Since its launch in 2019, the Resilience Fund has supported over 25 individuals and organizations in more than a dozen countries. The Resilience Fund is expanding in 2020 by supporting more beneficiaries and the launch of the Resilience Fellowship to further support individuals. 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.
National Initiative against Organized Crime Pakistan / Pak Institute for Peace Studies
Creating a national strategy on combating transnational organized crime in Pakistan through community consultation, with a view to influencing policy makers and improving national implementation.
Arquidiócesis de Cali - Vicaría para la Paz y la Reconciliación
Promoting urban peace and supporting at-risk youth in neighbourhoods affected by social violence and gang presence through new leaderships, ethical life projects, co-existence agreements and social cohesion initiatives.
Bolstering civil society and municipal authorities in their stand against human smuggling and trafficking, through documenting civil society action against these organized crimes, and creating best practices for civil society activists across the region.
Liga Guineense dos Direitos Humanos
Supporting civil society resilience in the face of a surge in organized crime and drug trafficking, through creating an informed and critical public body of evidence and opinion.
Centre for Natural Resource Governance
Supporting community research and empowerment and policy advocacy on Zimbabwe’s illicit diamond trade, including engagement with mining communities, government and parliament.
Strengthening the advocacy and technical capacities of a network of families and organisations of missing persons in the region through team building, search techniques and advocacy campaigns.
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Derechos Humanos Integrales en Acción - DHIA
Responding to violence related to organized crime against migrants, refugees and asylum seekers including kidnappings for ramson, theft, extortion, and sexual harassment through information campaigns and shelter’s support.
Villa Nueva, Guatemala
JOVI / ARTISS / Festivales Solidarios
Engaging communities and designing programs for youth by reclaiming communal ownership of public spaces through arts, transforming the community into an active participant against criminal culture and towards peaceful environments.
Mobilizing communities to fight impunity and demand justice for assassinated and threatened journalists and creating investigative journalism networks for security training and experience sharing.