We aim for a world where borders become a place for meeting and exchange, and societies acknowledge and enjoy their diversity. For that, we prioritize our support for those who work first-hand to improve their lives, and simultaneously work to engage a broad range of social actors to spark this change. Three flagship programs support our mission:
Safe Passage Fund+
We give financial and organizational support to local grassroots
initiatives to support migrant communities so that they have the
resources to stand for their rights and rebuild their lives with
dignity. Our main funding+ lines are Movement-Building Capacity,
Migrant Leadership, and Women & Gender-Diverse Leadership, with which
we resource groups with few other funding opportunities to build
initiatives and organizations that stand for their rights and allow
them to rebuild their lives with dignity.
The Fund+ works as a low-barrier and flexible funding accompanied by skill-building support for grassroots initiatives. It includes a basic application process that, if successfully approved by our board, leads to financial support as well as trainings, exchanges, networking, skill-sharing, and more. Projects like welcome centers, advocacy campaigns, mutual support groups, psychological counseling and coordination gatherings are some of the forms of grassroots organizing that we support.
Safe Passage Hub
As networking is often essential for many grassroots groups to develop
effective change-making strategies and sustainable infrastructures,
with this program we support and facilitate cross-cultural,
cross-border dialogues where initiatives mutually learn from each
other and shape our collective movements. With our hub, our aim is to
support the diverse ecosystem of organizations and individuals to
become supportive, mutually aligned and cohesive.
Concretely, we organize in-person and online gatherings for skill-sharing exchanges and mutual learning across borders, so that grassroots social actors can think alongside one another and be introduced to other organizations that work in the field.