Since its launch in 2019, the Resilience Fund has supported over 200 projects from 149 individuals and organizations in 50 countries across the five continents. The organizations and individuals that have benefited from grants work in diverse settings affected by organized crime, all building community resilience and pushing for change at the grassroots level.
Who we support
Community resilience groups
Characterized by their direct engagement with communities, local NGOs and foundations, youth and women collectives, faith-based organizations, and other grassroots initiatives. These organizations are supported to enhance their responses to organized crime.
Embodying the efforts of investigative journalism to expose and investigate organized crime, the Resilience Fund supports media houses, journalism organizations and initiatives, journalism networks and independent publications.
Curbing systemic assimilation of children into crime, while inversely increasing their social, economic, and political empowerment. The program is tailored to target children in both informal urban and rural areas across Kenya, facilitating reforms and psychosocial support within informal settlements that are exposed to proliferation of small arms and drugs, and high rates of gang-related crime.
Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA)
Conducting a situational analysis on gender-based violence in mining areas of Geita and Shinyanga Regions. Conducting a validation workshop to present finding to stakeholders and set up the basis to improve the working conditions of women in the mining sector and prevent harms associated to illegal mining.
Cape Flats, South Africa
Where Rainbows Meet
Empowering troubled, disadvantaged, and abused youth in Vrygrond and surrounding settlements, by equipping them with new life, professional, and interpersonal. Preventing youth participation in gangs, criminal activities, and drugs abuse by enhancing safe spaces and promoting educational support for youth.
Kwale County, Kenya
Teens Watch Centre
Raising awareness about the challenges posed by illicit drugs and promoting community-based intervention towards harm reduction services for people who use drugs in Kwale county, Kenya. Increasing responses to drug abuse through the creation of dialogue platforms for civil society organizations, and a policy brief on the solutions that could be used to tame it.
Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta
Reinvigorating the indigenous Own Justice rights protected under the Colombian constitution as a key tool to fight the reconfiguration of armed conflict in indigenous territories. Strengthening Own Justice systems to halt the advance of illegal mining and criminal actors’ presence through community participation strategies.
Fundación Color Esperanza
Providing safe spaces, new learning scenarios and citizen skills through youth leadership and educational support that can expand youth's capacities to be agents of change. Delivering effective tools to address growing sociocultural conflicts, aggression, and criminal behaviour by developing the identity of at-risk youth in personal, familial, community and professional environments.
Fundación Paz y Bien
Training women in Cali as family advisers to promote community building and the protection of children and youth, in territories highly affected by gang violence and criminal activity. Mitigating community conflicts and supporting juvenile reinsertion processes through the intervention of women as agents of change.
Expanding awareness of disappearance cases in the state of Guerrero through the construction of new narratives and the visibility of victim’s voices. Prioritizing and highlighting victims’ demands to various society and government actors using art and collective creation as a tool.
Voices of Community Action and Leadership (VOCAL)
Supporting people who use drugs in accessing treatment and healthcare services, safe spaces, and information platforms. Creating awareness and empowering this community to overcome drug abuse challenges through alternative sources of income.