Fenomenal Funds is a feminist funder collaborative using a shared governance model and participatory grantmaking to support the resilience of women’s funds who are members of the Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds.

WE ARE
FENOMENAL

Fenomenal Funds is a feminist funder collaborative using a shared governance model and participatory grantmaking to support the resilience of women’s funds who are members of the Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds.

WE ARE
FENOMENAL

Fenomenal Funds is a feminist funder collaborative using a shared governance model and participatory grantmaking to support the resilience of women’s funds who are members of the Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds.

who we fund

A feminist funder collaborative – Fenomenal Funds is a feminist funder collaborative which aims to strengthen the resilience of women’s funds, with a focus on members of the Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds (INWF)

Our innovative model brings together four private foundations, four women’s funds, and the Prospera Secretariat to the table, with equal voice and power in decision-making on strategy and determining the distribution of resources to women’s funds.

OUR IMPACT

Women’s funds are feminist funding institutions that support the transformative work of feminist movements worldwide.
Women’s funds have a long track record of knowing where and how to support organizations working to achieve gender justice in their communities, countries, and regions. Today, they are reaching women’s rights movements in some of the most challenging contexts and are at the leading edge of the most pressing human rights issues.

Calala Women's Fund and Mediterranean Women's Fund meet as part of the Collaboration grants

41+

Women’s Funds

$16.1

million USD in grants to women’s funds

13+

Women’s Funds collaborations

5X

Increase in women’s funds resilience

GRANTMAKING

Collaboration Grants

In February, Fenomenal Funds kicked off Collaboration Labs, spaces curated to support women’s funds to come together, connect with each other, and decide what issue or topic to work on together over the next 12 — 18 months. The Collaboration Lab process was designed by our Advisory Committee that guides the Fenomenal Funds participatory grantmaking.

Resilience Grants

Follow the story of how women's funds decided to use the Resilience Grants and how our model supported their resilience by letting women's funds have equal voice to private foundations.

Voices

Learning in Partnership

Behind the scenes with Fenomenal Funds learning partner – the KIT Royal Tropical Institute team At Fenomenal Funds we see learning as an emergent, adaptive,…

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FemFund Poland on the power of Core Grants

“Staying flexible and responsive to what feminist movements truly need by offering core support is a profound gesture of genuine solidarity.” Magdalena Pochek, FemFund Established…

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PUBLICATIONS

This five-year initiative is guided by a strategy focused on four interrelated outcomes:

Women’s funds have the resources, systems, and practices to respond to the needs of gender justice movements.

Women’s funds deepen connection and collaboration to co-create strategies that will sustain a resilient feminist funding ecosystem.

Women’s funds use their collective voice to influence the agenda and flow of resources to gender justice movements.

We will leverage our model to influence philanthropy to shift power and resources to gender justice movements.

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