Rapid Response Grants

Rapid Response Funding can be requested any time of the year in response to an urgent need, and is processed quickly. These can be Emergency Grants, requested to respond to an immediate life-threatening risk, or Opportunity Grants, used by a human rights defender or group to take advantage of a unexpected opportunity.

Red Umbrella Fund does not provide emergency grants!

Here are some organizations that do provide rapid response grants; please see the individual site for information about their funding criteria and geographic region.

GLOBAL

Frontline Defenders: Security Grants Program

EIDHR Small Grants for Human Rights Defenders

Freedom House Emergency Assistance Programs

Protect Defenders

 

AFRICA

Urgent Action Fund-Africa

UHAI EASHRI (East Africa)

 

ASIA & THE PACIFIC

Urgent Action Fund: Rapid Response Program

Forum Asia (South Asia, South East Asia & Northeast Asia)

 

EUROPE, CAUCASUS & CENTRAL ASIA

Urgent Action Fund: Rapid Response Program

Emergency Support Fund for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

 

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN (SPANISH SPEAKING)

Urgent Action Fund-Latin America

 

NORTH AMERICA & THE CARRIBEAN (ENGLISH SPEAKING)

Urgent Action Fund: Rapid Response Program

Third Wave – Sex Worker Giving Circle: Mobilize Power Fund

 

For an extended list of regional emergency grant providers compiled by the International Human Rights Funders Group, please click here.