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

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ABOUT

THE ALLIANCE

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.

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OUR

ACTIVITIES

GRANT MAKING

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.

LEARNING

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

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OUR

GRANTS

Call for proposals

The Alliance runs regular call for proposals to select and fund organisations that align with its vision and mission. Since it started in 2021, it has run 2 open calls for proposals offering funding for a total of 4 070 000€:

  • 2021 COVID fund for solidarity
  • 2023 economic opportunities fund 

We currently don’t have any open call for proposals. You can subscribe to our mailing list to be informed of upcoming funding opportunities.

In July 2023, the Alliance for Gender Equality in Europe has selected 26 small and medium-size frontline organisations in 16 countries to receive 3.470.000€ in two-year grants as awardees of our 2023 economic opportunities fund. We will provide those organisations with grants up to 150 000€ and opportunities for networking, peer-learning and organisational development.

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Governance

STEERING COMMITEE

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.

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GET

INVOLVED

AS A CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATION

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.

AS A PRIVATE FOUNDATION

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.

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NEWS

20 July 2024

Integrating intersectionality into our grantmaking: A learning journey

In this post, we share our approach to intersectionality and our future goals of putting our values into action as part of a longer story of self-reflection, dialogue and learning.
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CONTACT

US

Address
Philanthropy House
Rue Royale 94
1000 Brussels – Belgium