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Banner illustration of a rural Idaho landscape. Text reads 2022 Rural Community Organizing Grant. Deadline extended. Applications due Monday June 20 by 10.59PM MT 11.59 pm PT.

Applications for this grant closed on Monday, June 20, 2022. We will keep this page up for reference.

SJF is pleased to announce the 2022 Rural Community Organizing Grant, open to grassroots community organizing projects in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. 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: $15,000, one time grant
  • Eligibility: Organizations and collectives engaged in grassroots organizing based in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming; priority will be given to those in rural, small town, and reservation communities
  • Application open: Monday, May 2, 2022
  • Application deadline (UPDATED): Monday, June 20, 2022 by 10:59PM MT / 11:59PM PT
  • Application portal
  • Questions? Click here to email the SJF team.

What we will fund

SJF’s grantmaking spans the 5-state region of Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming, with a significant proportion of resources moved to large urban centers like Seattle and Portland. 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.


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 most of their work in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming
  • 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

Grantmaking timeline

  • Application open: Monday, May 2, 2022
  • Application due (UPDATED): Monday, June 20, 2022 by 10:59PM MT / 11:59PM PT
  • Grants disbursed: July 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 Rural Community Organizing 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; You can also click here to email the SJF team for technical support.

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