Knowledge Hub: For Movement Partners

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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.

Last Updated On: August 10th, 2021

Get That Money!

Funding Opportunities

The Sapelo Foundation 

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.

 

The Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing

FCYO recently launched the first tier of their Gen Power Labs, three-tiered strategic grantmaking and capacity-building initiative designed to build a more powerful, strategic, and aligned youth organizing field with the capacities to address the challenges of this moment.

The Organizing to Win Lab, the 1st tier in FCYO’s Gen Power Labs will support a broad range of youth-led and multi-generational organizations across the United States addressing the most pressing issues of the moment. This annual grantmaking and capacity building program will cultivate a peer learning community centered on honest reflection and authentic conversations among organizers. The program will include sessions to strengthen assessments of sociopolitical conditions, tools to internally evaluate organizing methodologies, and opportunities to grapple with peers regarding the strengths and limitations of youth organizing.  FCYO anticipates to select 35 organizations for this cohort and grant each organization $25,000.FCYO will be requesting proposals until August 19th, 2021, if interested please apply here. 

 

The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation

The National Organizing Grassroots Program offers one year general operating support grants of up to $30,000 to nonprofit organizations within the United States. The guiding principle behind this program is our belief that people most affected by a problem are in the best position to determine the solutions. We will consider proposals from grassroots organizations that are working to help themselves and their communities create broad systems change through community organizing and movement-building efforts. Deadline to apply is October 1st, 2021 at 4pm EST. 

Requirements:

  1.  An annual operating budget under $500,000
  2. Grassroots organizing as primary strategy
  3. Non-profit 501(c)3  status, or a fiscal agent with this status
  4. Be U.S Based and U.S focused

 

The Circle for Justice Innovations Strategic Opportunities Support (SOS) 

The Strategic Opportunities Support Fund (SOS Fund) is a rapid response funding mechanism that issues micro-grants (up to $5,000) to organizations addressing crises with strategic organizing and advocacy to meet emergency needs in their communities. The CJI SOS Fund also enables organizations to take advantage of unanticipated opportunities for organizing and advocacy that may be otherwise prohibitive due to a small funding gap. Qualifying organizations have organizational budgets under $750,000 and are led by and serve formerly incarcerated people and the families of those directly impacted by excessive policing, the criminal legal and immigration systems. Ends on December 17th, 2021.

 

Korean American Community Foundation 

KACF is offering Phase II of COVID Community Action Fund to address short- and long-term needs of our community.  Priority will be given to organizations that serve low-income Korean/Asian American individuals, families, and communities. One-year grants for a maximum of $25,000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Nonprofits in Greater New York Area – Who Should Apply?  

Organizations that are addressing issues such as food insecurity, jobs, physical/mental health, housing, and other critical safety nets through direct service, community organizing, advocacy and research.  The funding could be for program expenses, staff (including non-programmatic), and general operating.    

  • Nonprofits Nationwide (including Greater New York Area) – Who Should Apply?

The pandemic has also laid bare deep rooted anti-Asian racism that caused physical, mental and financial harm over the past year and most recently in Atlanta.  We invite organizations that are addressing racism targeting the Asian American community and/or focused on racial equity, with particular interest in working across communities.  The focus of the work and/or impact must be relevant to the Greater New York area.  This could involve research, capacity building for community organizers, media campaigns, and more. We want to learn from the leaders on the ground on the needs and funding gaps. 

 

The Story of Stuff Project

In 2021, we will prioritize BIPOC led and serving groups focused on water privatization, plastic pollution, and other environmental justice focus areas. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, groups must be lead by and serving black, indigenous, and communities of color AND meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • The project is campaign-focused, centering grassroots organizing public education, training, and/or capacity building that develops skills, increases awareness, and/or builds alliances.
  • Project centers community-driven, strategic use of non-violent direct action that demonstrates local resistance to destructive environmental activities i.e privatization of public water sources.
  • Project amplifies community voices in regional, national and international forums and provides access to decision-makers, funds to go toward travel and/or other related costs.
  • The project leverages field studies and original research to hold companies accountable for their on-the-ground activities
  • The project supports growth for emerging grassroots organizations i.e. seed money. 

 

Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People Grants

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.

 

TD Charitable Foundation Grants

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.

