17 Oct 2020

Awarded COVID-19 Emergency Grant

PSYDEH has been selected by our USA-UK partner GlobalGiving for an emergency grant from their Coronavirus Relief Fund. This donation will help us to plan and produce a six-mechanism project to support vulnerable women partners, their organizations, and their communities in Mexico to manage and recover from COVID-19. 

Launched in late-spring 2020, GlobalGiving’s $12 million USD fund is invested in organizations like PSYDEH, those that are deeply rooted in local communities, best positioned to lead long-term plans to stop COVID-19, as well as build stronger response capacities in communities around the world so that we are all better equipped to face future outbreaks. Funds are directed to stopping the virus’s spread and help nonprofits act quickly and protect the most vulnerable. And, as the situation evolves, they will transition to supporting longer-term recovery and education efforts run by local, vetted organizations. 

PSYDEH is selected for this grant because of our leadership role in GG’s nonprofit global and Mexican networks, our community-led development-oriented, impact-focused work with vulnerable Mexican women and their communities, and our 2020-2021 efforts like our COVID-19 public information campaign designed to offer trustworthy information in English, Spanish and indigenous languages for rural communities in Mexico and beyond. Regarding our 2021 work, this funding will be integrated with other investments pursued from Mexican and global partners to help us to produce the multi-mechanism program; it will be our most ambitious fieldwork ever, produced in collaboration with vulnerable women to help their families and communities rebuild during and after COVID-19. See this news item for more details.

See this article for more on PSYDEH’s community-led development model. GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits. GlobalGiving makes it possible for locally-led organizations around the world to access the tools, training, and support they need to become more effective. Learn more at GlobalGiving.org.


PSYDEH is a non-profit civil association, which was formed by the initiative of a group of young women from the municipality of Santiago Tulantepec in the State of Hidalgo. PSYDEH is committed to working with and for the most vulnerable communities in the region through the promotion of a Sustainable Human Development.