All Giving Project grants are for general operating funds. Applicants for all grants must meet our basic eligibility criteria, at page 3-4 of our 2018 Grant Guidelines.

Here’s how to apply.

Criminal Justice Grant

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Coalitions & Alliances Grant

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Environmental Justice Grant

  • (Deadline: August 23rd, 2018 5:00pm PST) — Two-year grant of $10,000 per year. The Environmental Justice grant will support organizing work that aims to achieve equitable access to a clean and healthy environment for frontline communities most impacted by environmental racism, climate change, and environmental injustice, especially the spaces where communities live, work, learn, play, pray, and heal. This grant will fund rural and urban organizations working at the intersection of environmental, racial, and economic justice to create sustainable, self-determined and just communities. Environmental justice work can include, but is not limited to, access to clean and healthy food, water and air; affordable and healthy housing, addressing neighborhood blight, just transition and climate resilience work, etc.
  • For more information, please contact Project Manager: Magan Do

Gender Justice

  • Deadline: September 6, 2018 at 5:00pm PST) — Two-year grant of $10,000/per year. This grant will focus on community organizing at the intersection of gender, race, and sexuality, which works for a world where all people — especially women, girls, transgender and gender non-conforming people — are able to identify and express their gender and sexual orientation without fear, discrimination or harm, and have the economic, social, and political power and resources to make healthy decisions for themselves, their families and their communities in all areas of their lives. For more information, please contact Project Manager: Melody Martinez

Black Led Organizing Grant

  • (Deadline: September 13th, 2018 at 5:00pm PST)  Two-year grant of $10,000/per year. This grant will support community organizing led by and for Black communities and communities of African descent who are working to end anti-Black racism and discrimination, support and invest in Black leadership, and sustain movements for Black liberation to achieve a world where Black lives are no longer systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. This grant will therefore fund and help sustain the momentum of groups who are organizing to build power for Black communities and improve the quality of Black life in the Northwest. To be eligible groups must meet all other SJF eligibility criteria, have at least 51% Black leadership on their Board, steering committee, or other leadership body and must be explicitly working to effect systemic change. For more information, please contact Project Manager: Karen Toering

Rapid Response Grants 

Rapid Response & Seed Grants are awarded monthly, February through November. The application deadline is rolling but we encourage you to turn in your application by the 1st of the month. The grantmaking committee meets on the 15th of each month to review all applications received by the 1st of that month and award grants. You will be notified within 4-6 weeks from when you apply. These grants have different criteria; please click on each to learn more.

  • (Rolling deadline, open Feb-Nov 2018) – The Rapid Response Grant provides fast, small grants of $2,000 to help local communities respond and act quickly to emergency and urgent situations connected to the changing political climate with actions and/or strategies that could not have been anticipated. For more information please contact Grant Manager, Magan Do.

Seed Grants 

  • (Rolling deadline, open Feb-Nov 2018) – Seed Grants are small grants of $2,000 to support new and emerging groups (we define as 3 years old or younger) that are developing their community organizing work but might not yet meet all the qualifications for SJF’s standard grants. For more information please contact Grant Manager, Magan Do.

Other Funding Resources:

A list of other funders who have funded our grantees in the past (last updated Summer 2017):