The Youth Engagement Fund centers equity and wellness
in our support to Movement Partners.
As trusted partners in your networks and communities, you (movement leaders and organizations) are often the first line of communication on COVID-19 related resources. Guided by our conversations and your recommendations, the YEF team curates a list of COVID-19 related resources and opportunities focused on 3 areas: fundraising, trainings, and wellness; and spotlighting 1 story to spark thought.
The information on this page will be time relevant, which means it will only include links to currently active sources and open deadlines. This Knowledge Hub page will be updated regularly as new opportunities and information arise.
We are on a mission for a just Georgia. Will you join us as a grantee partner? As a grantmaking partner, we believe grants for just systemic change begin with partnerships… and partnerships begin with connections. So, we welcome Letters of Connection (LOC) from current, potential, and former grantee partners. Before connecting, please see our website (www.sapelofoundation.org)
. Grant Portfolio I: Environmental Justice & Protection – LOCs due: August 15.
Grant Portfolio II: Social Justice – LOCs due: February 15.
The Story of Stuff Project established the Grassroots Grants Program in 2017 to support small organizations and groups organizing against water privatization and plastic pollution in the United States. Since they launched, they have supported over 70 grassroots groups with nearly $200,000 in funding. They prioritize BIPOC-led and serving groups focused on water privatization, plastic pollution, and other environmental justice focus areas.
To apply, groups must be led by and serving black, indigenous, and communities of color AND meet one or more of the following requirements:
Grants do not exceed $5,000. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Apply here.
Led by a committee of Presbyterians and ecumenical partners dissatisfied with poverty and oppression, united in faith and action through sharing, confronting, and enabling by participating in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people, seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression and injustice. Partnerships are initiated by applications to the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) and are evaluated using SDOP’s funding criteria and overarching SDOP program measures.The review process might take up to 6 months. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
As part of the TD Ready Commitment, TD targets community giving in four critical areas: Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Special consideration for funding is also given to programs which support low-to-moderate-income individuals by providing services which improve the quality of life. At the present time, TDCF will accept applications on a bi-monthly basis, following funding calendar.
There are two types of efforts we support, which distinguish an Emergent Fund grant from thousands of other worthy projects and organizations: 1) Efforts that support emergent strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions. This includes resisting new or amplified threats and building power to move a proactive agenda. 2) Efforts seeking long-term social justice and economic justice in a political and social climate that seeks to dismantle such efforts. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
For 2022, Seeds of Fire will have an organizing Advisory Committee of up to 5 individuals. Each committee member will be gaining monthly political education skills, supporting the development and expansion of the Seeds of Fire fund, and be responsible for working on their SOF regional youth network. Advisory Committee members will receive a total of $10,000 educational stipend administered in two payments for their time as a Committee member. This is a 7 month commitment with calls every third Tuesday of the month at 4pm. Calls should last for 1-2 hours.
Any person who lives in the South or Appalachia and identifies as youth are welcome to apply! Highlander strongly encourages applications from Black, brown, and indigenous people, women, LGBTQ+ and gender variant/non-conforming folks, and working-class/cash poor people. People directly impacted by the criminal justice system are also strongly encouraged to apply. Application due January 3oth at midnight.
The Bayard Rustin Residency at Penington Friends House (PFH) is envisioned as an ongoing ladder to empowerment for Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) working to end Systemic Racism and to create a culture of anti-Racism and intersectional equality in the United States of America. This residency will provide up to one year of room and board to a person who demonstrates a strong project that addresses ending Systemic Racism and who has a necessity to be in New York City for up to one year. Areas of focus of their work can include activism in the arts, policy change, human rights, community organizing, and other areas of activism focusing on ending racism and strengthening equality. The deadline for application is April 1st, 2022. Applicants who are selected for further consideration will need to provide a resume, proof of US Citizenship, details of the project, and 3 references.
List of Colleges Providing Covid19 by My UndocuLife.
Vision Change Win launched The Community Safety Training Series and Office Hours. The monthly training series is a chance for organizations to develop and deepen their safety and security infrastructure. At each level of the training series, organizations learn concrete strategies for identifying and addressing potential risks and developing safety structures that are scaled to the organization’s unique capacity, adaptive to changing conditions, and trauma-informed.
The training series is a sequential workshop where you can advance to the next level after completion of the previous training. The series is offered at the same date and time each month based on the following schedule:
The Cascade Society is an intensive training program for thirteen new and newish Black, Indigenous, Latinx/e, Asian, and Pacific Islander organizers who want to sharpen their political analysis, deepen their leadership capacity, hone their organizing practice, and join a grove of organizers committed to ushering in social justice and liberation. This program is designed to challenge participants in an effort to tune-up political analysis, crystalize a problem-solving approach, understand leadership strengths and gaps, and build meaningful and lasting relationships with others in the field. This is a queer, trans and non-binary friendly and affirming space.
