2021 Grant Opportunities
The 2021 Displaced Tenants Fund 1 time grant, amount variable $250,000 – $1,000,000
Deadline: Monday, August 16, 2021 at 5pm PT
The Displaced Tenant’s Fund offers one time grants to support innovative models of affordable housing and capacity building strategies in line with the fund’s values and six key result areas: Affordability, Community Ownership, Tenant Enfranchisement, Disability Justice, Housing for People Who are Houseless, and Environmental Justice. Due to the origins of this funding, this grant is open to Seattle based groups and organizations.
The Displaced Tenants Fund for Housing Justice & Affordability (Displaced Tenants Fund for short) is a partnership between the Displaced Tenants for Accountability & Transparency (DTAT) and Social Justice Fund Northwest (SJF). The fund seeks to increase high quality, affordable, accessible, environmentally sustainable, and community-controlled housing for low-income tenants in the city of Seattle. We are currently inviting proposals from community-led efforts to create and maintain affordable housing as well as groups developing strategies for community control of land and housing that align with the values and key results ares of the Displaced Tenants Fund.
2021 Seed & Rapid Response grants are now open!
Seed Grants (Deadline: end of each month, rolling) One time grant, $4,000. 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.
Before applying, please review our requirements and eligibility criteria. You can contact Sewheat Asfaha 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) $2,000. Small project specific grants 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.
Before applying, please review our requirements and eligibility criteria. Please contact Sewheat Asfaha 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!
We do not currently have any open Giving Project or Grant Panel grants. Open grant opportunities will be updated here and on our “News” page when available.
The Innovative, Just, and Equitable Housing Momentum grant. 1 year grant of $15,000.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 3pm PT
Housing is a human right and yet many are denied this right. The COVID-19 pandemic and its short and long term impacts are only making this issue worse. It has also given us opportunities to build systems that support people’s wellbeing, including around housing equity and justice. This grant will fund organizing that pushes against housing injustice and/or that creates different, imaginative systems so that people experiencing housing instability have agency and power in where and how they live.
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.
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.