Gender Equality

Grants supporting gender equality ensure that women's rights and equal participation, as well as the rights and participation of all genders, are integrated into new policies, laws, institutions, and government bodies.

Select Year

$16.0 Million
out of $267.9 Million
for all peace and security

Median Grant Size: $22,000

Top Funders

UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality
$2.3 M
Open Society Foundations
$1.7 M
National Endowment for Democracy
$1.6 M
$1.6 M
Ford Foundation
$1.3 M
Oak Foundation
$1.2 M
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$1.0 M
American Jewish World Service
$1.0 M
Comic Relief
$712.5 K
The Global Fund for Women, Inc.
$694.5 K
Mama Cash
$372.0 K
KIOS-The Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights
$253.8 K
Fund for Global Human Rights, Inc.
$246.0 K
Dreilinden, GmbH
$192.8 K
Kalliopeia Foundation
$160.0 K
Colombe Peace Foundation
$150.0 K
Urgent Action Fund - Africa
$132.9 K
Tides Foundation
$128.8 K
United States Institute of Peace
$119.9 K
Ploughshares Fund
$110.0 K
NoVo Foundation
$101.5 K
Unbound Philanthropy
$100.0 K
Channel Foundation
$78.7 K
Norwegian Human Rights Fund
$69.6 K
Mensen met een Missie
$64.3 K

Starting in 2014, the Open Society Foundations’ grants data is reported by and attributed to the individual legal entities that constitute the Foundations. Prior to 2014, grantmaking from these funders are collectively attributed to ‘Open Society Foundations’.


Regional Focus

Strategy Focus

Funding for General Support

8% $1,302,652 73 Grants = 25%

Sample Grants

  • American Jewish World Service
    awarded a grant for $5,000 to Union Régionale des femmes transformatrices et commerçantes de produits halieutiques Santa Yalla

    To elevate the leadership and participation of women in peacemaking efforts by running a women-led radio station that airs programs on the peacemaking process, women's rights, and gender issues in conflict.

  • NoVo Foundation
    awarded a grant for $30,000 to Donor Direct Action

    To support Syrian women's organizations to gather input from their constituencies and present this information in the Geneva II peace talks on the Syrian conflict.

  • Howard G. Buffett Foundation
    awarded a grant for $5,000,000 to International Women's Media Foundation

    For support for women journalists in conflict areas.