MADRE is currently accepting proposals for the first cycle of its VIVA Girls Initiative to support the leadership, power, creativity, and organizing of girls around the world.



Eligible applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to apply for a VIVA Girls Grant (Financial Support):

  • Be a community-based group or individual that:
    • Works with girls and young women (up to age 30) who identify as Afro-descendant, disabled, Indigenous and/or LGBTIQ, and those from communities confronting climate crisis, war, conflict, disaster and their aftermath.
    • Is based in VIVA Girls geographic regions: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Pacific.
    • Is looking for financial support (a grant) for a community project that works to meet immediate needs and also creates solutions to community challenges.
    • Has an annual operating budget under $100,000 US dollars.
  • Plans to implement, or is currently implementing work that aims to:
    • Build a Just Peace - preventing, surviving, and recovering from war, to create lasting peace.
    • Advance Climate Justice - defending against climate crisis and advocating for just economic and environmental policies.
    • End Gender Based Violence - confronting abuses and creating protections for women, girls, and LGBTIQ people.

In addition to meeting all of the above criteria, priority will be given to:

  • Community-based groups or individuals that:
    • Are led by people who identify as girls or young women (up to age 30).
    • Are applying for grants (financial support) for the first or second time with little or no access to funding from larger donors.
How to Apply
  • Applications are accepted in Spanish, English, French, or Arabic.
  • Send your application via WhatsApp, Viber or Signal at +1 347-439-7393, email (, or physical mail to:
VIVA Girls Open Call
121W 27th St, Suite 301
New York City, New York 10001
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