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SJF is pleased to announce the 2022 Queer Justice Momentum Giving Project Grant, open to queer-led grassroots organizations in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and/or Wyoming. Please read the following information carefully before beginning your application.

For more information about this grant opportunity, click here to email the SJF team.

Key details:

  • Grant amount: Two-year grants of $40,000 ($20,000 per year)
  • Eligibility: Organizations led by and serving LGBTQIA+ communities in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and/or Wyoming
    • Priority given to: Black, Indigenous, and people of color led organizations and/or organizations conducting most of their work/organizing in rural, small town, and/or reservation communities
  • Application open: June 16, 2022
  • Application deadline: Wednesday August 3, 2022 by 11:59PM PT
  • Informational webinars:
  • Application portal
  • Questions? Click here to email the SJF team.

What we will fund

Queer communities need our support NOW, with unrelenting attacks to reproductive justice and widespread surges in trans-antagonistic, anti-queer rhetoric, organizing, and legislation.

The 2022 Queer Justice Momentum Project will support building new and imaginative systems that help achieve a world where queer communities are protected, honored, and thriving. We hope to resource those working towards dismantling sexist, heteronormative structures and building practices and systems that protect and honor individuals and communities of different genders and sexual identities outside of the heteronormative binary. Through this grant, we hope to support organizers in working towards a world where LGBTQIA+ folks, fem(me)s, 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.

This grant will support groups led by LGBTQIA+ individuals, non-binary folks, and fem(me)s who are organizing against heterosexism, transmisogynoir, homophobia, cissexism, and working to build the liberation of groups who have been marginalized because of their sexual and/or gender identity in meaningful ways across Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. We will prioritize funding organizations with Black, Indigenous, and/or POC leadership, and/or who conduct most of their work in rural, small town, and/or reservation communities.

Some examples of organizing work that is eligible for this grant include: 

  • Resource mobilization for LGBTQIA+ folks
  • Establishing queer and nonbinary community spaces
  • Reproductive justice organizing
  • Leadership development programs for LGBTQIA+ individuals, nonbinary folks, and fem(me)s
  • Facilitating healing and wellness
  • Developing community restorative justice processes
  • Civic engagement
  • Organizing against gender based violence

What is a Momentum Giving Project?

The funding from this grant will be raised by an SJF Momentum Giving Project cohort. Momentum Giving Projects are designed to be responsive to the “movement moment” that is happening at the time. We recognize that our grantees are organizing — strengthening communities, training activists, building analysis, developing leaders, making change — all the time. But sometimes, a spark catches. Circumstances come together so that there’s new momentum and focused attention around a particular issue.

What is a Giving Project?

Click here to learn about Social Justice Fund’s Giving Project model.

Note for past recipients of Giving Project grants: Due to applicant feedback and organizational capacity, this grant cycle will not include the site visit process. In the spirit of our organizational values coupled with our upcoming strategic plan, we will revisit our grant application processes, sharing new information when it becomes available.


Eligibility

Eligible organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Nonprofit organizations, tribal agencies, or groups sponsored by a nonprofit organization or tribal agency
    • This grant can fund:
      • Organizations with 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 status as determined by the IRS
      • Federally recognized American Indian tribal government or agency
      • Organizations that are fiscally sponsored by 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 organizations or by federally recognized tribal governments
  • Organizations that carry out their work in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and/or Wyoming
  • At least 51% of organizational leadership identifying as members of the LGBTQIA+ communities
  • Organizations that work within SJF’s community organizing framework
  • Organizations with leadership of (at least 51% of the) people who are most directly affected by the issues that the organization or project is addressing

Priority

We will prioritize organizations in both the prescreening and final decisions process that:

  • Have leadership (at least 51%) from Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities

and/or

  • Conduct most of their work/organizing in rural, small town, and/or reservation communities

Grantmaking timeline

  • Application open: Wednesday, June 16
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, August 3 by 11:59PM PT
  • Prescreening completed by: September 15, 2022
  • Grants disbursed: December 5, 2022

How to apply

  1. Click this link to visit the application portal
  2. Click “Create new account” or log in if you already have an account
  3. If you need to create an account, you’ll be prompted to enter information necessary to establish a new account
  4. You’ll then be prompted to create a password and verify your email. After doing so, your account will be active
  5. Once you are logged in, the link to the application portal will deliver you to the application page
  6. Click the blue “Apply” button on the 2022 Queer Justice Momentum Giving Project Grant application; this will bring you to the application form
  7. Begin working on the application; save to return to the form later, submit only when you are finished

If extra support is needed, please review this help video.

Questions

If you’re not sure whether your organization’s work qualifies, or have any questions about this grant, please contact Lady Anderson via email at Grants@SocialJusticeFund.org at your earliest convenience.


*Ready? Begin your application in our Grants Portal.*