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Thank you all for your tremendous patience and support as we’ve officially launched this grant! While the grant was originally intended to open in 2023, by delaying this Giving Project and grant we were truly able to center abundance and wellness in our team and in our community.


  • Grant Awards: 2-year grants of $50,000 ($25K/year) 
  • Focus: Environmental justice organizing in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and/or Wyoming
  • Eligibility: Environmental justice organizing in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and/or Wyoming
    • Priority Consideration: Black, Indigenous, and people of color-led organizations (51% or more); Organizations conducting most of their work with reservation communities, and/or in rural/small towns (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Application Open: Tuesday, February 13th, 2024
  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024 (11:59 PM PST
  • Application Portal
  • Questions? Contact us at

What We Will Fund

The 2024 Giving Project will focus on Environmental Justice, making grants to support organizing work that aims to achieve equitable access to a clean and healthy environment for frontline communities most impacted by the climate crisis, environmental racism, and environmental injustice. 

The “environment” in the context of the environmental justice movement is defined as the spaces where we 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. 

We will prioritize funding organizations with Black, Indigenous, and/or POC leadership, and/or who conduct most of their work in reservation communities, and/or rural, small town communities.

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

  • Resource mobilization for affordable and healthy housing, addressing neighborhood blight, etc.
  • Organizing efforts supporting access to clean and healthy food, water and air 
  • Leadership development programs for environmental justice and health equity
  • Facilitating just transition and climate resilience work
  • Developing community processes, practices or civic engagement addressing neighborhood blight

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.

You can learn more about the Environmental Justice Giving Project, in particular, here.


Eligible organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Organizations that work within SJF’s community organizing framework
  • 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


  • 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