News From GFAN |

Dear GFAN Family,

It has been a difficult few months for the GFAN Secretariat and with heavy hearts we wanted to share the news with you that our parent organization, ICSS (International Civil Society Support), is currently in the process of winding up operations and it has a scheduled closing date for operations of 30 November. 

We wanted to let you know that GFAN will be moving on 16 October to the New Venture Fund (NVF) as a temporary home while a strategic and more permanent host organization is sought for early 2021.  The GFAN staff team that will be moving with GFAN to NVF are Katy Kydd Wright, Sive Stofile, and Tara Hogeterp.

We have some slight shifting of responsibilities and roles amongst our team and we ask for your patience as we adjust to our new temporary home, and in our search for a permanent host. 

Our new emails addresses and titles are as follows:

  • Katy Kydd Wright, Director:  katy @ 
  • Sive Stofile, Grants Management and Operations: sive @ 
  • Tara Hogeterp, Communications: tara @ 
  • If you are not sure who to reach out to: gfan @ 

We are excited for the next steps for GFAN and 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of this network that you have been a part of building with us.  We are hoping to find a way to mark that special occasion, despite the difficulties in gathering in person at this time.  We look forward to working with you over the next months and for years to come.