights projects to support the recognition of the rights of women to self-determination and equal power within tribal community.
  • Human Rights projects – Grassroots Global Justice, Middle East Children’s Alliance, Ustawi and Veterans for Peace.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Organisations from the mentioned countries working to advance women rights are eligible to apply.
  • Individuals, service delivery projects, programs that promote religious beliefs and capital campaigns or electoral campaigns will not be funded.

How to apply

New proposals by applicants are considered by invitation only. Unsolicited proposals will not be accepted.

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