The Freya Project is a fundraising reading series that unifies and uplifts women and non-binary people.
Founded in the wake of the 2016 election, The Freya Project strives to create an environment where women and non-binary people 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.
First and foremost, our goal is to build a better world for women and non-binary people, 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 voices of women and non-binary people. By supporting them and the work they do in their communities, we can make real, substantive change in the years ahead.
“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
As part of our commitment to supporting women and non-binary 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.
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 & non-binary people’s voices, and join us in raising money for the valuable work small, non-profit organizations are already doing across the country.