What is the Fund?

The Feminist Fund is the only institution in Poland providing support only to activities engaged in by women and girls from throughout Poland. We provide financial assistance to initiatives that help build a better world for all of us.

Our mini-grant calls for proposals are open to all ideas; any concept may be provided with implementation funding. The grant approval decision lies largely with women and girls – co-applicants themselves. We trust women’s, girls’ and feminist groups; they are top experts on what activities are needed.

We have a dream of a better world, with a place in it for all of us, regardless of where we live or come from, financial status, skin colour, degree of physical ability, health condition, gender identity, or psychosexual orientation. Intersexual, transsexual, queer, and non-binary persons are welcome to join Feminist Fund calls for proposals.

Do you want to learn more?

We invite you to read a brief summary of what happened in the first year of Fund’s activity. Please find below information about our most important activities in 2018.

 

The Team
Justyna Frydrych

Activist, anti-discrimination educator, feminist, former member of the March 8th Women’s Consensus (Porozumienie Kobiet 8 Marca) and co-organiser of feminist demonstrations (Manifas) in Warsaw, activist supporting refugee rights. Originally from Krosno.

Magdalena Pocheć

Cross-cultural psychologist by background, feminist engaging in the development of participatory and progressive philanthropy in Poland (FemFund), Europe (FundAction), and globally (FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund), co-author and co-editor of reports concerning the implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in Poland. Bisexual+. Originally from the suburbs of Warsaw.

Marta Rawłuszko

Sociologist, social researcher, feminist, co-founder of the Anti-Discrimination Education Society (AES). Lesbian. Author of the chapter on non-heterosexual women in the latest Campaign Against Homophobia report. Also working at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences of the University of Warsaw. Originally from Bydgoszcz.

Regular Contributors
Agata Kubis/.kolektyw

Believer in the involved objectivity of the lens rather than in objectivity itself. Has been running around the streets with a camera since her childhood. The streets are where most things happen.

Emilia Oksentowicz/.kolektyw

Photography is what she has always been most successful at, which is why she has stuck to it; supports herself by working for FemFund. Without a steady job at the moment; tries spending time thus gained by supporting feminist initiatives. Lives in co-shared collective quarters, keeps herself warm by heating an iron stove, feeds hens.

Martyna Tokarska/.kolektyw

Activist, camerawoman, pedagogue. Enjoys working in grassroot groups which cultivate relations developed within. Handles video projects for the Feminist Fund, connecting her to many wonderful people and diverse faces of feminism. Continuously learning to queer her reality, private and public alike.

Mona Szychowiak

Creative project-managing strategist. Used to work for local government and commercial clients. If deciding to work today – she chooses the third sector only. She arrived to Warsaw from her hometown of Wronki via Poznań and Cracow, and this is most definitely not her final moving decision. Loves Asia and yoga, adores nature, bakes leavened bread.

Andrzej Pietrucha

Fundraising coach and consultant. Graduate of the Faculty of History at the University of Warsaw, and of Charity Marketing and Fundraising (MSc) at the Cass Business School/City University. Singer in the Collegium Musicum choir of the University of Warsaw. Originally from Gliwice, born in Bytom.

Karolina Pomarańska

Project manager, CiviCRM implementation specialist, responsible for handling contact data and information flow processes in non-governmental organisations, providing assistance in discovering what may and ought to be done about them. Cat lady fond of sailing and crocheting.

Agnieszka Orłowska-Radziwiłł

Economist by background, long-term accountant, instructor of accounting classes and finance-and-accounting system operation courses. Non-governmental organisation supporter for many years, providing comprehensive accounting and HR support, and grant settlement assistance. Originally from Bolesławiec.

Michał Sepioło

Front-end-developer, owner of the Fix my page website service, programming supporter of cool social initiatives. Fan of slow philosophy and contemporary jazz.

Marianna Wybieralska

Designer of visual communication (co-operating mainly with non-governmental organisations), activist. Member of the Love Does Not Exclude (Miłość Nie Wyklucza) Association.

