SWDC - Sex Work Donor Collaborative



"Funding sex worker activism is no longer taboo"
Photo Credit: Vera Rodriguez, Red Umbrella Fund. All rights reserved.

Photo Credit: Vera Rodriguez, Red Umbrella Fund. All rights reserved.

Nadia Van Der Linde, Coordinator of the Red Umbrella Fund (a member of the Sex Work Donor Collaborative), shares a blog post written by her that first appeared in the Anti-Trafficking Review and is now published in Open Democracy’s Beyond Trafficking and Slavery.

Read the blog post here.

Christian Giraldo
Call for Consultants for Research Project on Making a Case for Increasing Funding to Sex Workers' Rights is now open!

The Sex Work Donor Collaborative is excited to launch a call in search of a consultant or team of consultants to explore the key data needed to make a case to increase funding for sex workers' rights.

To learn more about this opportunity to support the increase in the quality and quantity of funding for sex workers’ rights, please read our official Call for Consultants.

The deadline to submit your expression of interest is 23.59 East Africa Time, Wednesday, 7th August 2019.

Christian Giraldo
Red Umbrella Fund's Call for Applications is now open

The Red Umbrella Fund is now accepting grant applications!

Here’s some basic information about who is eligible for a grant from RUF:

What we fund

The Red Umbrella Fund provides funding to sex worker-led organisations and networks that are:

1. based in any country in the world;
2. registered or unregistered;
3. led by women, men and/or trans.

Our criteria

If you wish to apply, your group, organisation or network must fulfill each of the following three criteria:

1. Be led by sex workers for the benefit of sex workers.
2. Be committed to connect to and strengthen the sex workers’ rights movement
3. Agree with all the principles of the Red Umbrella Fund.

The deadline to submit your application is July 31st, 2019.

Christian Giraldo
Sex Worker Giving Circle 2019 Call For Proposals Now Open

The Sex Worker Giving Circle (SWGC) is very excited to announce the launch of its 2019 call for proposals - The SWGC Fellows plan to make at least $300,000 in grants this year to organizations that are by-and-for sex workers across the US, including 2-year grants.

About the Sex Worker Giving Circle
The Sex Worker Giving Circle (SWGC) launched in the spring of 2018: it is the first-ever sex worker-led fund housed at a U.S. foundation. The SWGC was created because sex workers are best positioned to confront and transform the oppressive conditions of their own lives. However, movements led by sex workers and people with experience in the sex trade are critically under-resourced despite increasing political attacks. 

The SWGC is a cross-class, multiracial, intergenerational giving circle made up of a group of Fellows who are women, queer, and trans folks with current or past experience in the sex trade. The Fellows make all high-level funding decisions and funding recommendations.

Christian Giraldo