Nearly 7,000 miles separated sexuality and gender activist Mariam Gagoshashvili in Tbilisi, Georgia, and the Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights (UAF) offices in Oakland, California. But in a matter of hours, the rapid-response grantmaker was able to mobilize and provide her organization, the Women’s Fund in Georgia, a lifeline during a time of dire need.

Like many LGBT rights organizations, the Women’s Fund in Georgia experiences frequent opposition and harassment. In 2013, the...


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