2019 marked our third full year of Rapid Response and Seed Grants since launching the program in late 2016. These grants allow us to respond quickly to the political climate and to support new and emerging groups, helping communities respond to fast-moving attacks and opportunities.
We’ve set a goal to raise $20,000 before the end of the year that will go entirely toward the 2020 Rapid Response and Seed Grant Fund — with all of those gifts being matched by a generous donor.
Here are a few examples of groups that received SJF Rapid Response grants in 2019
And here are a few examples of new groups or coalitions that are just beginning to organize together and received Seed Grants from SJF in the last year:
In 2019, SJF made 14 Rapid Response and Seed grants totaling $28,000. Our goal is to increase that level of special grantmaking in 2020 – but we need your help to do it!
If you’ve already supported SJF this year, we thank you and ask that you consider making an additional gift to support our Rapid Response Fund in 2020. And if you haven’t yet made your gift to SJF, this is a great way to jump in and do something that will help create positive change in the year to come.