The Freya Project is a fundraising reading series that unifies and uplifts women.

Freya Project Reader Iris Cohen

Freya Project Reader Iris Cohen


Our Mission

Founded in the wake of the 2016 election, The Freya Project strives to create an environment where women can support each other as empowered citizens of the United States.

We reach out to help organizations dedicated to preserving a safe space for the marginalized, frightened, and endangered among us — in every corner of our nation. 

Our Goal

First and foremost, our goal is to build a better world for anyone who identifies as female, to create spaces — even if they are only temporary — where loneliness, anxiety, and shame do not exist.

We do this by directly raising funds to support small nonprofit organizations who are fighting for women's rights across the country.

We believe in the transformative power of storytelling and the female voice. By supporting women doing the work in their communities, we can make real, substantive change in the years ahead.

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I cannot adequately express how surprised and deeply moved I was ... It's easy to feel all alone in the middle of the country, in the buckle of the bible belt. Your support means so much. We certainly have supporters in Arkansas, but we are in the minority.

— Ali Taylor, founder, arkansas abortion support network


Announcing our 2019 Grants to Readers

Naima Coster (front) & MIchele Filgate (reading), Freya Project Readers. Photo by Keira Chang.

Naima Coster (front) & MIchele Filgate (reading), Freya Project Readers. Photo by Keira Chang.

As part of our commitment to supporting female-identifying writers, we award unrestricted, $1,000 grants to writers. These grants, called Meret Grants after the Egyptian goddess of rejoicing, provide our former readers with essential support for their work.

In 2019, we also introduced our Juno Grant — an unrestricted $1000 grant to former readers who are also parents.

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019. Anyone who has participated in one of our readings is eligible to apply.


Upcoming Events

We’re currently planning more readings coming up in 2019 — stay tuned!

Akil Kumarasamy, Freya Project Reader

Akil Kumarasamy, Freya Project Reader


Support Our Work

Your donation to the Freya Project has immediate, meaningful impact. Every dollar raised goes directly to the organization we support that month. You can help us amplify the power of women's voices, and join us in raising money for the valuable work small, non-profit organizations are already doing across the country.

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