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2022 Giving Projects and Grant Panels

The 2022 Rural Community Organizing Grant One time grant of $15,000

Deadline: Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 by 11:59PM PST

This grant cycle 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. We will also prioritize organizations with budgets under $500,000 and organizations with leadership (at least 51%) from Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities.


Rapid Response & Seed Grants and other rolling grants

Rapid Response Grants One time grant of $3000

Deadline: Rolling, submit by the 30/31st of the month

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. To apply for a Rapid Response Grant, please make an account and submit your application through our Foundant Grant Portal.

Seed Grants One time grant of $5000

Deadline: Rolling, submit by the 30/31st of the month

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. To apply for a Seed Grant, please make an account and submit your application through our Foundant Grant Portal.


These deadlines have passed, but RFPs are here for reference

The 2022 Base Building grant 5 year grant of $50,000/year for a total of $250,000

Deadline: Friday, February 18, 2022 at 3pm PT 

This grant will support base building strategies across our region and is open to organizations that have previously received an SJF Giving Project grant. We understand base building as a community organizing tactic that grows the breadth and depth of people who share a vision for social justice and who develop and execute the organizing strategies to make that vision a reality. With strong base building organizations as part of our ecosystem, our movements have more leadership and more power to change policies, transform culture, and build new models and institutions — and to defend and maintain those victories over time.

The 2021 Displaced Tenant’s Fund for Housing Justice and Affordability One time grant of variable amount, $250,000 – $1,000,000

Deadline: Monday, August 23, 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. 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.