The Qualifications: New and newish (up to 2 years) organizers who are doing racial, social, or electoral organizing are qualified to apply. You do not have to be a staff member of an organization to apply. The Spring Academy will be hosted in person from April 11th -April 14th, 2022 in Bend, Oregon. If you are interested apply here, applications are due March 15th and take approximately an hour to complete.
Build Power Academy has launched their Winter/Spring 2022 classes. Classes are free and fully foundation-funded. Upcoming training opportunities:
Move Money Build Power Academy 101: Fundraising Bootcamp, Wednesdays from 1 pm-3 pm from April 6-May 25, Deadline to apply: March 20th
Access the State Voices 2021 Civic Engagement and Advocacy Tools Guide to learn more about the latest digital tools and vendors, including texting services, cell-compliant dialers, digital organizing, and online fundraising, relational organizing, digital marketing, advocacy, and bill tracking.
Getting through our jobs in the midst of COVID-19 and the pervasive reality of systemic racism and state-sanctioned violence against Black people is hard. The management center is offering online resources and opportunities for online discussion with others who are learning how to manage through these times. Course fees range from $200 to $350.
All workshops are rooted in Training for Change’s Direct Education approach. Trainers center the group, building upon dynamics in the room and participants’ own experience to introduce new content and help the group access their own wisdom. Workshop costs $35 – $200, sliding scale based on income.
The Nonprofit Learning Lab has set up a virtual lab with the following trainings at a cost is FREE to members and $25 for non-members.
Jaime-Jin Lewis, a freelance facilitator grappling with how (and if) to deliver engaging, participatory online experiences, has designed a set of activities and tools to inspire reflection, collaboration, and growth in online meeting spaces.
A list of actions and resources for solidarity with our Black trans women.
List of E-books for children by Black Lives Matters that includes books on activism and advocacy, self-love and empowerment, and Black history.
A resource hub about ending violence. Created by Mariame Kaba and designed by LuDesign Studio, the site includes selected articles, audio-visual resources, curricula, and more.
The Management Center has put together their best thinking for organizations to support their staff at a time when things are not okay (and haven’t been for a long time).
Caring Across Distance: Some Things to Consider Before Movement Gatherings During COVID-19 A guide to help your organization figure out whether or not you should cancel an upcoming gathering, conference, party, or other in-person event. By Maryse Mitchell-Brody.
Tips, tools and how-tos for safer online communications a project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Resources for organizers, campaigners and digital strategists to respond to coronavirus
Irresistible is responding with timely perspectives from the frontlines in their podcast, as well as a new weekly support space called Care Circle.
Learn to change your background, your audio and video settings, and how to share your screen.
VIRTUAL THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES
Getting mental health care can be complicated, but help is available. By Sammy Nickalls, Teen Vogue.
Trauma Response & Crisis Care (TRACC) for Movements is offering 1-1 Virtual Care, Interactive Webinars, and Practice Groups Opportunities. No cost offerings.
A group of Chicago-based organizers is gathering a list of clergy members, death midwives/doulas, therapists, social workers, and healers who can offer support by phone or video conference to community members who had someone close to them pass away. Offerings based upon completion of application.
BEAM has started an online directory of licensed Black therapists who are certified to provide telemental health services.
Grounding skills to manage stress and remote online therapy sessions available.
TRAININGS, GATHERINGS, AND MORE
Immigrants Rising’s virtual Wellness Gatherings help undocumented young people stay grounded and connected to one another. These 6-week Wellness Support Groups led by trained mental health providers or registered clinicians, are designed to help undocumented people feel less alone and more understood. The weekly virtual sessions are closed; meaning that advance registration is required, with the goal of creating a confidential space where 10-12 participants can feel grounded, find community, and share their unique experiences, challenges, and successes with one another. Note: though participation can be therapeutic, the groups are not a form of therapy. Upcoming virtual sessions:
TOOLS & TIPS
A Holistic Toolkit for Coping With Racial Trauma. Medium article written by Nappy Head Club, a community of healing for the Black and under-represented that explores the reclamation of their Black identity.
Irresistible has put together a list of healing resources for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) organizers and allies based on their Sustaining Ourselves When Confronting Violence podcast.
A list of forty-four mental health resources for Black people including people, brands, collectives, and organizations to follow. By Zahra Barnes, Self.
If images of Black suffering have left you feeling sad and angry and overwhelmed, here are some things you might do to get a tiny bit of relief. By Rachel Miller, Vice.
United We Dream has put together this healthcare access guide for undocumented people listed by state.
Navigating the healthcare system to find mental health care can be difficult. Here are some tools and resources to get started.
List of resources from the Center for Sexual & Traumatic Stress to help deal with anxiety.
List of how you can support a college or loved one during a panic attack.
Herbal Guide to Collective Protection and Healing During COVID-19 from Plant Stories, Plant stories from Lakota & Dakota territory.
A guide to help you be intentional about making space & time for daily self care rituals.
As 2020 voter file data becomes available, CIRCLE is examining state-by-state youth voter turnout. Circle’s first analysis looked at nine states in the West and Southwest.