2020 Grant Opportunities
Seed Grants (Deadline: end of each month, rolling) – one time grant. Small general operating grants 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. Please contact Magan Do with questions and/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!
Rapid Response (Deadline: end of each month, rolling) Small project specific grants of $2,000 to help grassroots organizations using a community organizing approach to respond quickly to the changing political climate with actions and/or strategies that could not have been anticipated. Please contact Magan Do with questions and/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!
Applications are now open and available through our new grant portal. SJF is migrating to a new grants portal where we will accept all future grant applications. All previous grant information will be migrated to the new portal. If you have not already, please visit our login page to set up your organization’s account. In the meantime, you will still be able to access your past grant information through your Project Central account.
Forced Migration and Displacement grant. 2 year grant of $15,000/year for a total of $30,000.
Deadline EXTENDED: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 3:30pm PT
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.
Black Led Organizing grant. 2 year grant of $15,000/year for a total of $30,000.
Deadline EXTENDED: Wednesday September 23, 2020 at 3:30pm PT
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.
Eradicating Anti-Blackness & COVID-19 Recovery grant. 2 year grant of $15,000/year for a total of $30,000.
Deadline: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 3:30pm PT
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.