Consultation Council
Natalia Broniarczyk

Post-graduate student at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences of the University of Warsaw, activist, feminist, co-founder of the Abortion Dream Team, member of the March 8th Women’s Consensus (Porozumienie Kobiet 8 Marca).

Sylwia Chutnik

Writer, feminist, social activist, co-founder of the MaMa Foundation, post-graduate student at the Institute of Polish Culture of the University of Warsaw.

Professor Małgorzata Fuszara

Lawyer and sociologist, director of the Institute of Applied Social Sciences of the University of Warsaw, former Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment.

Magdalena Grabowska, Ph.D.

Sociologist, feminist working at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, co-founder of STER Foundation for Equality and Emancipation.

Kinga Lohmann

Historian, co-founder and director of the KARAT Coalition, involved in the feminist movement for over 20 years, representative of the Central and East European perspective in international organisations, including the UN and European Union.

Katarzyna Rakowska

Sociologist, anti-fascism activist, trade union activist supporting new members.

Natalia Sarata

Sociologist, feminist, anti-discrimination and herstorical educator, co-founder of the Women’s Space (Przestrzeń Kobiet) Foundation and Anti-Discrimination Education Society (AES), creator of the “RegenerAction” (RegenerAkcja) initiative for tired and burned-out activists. Lesbian. Originally from Szczawnica, 20 years in Cracow, currently in Warsaw.

Kasia Staszewska

Involved in work to support women, feminist movements, and international advocacy. Responsible for managing women’s rights programmes at Amnesty International and ActionAid in London; formerly working with women’s organisations in Uganda, Brussels, and Central and Eastern Europe. Author of numerous publications on women’s economic rights, female and feminist organisations funding, and preventing gender-based violence. Resident of Warsaw after many years abroad.

Maria Świetlik

Anthropologist of politicality, member of the Workers Initiative trade union, committee of non-governmental organisation employees; alterglobalist involved in actions for just and fair global relations.

Sylwia Spurek, Ph.D.

(membership suspended – Spring [Wiosna] political party campaign involvement)

Lawyer, Deputy Ombudsperson, author of several dozen publications with a focus on domestic violence, equal treatment, and discrimination.

Krzysztof Śmiszek, Ph.D.

(membership suspended – Spring [Wiosna] political party campaign involvement)

Lawyer, instructor of anti-discrimination laws and human rights laws of the Council of Europe, member of the European Network of Legal Experts in the Non-Discrimination Field, co-founder and honorary president of the Polish Society of Anti-Discrimination Law (PSAL).

Review Committee
Chaber

With the non-governmental organisation sector for over 10 years. Worked for over 10 years with the Campaign Against Homophobia, responsible for i.a. funding management, organisational management, work management, and fundraising. Treasurer on the boards of international organisations: LGBTI IGLYO and ILGA-Europe. Today, financial director of ILGA-Europe and treasurer at International Trans Fund – global fund supporting organisations and groups of transgender persons. Professionally primarily concerned with introducing rules of good governance, transparency, and financial compliance, and in improving the quality of co-operation between donors and grant recipients.

Aneta Kluszczyńska

Part of the non-governmental organisation community for many years, with a primary focus on financial settlement of EU, EEA and American funding. Not too fond of sharing private information… opting to remain slightly mysterious.

Aleksandra Muzińska

LGBT+ activist, board member and deputy chairperson of the Love Does Not Exclude (Miłość Nie Wyklucza) Association in the years 2016-2018. Committed to financial management at non-governmental organisations and social entrepreneurship development for over 9 years.

Partner Organisations

We are a member organisation of the Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds.

We are kindly supported by:

kontakt@femfund.pl 
tel. 736 060 436

KRS: 0000714824      NIP: 5272834934

 

Kodowanie: Michał Sepioło / FixMyPage   |   Projekt graficzny: Marianna Wybieralska   |   Zdjęcia: .kolektyw, Mateusz Dziekoński