Eradicating Anti-Blackness & COVID Recovery grant 

To qualify for funding, organizations must also meet our basic eligibility. Please contact Magan if you have 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 Grant, please schedule a call with us before you start your application.

  • Due: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 3:30pm PT
  • Expected Disbursement: late November 2020
  • Expected grant amount: $15,000/year for two years. Total of $30,000

In the past four months, COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter uprising have exposed even more plainly the many places where society is failing Black, Indigenous and other people of color. The pandemic has been especially catastrophic for trans folks, people with disabilities, low-income and essential workers, and people living in areas with less access to life-saving resources, many of whom have risen up to fill these gaps with their limited resources. With the effects of COVID-19 setting in, grassroots organizers are thinking and planning beyond this moment to address the long-term impacts on their communities. 

Social Justice Fund is offering this grant to move necessary financial resources to organizers addressing the short-term impacts of COVID-19 and planning for the long haul. We are excited to fund organizations that serve Black, Indigenous, Pacific Islander folks, and other communities who do not typically receive as much funding from philanthropy as others. It is especially important for us to support organizations that are not just working against the current system but also imagining and building a new world that centers the joy, safety, and success of historically marginalized people.

Addressing the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19 could include:

  • Mobilizing against prisons and the criminalization of BIPOC
  • Working to end anti-Black violence, ending surveillance of communities
  • Organizing led by Black trans women
  • Creating cooperative economics systems
  • Organizing for health systems & health care 
  • Building food sovereignty, establishing land trusts, collective housing 
  • Teaching and learning decolonized medical practices
  • Building up civic engagement in Black, Indigenous, and POC communities
  • Renters rights
  • Supporting worker’s rights and worker organizing 

Begin your application through our online grants portal

 


Forced Migration and Displacement Grant

  • Expected Disbursement: June 2021
  • Expected grant amount: $15,000/year for two years. Total of $30,000

To qualify for funding, organizations must also meet our basic eligibility. Please contact Bana if you have 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 deadline EXTENDED: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:30pm PT
  • 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

 


Black Led Organizing Grant

  • Expected Disbursement: late November 2020
  • Expected grant amount: $15,000/year for two years. Total of $30,000

To qualify for funding, organizations must also meet our basic eligibility. Please contact Sharde if you have 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 deadline EXTENDED: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:30pm PT
  • 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,organizing led by Black trans women,  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