Rise Up’s Rapid Response Grants are designed to support Rise Up Fellows and Team Members who are experiencing an urgent personal security threat. Rise Up will provide funds to members of our global network who are experiencing domestic violence or security threats relating to their work defending human rights, and whose situation has an element of urgency for their personal protection and security. Rise Up Fellows and Team Members may apply in English or in Spanish, on any day of the year, and are guaranteed a response within 72 hours. Funds can be wired within 3 days.

Applying to Rapid Response Fund

To complete the short application, please contact a Rise Up Staff member via email and copy info@riseuptogether.org.

  • Applications are strictly confidential, and information shared in the grant application will not be divulged to anyone except the grantmaking committee based in Oakland, California.
  • Although the application requests a description of the situation and plan of action, specific details are not required. We want to maintain confidentiality in difficult situations. The application requires basic information only. ·
  • The maximum grant request can be up to US $800.