The encounter with human suffering and injustice in the world challenges us to act. This is especially the case in a world where profit-orientated economic globalization is embedded in complex structures of political, economic and military power.
There is a need to support grassroots processes that can resist dominance and oppression (stop the bad), and that can develop alternative societies that improve life (build the new) on a systemic level. There are movements all around the world that are doing this on a daily basis.
Karibu therefore seeks to partner with organizations, networks and movements that are anchored in the Global South that are making strong and critical contributions to the development of societies and local communities that:
Karibu provides grants to organizations, networks and movements in the Global South that embody the following qualities in their struggle to create this new world:
Our grants are aimed at:
The projects that Karibu supports are generally related to the areas of mobilizing efforts, information, legislative and research efforts, bridge-building, dialogue, and capacity building.
We support projects that are strategically aimed at long-term social outcomes.
What we don’t support
Karibu does not give support to the regular operation of development projects, such as health, education, infrastructure and/or agriculture. We also do not support projects connected to an individual, such as scholarships for education. In addition, we rarely provide support to organizations or networks that are based in the Global North.