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We’re excited to announce that the 2021 Rapid Response & Seed grants are now open for applications! These grants allow us to respond quickly to the political climate, attacks, and opportunities, and to support new and emerging groups.
Before applying for either of these grants, read our eligibility criteria here. You can email Sewheat Asfaha with questions or schedule a call to talk about your eligibility — especially if this is your first time applying to Social Justice Fund, we’d love to talk with you!
The application deadline for both of these grants is rolling, but we encourage you to turn in your application by the 1st of the month. The grantmaking committee, a volunteer committee made up of grantee representatives and Giving Project alumni from around our region, meets on the 15th of each month to review all applications received by the 1st of that month and award grants. You will be notified of grant decisions within 4-6 weeks from when you apply.
What is a Rapid Response grant?
Rapid Response Grants are small project specific grants of $2,000 to help grassroots organizations respond quickly to the changing political climate with actions and/or strategies that could not have been anticipated. Click here to read more about the Rapid Response grant funding criteria, process, and timeline.
What is a Seed grant?
Seed Grants are small general operating grants of $4,000 to support new and emerging groups that are developing their community organizing work but might not yet meet all the qualifications for SJF’s Giving Project grants. Click here to read more about the Seed grant funding criteria, process, and timeline.
Apply for a Rapid Response or Seed grant here. (Scroll down to see the Rapid Response and Seed grant sections.)