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Crimson banner with SJF's logo peeking up from the bottom depicting four people standing together in silhouette. Text reads SJFs 2022 Grant Opportunities

SJF is thrilled to announce our full slate of funding opportunities for the remainder of 2022! First and foremost, we want to thank our community of grantees, donor organizers, and supporters for informing our focus areas. Based on community feedback and organizational value priorities, our current and upcoming funding opportunities will center grassroots base building, rural community organizing in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, LGBTQ gender justice, and Native-led organizing in addition to our year-round Rapid Response & Seed Grants.

Opening next Monday, May 2 are the 2022 Rural Organizing Grant and Rapid Response & Seed Grants!

SJF serves a five state region and a significant proportion of our funding goes to large urban centers like Seattle and Portland. The Rural Organizing Grant will give some much-needed focus to rural, small-town, and reservation organizing communities in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Rapid Response & Seed Grants, available May-November, support organizing projects with short timelines and new and emerging grassroots collectives. We’ve increased the size of these grants, raising Rapid Response Grants to $3,000 and Seed Grants to $5,000!

Here’s how all of these grants will roll out:

Grant opportunities opening May 2

2022 Rural Community Organizing Grant | Open 5/2 , due 5/31 by 11:59PM PST

These one time grants of $15,000 will support community organizing that builds grassroots power in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, with priority given to organizations in rural (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau – all population, housing, and territory not included within an urbanized area or urban cluster), small town, and reservation communities. Click here to learn more and begin your application.

Rapid Response & Seed Grants | Open May – November, grants made monthly; submit by the 30th/31st of each month for consideration

Rapid Response Grants are small project specific grants of $3,000 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 learn more and begin your application.

Seed Grants are small general operating grants of $5,000 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 learn more and begin your application

Upcoming grant opportunities

Queer Justice Momentum Giving Project Grant | Summer 2022

These grants will support grassroots organizing led by and for LGBTQ communities. More details to come!

Native-Led Organizing Grant | Fall 2022

These grants will support grassroots organizing led by and for Native communities. More details to come!

Grants in progress

The 2022 Fund 4 the Frontlines Base Building Grant | In progress, applications closed

These grants of $250,000 ($50,000 a year for five years) will support grassroots base building strategies across our region. Applications opened on January 10 and closed on February 18. Our Base Building Grant committee (click here to meet the committee members!) of SJF grantees and other community members are currently reviewing applications, meeting with applicants, and democratically deciding the awardees. The awards announcement will be made in May.

We want to give a giant thank you to our community for continuing to donate and engage with our work — you are the reason we can do what we do!