Since 2018, the Feminist Fund has been continuously supporting activities conducted by women, girls and non-binary, trans, queer, and intersex persons from all over Poland. We contribute financially to initiatives that change the world so that each of us can decide for themself, be free and safe!
So far, over 160 groups and organizations have benefited from our support, to which we have transferred a total amount of over PLN 3 milion. Thanks to our grant programs, you can receive money for the implementation of feminist initiatives, for sudden and urgent situations, as well as for the stable development of your organization.
It is the persons participating in the call for grants who mainly decide who receives the money from the Fund. We trust women’s, girls’, and feminist groups because they know best what action is needed.
At FemFund, I deal with social media and daily communication with our community. I completed my master’s degree in Cultural Encounters & Communication in Denmark, and before that I studied Polish philology with anthropological and cultural specialization at the Jagiellonian University. In my spare time, I like to bake sourdough bread and cook vegan food for others. I dream of someday, in the distant future, creating a place where cooking and eating together will be a space of activism and dialogue. I come from Ostróda, I live in Copenhagen.
At FemFund, I deal with administrative and financial matters, from signing contracts, through cooperation with accountants, to the purchase of a megaphone. I’m also an anti-discrimination and WenDo self-defense trainer. For years I have been involved in activism in Warsaw. I am a queer person with a strong identity from the Polish borderland – I was born and raised in Cieszyn. It was from this multicultural city, with a detour through Gliwice, that I brought openness and sensitivity to diversity to Warsaw. In my free time I mainly read (50 books a year have been my standard for some time) and take care of potted plants.
At FemFund I work in the grant program, I deal primarily with MiniGrants and relations with Grantees. I’ve been involved with the third sector my entire professional life. I worked, among others, as anti-discrimination and social skills trainer, project coordinator, organization manager, and animator. Working at FemFund is a return to my feminist commitment, from which I started my activist and professional journey, and a possibility of bringing to life the values that are important to me. I’m a founding member of the Anti-Discrimination Education Society. I’m a seasonal, sometimes-practicing outdoor movementist. In the summer I swim on SUP, in the winter I watch TV shows. I believe in the power of immersion in icy water. I live in Warsaw with my cat Helena, I come from Legionowo.
At FemFund I deal with grants, especially Feminist Emergency Service and longer cooperation with groups after the implementation of the MiniGrant. On a daily basis, I make sure that the money for feminism goes to the right place quickly and efficiently, and besides, I develop relations with the Grantees, which means I talk a lot on the phone. I am also a member of the FemFund’s Board. My heart is halfway between activism and education – for many years I worked as an anti-discrimination trainer and dealt with education for diversity and equality, among others, at the Polin Museum and the Center for Civic Education. For pleasure, I ride a bicycle, play the trumpet, and fantasize about the end of the patriarchy. I am from Osiedle Przyjaźń in Warsaw.
At FemFund, I deal with financial coordination and strategy – from creating Excel files and analyzing documents to making life easier for the team through improvements. I work in feminist funding out of curiosity and passion to understand difficult things. I’m an activist, an ex-politician, a financial educator. I worked as a risk analyst and financial crime specialist, I’m a political scientist by training. I identify myself as a non-binary pansexual. In my spare time, I read books in a hammock and cook extravagant vegan dishes. Most of my life I have lived in Katowice, I am a Silesian by heart and by choice. I live with Węgiel (Coal), who is the cat of my life.
At FemFund I work in the grant team, where I deal with planning grant programs, participatory decision-making models, and relations with Grantees – especially as part of Power Grants and Feminist Emergency Grants. I am also a co-founder of the Fund and a member of the Board. I am a political scientist by education, I also studied Gender Studies and Nonviolence Agreement postgraduate. I worked, among others, at Batory Foundation, Ocalenie Foundation, Center for Civic Education. I gained my activist experience in the Women’s Agreement of 8 March, co-organizing Manifa in Warsaw, as well as in collectives acting for refugees. From time to time, I work as an anti-discrimination trainer, author of materials on gender equality in education, as well as an educator and animator of nature. I spend my free time in the woods, on a bike, or with a book. I’m from Krosno.
I am the originator, author of the concept, co-founder, and Board member of the Fund. At FemFund, I deal, among other things, with international cooperation with institutional donors and partner organizations, as well as caring for the development and financial security of FemFund. I am an intercultural psychologist, involved in the development of participatory and progressive philanthropy in Poland (FemFund), in Europe (FundAction) and in the world (Fenomenal Funds). In my free time, I regenerate in an interspecies non-heteronormative family (two persons and two dogs), practice slow jogging and draw strength from contact with nature. I was born in Baghdad, raised in the suburbs of Warsaw, I have lived in Muranów in Warsaw for years.
I am a co-founder and Board member of the Fund. At FemFund, I primarily deal with evaluation and management work. I am a sociologist and social researcher; I work and lecture at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences of the University of Warsaw. I am lesbian. I live in Warsaw, sometimes in Kraków, I take care of my dog Hańcza – walking together takes up a large part of my free time. I come from Bydgoszcz.
At the Feminist Fund I am responsible for individual fundraising and communications. I like to call myself a creative project-managing strategist. I used to work for local government and commercial clients. I love South-Eastern Asia, and – especially! – Japan. I practice movement in harmony with the breath and adore nature. I arrived to Warsaw from my hometown of Wronki via Poznań and Kraków, and this is most definitely not my final moving decision.
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, Ph.D.
Writer, feminist, social activist, co-founder of the MaMa Foundation, Ph.D. 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.
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.
Sociologist, anti-fascism activist, trade union activist supporting new members.
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.
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.
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.
Lawyer, former Deputy Ombudsperson, author of several dozen publications with a focus on domestic violence, equal treatment, and discrimination.
Councelling supervisor, trainer and social animator, working every day in BORIS Association, also a member of NGO Trainers Association. Since 2004, working in capacity building for institions and organizations, informal groups, neighborhood’s communities and partnerships, supporting them in creating educational spaces which teach, empower and build relationships. Likes people and life.
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.
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.