The Alliance for Gender Equality in Europe
is a donors collaborative supporting progress for gender equality and women’s rights in Europe.




Vision & mission

Our vision is a just and fair European society where gender equality is achieved for all people, especially women, girls, boys, men, and those who identify as LGBTQIA+ living in vulnerable situations. The Alliance supports the strengthening of small, frontline organisations working on gender equality in Europe that are working to improve the lives of individuals, ensure that they have equal access to opportunities and help them to live free from violence, while also addressing the underlying structures and power dynamics that uphold inequality and exclusion. We believe in a holistic approach where improving the lives of individuals goes hand-in-hand with pushing for systemic changes.





The Alliance is the only pooled fund focusing on gender equality in Europe. The initiative emerged from broad consultations with the women’s sector, including women’s funds, civil society organisations, and corporate and private donors. We engage a diversity of funders, whether they have experience giving to gender equality or not and facilitate collaboration, mutual learning and increased impact.

Grant making

The Alliance implements regular calls for proposals and their focus is discussed and agreed by members.

In our funding, we are committed to:

Supporting long term structural issues of gender equality in Europe such as gender-based violence, access to economic resources, access to education and training, environment and listening to the field to identify emerging issues.

Ensuring a geographic distribution of grants across Europe to underscore that there is a need to improve gender equality in all regions while responding to specific geographic needs.


The Alliance is committed to being a learning organisation engaging with the sector to strengthen our impact. This commitment unfolds with the following activities:

Funding +

Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation for systems change

External expertise




Call for proposals

The « 2021 fund for covid solidiraty » results

The “2021 Fund for Covid Solidarity”” has selected 13 organisations to support for a total of 600 000€.

These grantees come from 10 different countries (Croatia, Belgium, France, Hungary, Latvia, Italy, Spain, Greece, Czech Republic, Germany) distributed equally between Eastern, Southern and Northern Europe.

They work on issues such as violence against women, health and social protection (62%); access to economic resources, entrepreneurship and digital divide (23%); access to education and training (15%). 8/10 grantees are small organisation with an annual budget under 450 000€. They support a diversity of publics, mainly targeting the people living in the most vulnerable situations.

The grants are awarded for a year (January-December 2022) and provide either core support or project support.




The steering committee provides the strategic orientation and approves the final grants decisions. Chaired by the Fondation CHANEL, the current members are the King Baudouin Foundation, L’Oréal Fund for Women and Bodossaki Foundation.





The Alliance supports non-profit organisations working to improve gender equality in Europe through grant-making, capacity building and networking opportunities. Whenever the Alliance has a funding round, the call for proposals is published on this website as well as distributed through various channels. Please subscribe to our mailing list and follow us on LinkedIn to remain up to date.


The Alliance aims to mobilise the philanthropic community to support gender equality in Europe and establish a robust donors collaborative deepening the understanding of the most impactful ways to support the gender equality ecosystem.



26 novembre 2022

We are hiring a Program Officer

Background The Alliance for Gender Equality in Europe (the Alliance) was created in 2021 as a pooled fund to bring together diverse donors to support progress for gender equality and women’s rights in Europe and create positive, long-term change. The Alliance supports the strengthening of small, frontline organisations working on gender equality in Europe and […]
26 novembre 2022

Frontline organisations partner with the Alliance to fight against gender-based violence

Violence against women (VAW) is one of the most severe forms of gender inequality, underscoring the unequal distribution of power between men and women. Protecting victims and eradicating gender-based violence (GBV) is an important aim of the European Union, as well as part of the UN’s Strategic Development Goals,[1] paving the way for a more open and inclusive democratic society.



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