Black Led Organizing Grant. 2 year grant of $15,000/year for a total of $30,000.  Please note grant checks will be disbursed in June 2021. 

Please contact Sharde if you questions about your organization’s eligibility or if this grant is a good fit for your work. If you have not applied to or received a previous Social Justice Fund Giving Project Grant, please email or schedule a call with us before you start your application. 

Key dates (dates may shift as the process moves)

  • Application due: September 2020
  • Materials update: October 2020
  • Site visit notification: January 2021
  • Decisions made: May 2021
  • Checks disbursed: June 2021

This grant will support Black led groups that are working to dismantle anti-Black racism and organizing towards Black Liberation across the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West. For this grant, we will be considering organizations led by members who are descendants of the African Diaspora (Black, African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean etc). Through this grant, we will support the dismantling of anti-Black systems as well as the building of new, imaginative systems that help achieve a world where Black communities are protected, honored, and thriving.

There are many facets of undoing anti-Black racism, and examples of this type of organizing include: mobilizing against prisons and the criminalization of Black people, countering the financial exploitation of Black communities, working to end anti-Black violence, ending surveillance of Black communities, and so on. We do not hold a definitive idea of organizing towards Black Liberation but some examples include: projects that improve the quality of life of Black folks, facilitating healing work, building food sovereignty, establishing land trusts, teaching and learning decolonized medical practices, promoting Black cultural practices, establishing community control of institutions and local decision making, building up Black civic engagement, and so on. 

To be eligible, groups must meet all other SJF eligibility criteria, have at least 51% Black leadership on their Board, steering committee, or other leadership body and must be explicitly working to effect systemic change. Organizations who apply for this grant must center Black communities, and have majority Black participants throughout their programming and activities. 

Begin your application through our online grants portal

Forced Migration and Displacement Grant. 2 year grant of $15,000/year for a total of $30,000. Please note grant checks will be disbursed in June 2021. 

Please contact Bana if you questions about your organization’s eligibility or if this grant is a good fit for your work. If you have not applied to or received a previous Social Justice Fund Giving Project Grant, please email or schedule a call with us before you start your application. 

Key dates (dates may shift as the process moves)

  • Application due: August 2020
  • Materials update: October 2020
  • Site visit notification: January 2021
  • Decisions made: May 2021
  • Checks disbursed: June 2021

This grant will support organizations working to stop forced migration and displacement due to gentrification, colonialism, anti-immigration policies, eviction & foreclosure, environmental racism, and climate change. Marginalized people are constantly pushed out of their homes and communities through heterosexist and cis-sexist policies and practices, anti-immigrant legislation and xenophobia, racism, and gentrification. This contributes to the houselessness crisis and prevents people from accessing stable, safe housing. Organizations who apply must have leadership bodies representing the communities most impacted and centering people who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Through this grant, we will support organizers working to build a world where immigrants, LGBTQIA folks, people who are Black, Indigenous, and other people of color have safe housing, political power, and economic investment in their neighborhoods. 

Some examples of this type of organizing include: establishing land trusts, cooperative economics systems, collective housing, protecting immigrant rights, civic engagement, organizing against mass deportation/detention, direct action against eviction, renters rights education/empowerment, resource mobilizing to counter houselessness, land sovereignty organizing, and so on. 

Begin your application through our online grants portal

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