What is the Fund?

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

Our grant progammes are open to all ideas; any concept may be provided with implementation funding. The grant approval decision lies largely with co-applicants themselves. We trust women, 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.

We invite you to read a brief summary of what happened in the last year of Fund’s activity. Please find here information about our most important activities in 2021.

 

Ми з вами – Solidarity with Ukraine

As feminists, we fight for freedom from violence, for access to important resources and rights, and safety for each of us. Our actions supporting people in Ukraine and refugees in Poland are a manifestation of this struggle – you can read more at femfund.pl/en/ukraine/

Do you want to learn more?

If you want to know about our strategic goals for the future and read about our values and vision of the world we want to shape, download our Strategic plan.

The Team
Do Bregin

Anti-discrimination facilitator and WenDo women’s self-defence trainer, project coordinator cooperating with few activist collectives and NGOs: the Anti-discrimination Education Society and the Rural Development Foundation. Originally from Cieszyn and thus, from this multicultural town, via Gliwice, she brought her openess and sensibility to diversity to Warsaw (where Do lives now).

Ania Deryło

Social Media associate. She graduated from Cultural Encounters & Communication at RUC in Denmark, and previously studied Polish Philology with Cultural Anthropology specialization at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Apart from FemFund, she works in a restaurant. She likes to bake sourdough breads and cook polish vegan food for others. In the future, she dreams of creating a place where cooking and eating together will be a space for activism and dialogue. Ania lives in Copenhagen. She comes from Ostróda.

Małgorzata Dymowska

Feminist activist and organizer since late 90s., educator, and social animator involved in the development of non-governmental sector in Poland. She has co-created the Anti-discrimination Education Society (TEA) and has worked for the Office for Support of Social Initiatives BORIS, and for the  Rural Development Foundation. Kayaking lover and freak of ice-cold water swimming.

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.

Małgorzata Leszko

Educator, social animator and coordinator in the field of equality and diversity, as well as discrimination prevention. She has worked in Center for Citizenship Education and POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. She is also an active member of her local community in “Przyjaźń” Neighborhood in Warsaw and an amateur trumpet player.

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.

Mona Szychowiak

In the Feminist Fund she is responsible for individual fundraising and communications. 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, especially Japan, practices movement in harmony with the breath, adores nature.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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 2018-2019)

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

Krzysztof Śmiszek, Ph.D.

(membership 2018-2019)

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
Marta Henzler

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.

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:

Fioletowo-zielone logo z napisem Channel Foundation
Czarno-białe logo – napis Choose Love
Czarno-białe logo – napis Equality Fund i czarny łuk
Czarny orzeł i napis Federal Foreign Office oraz czarno-czerwono-żółty pionowy pasek
Koło głównie w odcieniach pomarańczowego i niebieskiego z trzema postaciami i napisem Fenomenal Funds
Logotyp – czerwono-pomarańczowy napis: filia.die frauenstiftung.
logotyp: czerwony jedna połowa to trójkąt, druga okręgi
logotyp: w środku koła GF CF
Logotyp Global Fund for Women – ciemno szary napis z fioletowym E
Logotyp: ciemno szary napis Guerrilla Foundation, pod spodem czerwony napis Act, Affect, Change, po lewej szaro-czerwone G
logotyp: litery w czarnym kolorze
Czarno-szary napis medico international i duże czerwone litery M i I
logo OAK - w "o" jest wpisana mapa świata
Logotyp – czarny napis Open Society Foundations
logotyp: linearny, geometyryczny kwiat z widoku z góry, po prawej nazwa organizacji
logotyp: nazwa organizacji
Czarny napis UUSC i czerwony romb z wyciętym gołębiem w locie
Czerwono-błękitny napis: Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights
Logotyp – czarny napis: Balagan. Between Warsaw and Tel Aviv

 

kontakt@femfund.pl  |  tel. 531 715 904  |  Wspólna 61/102, 00-687 Warszawa
NIP: 5272834934  |  KRS: 0000714824

Kodowanie: Michał Sepioło / FixMyPage, Piotr Chojnacki | Projekt graficzny: Marianna Wybieralska | Zdjęcia: .kolektyw