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In response to coronavirus/COVID-19, Social Justice Fund launched an emergency fund to support Social Justice Fund grantees working to respond to the crisis. Initial grants are $3,000 and can support a variety of strategies to meet community needs and support mutual aid.

We understand that low-income families and individuals, service workers, business owners, API and  BIPOC communities are disproportionately impacted by the crisis. Community organizing is essential at this moment to counter racism and xenophobia, as well as to provide care, share resources, and ensure the most vulnerable populations can stay safe. 

For more updates on how SJF is responding to COVID-19, please visit our news page. Go here to donate to the fund.

Request Form: COVID-19 Crisis Fund Request Form

Grant Amount: $3,000

We will be reviewing requests on an ongoing basis. You should hear updates on your request within a week.  For questions on this funding opportunity, please contact

Eligibility & Criteria

  • Must be a previous grantee of Social Justice Fund
  • Priority for BIPOC-led grantees
  • We can only fund one request from each grantee at this time, but check back for future funding 


  • Individuals – we can fund organizations that can make payments to individuals, but we are unable to fund individuals at this time
  • Coalitions – please have a previous grantee from your coalition apply on behalf of the coalition

This crisis fund is intended to be more narrowly focused and faster (weekly instead of monthly) than our ongoing Rapid Response Fund, but those funds are still available. 

Please apply for Rapid Response funds if you are responding to an unanticipated need that is not related to COVID-19 OR you have not been previously funded by SJF. To review the full criteria and apply, visit our Grant Portal.

Request Form: COVID-19 Crisis Fund Request Form


SJF is committing general operations funds and getting matching fund from other foundations. You can also support by donating here.