 

Emergent Fund: The People’s Bailout

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.

 

Emergency Funds to Undocumented Students 

List of Colleges Providing Covid19 by My UndocuLife. 

Power Up!

Trainings + Tools

Vision Change Win’s Community Safety Program

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: 

  • 101: 2nd Wednesday of the month – 2-4pm ET | 1-3pm CT | 12-2pm MT | 11am-1pm PT
  • 201: 3rd Wednesday of the month – 2-4pm ET | 1-3pm CT | 12-2pm MT | 11am-1pm PT
  • 301: 4th Wednesday of the month – 2-4pm ET | 1-3pm CT | 12-2pm MT | 11am-1pm PT

 

Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy

Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy invites practicing attorneys—particularly Black, Indigenous and people of color—as well as legal educators, law students, and justice allies in the legal field to an August webinar series introducing Just Transition Lawyering. The webinars are designed to foster understanding of the roles and opportunities for legal actors in addressing the global climate crisis. The series has been developed in partnership with the Red, Black & Green New Deal initiative at the Movement for Black Lives, the NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Program, the Journal of Law and Political Economy, and collaborators from the University of California Irvine.

TOPICS : Aug. 12: Environmental Justice as part of a Just Transition

   Aug. 19: The Laws of Equitable Disaster Recovery

   Aug. 26: Rights, Reparations & Building the New

 

State Voices Tech and Tools Guide

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. 

 

Management Center Resources

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.

 

Training for Change

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. 

  • Training for Social Action Trainers (TSAT)
  • Facilitating Online Meetings
  • Webinario Gratuito: Tips basicos para facilitar en linea
  • Como facilitar talleres en linea de manera efectiva

 

Virtual Lab

The Nonprofit Learning Lab has set up a virtual lab with the following trainings at a cost is FREE to members and $50 for non-members.

 

Online Facilitation Resources

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.

 

#BlackTransLivesMatter

A list of actions and resources for solidarity with our Black trans women.

 

BLM Instructional Library for Children

List of E-books for children by Black Lives Matters that includes books on activism and advocacy, self-love and empowerment, and Black history.

 

TransformHarm.org

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. 

 

How to Manage When Things Are Not Okay (And Haven’t Been For Centuries)

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.

 

Surveillance Self-defense

Tips, tools and how-tos for safer online communications a project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

 

Power Labs Resource Guide

Resources for organizers, campaigners and digital strategists to respond to coronavirus

 

Social Justice Resources for COVID-19 Response

Irresistible is responding with timely perspectives from the frontlines in their podcast, as well as a new weekly support space called Care Circle. 

 

13 Zoom Video Chat tips, tricks and hidden features

Learn to change your background, your audio and video settings, and how to share your screen.

 

Infographic for Zoom Meeting Settings

 

7 Tips for Managing Virtual Meetings with Care during a Pandemic

Take Care

Healing + Wellness

VIRTUAL THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES

 

How to Find a Therapist During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Mental Health Options

Getting mental health care can be complicated, but help is available. By Sammy Nickalls, Teen Vogue.

 

#DestressInPlace Community Care Supports

Trauma Response & Crisis Care (TRACC) for Movements is offering 1-1 Virtual Care, Interactive Webinars, and Practice Groups Opportunities. No cost offerings.

 

Mutual Aid Mourning and Healing Request for Support

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.

 

Black Virtual Therapist Network

BEAM has started an online directory of licensed Black therapists who are certified to provide telemental health services.

 

Social Justice Healing

Grounding skills to manage stress and remote online therapy sessions available.

 

TRAININGS, GATHERINGS, AND MORE

 

Immigrants Rising Wellness Gatherings

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:

  • Navigating Parenthood with an Undocumented Status, Fridays beginning August 20th from 3:30 – 4:30 PT/ 6:30 – 7:30 ET
  • Understanding Grief & Loss Thursdays beginning August 19th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PT/ 9:00 – 10:00 pm ET 
  • UnodcuLGBTQ+ Support Group Mondays beginning August 16th from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PT/ 8:00 – 9:00 pm EST

 

Highlander Research and Education Center 

Thursday, August 19 at 7pm ET, join us for “Up Close” with the Septima Clark Learning Center! Highlander librarian archivists Susan Williams and Ashby Haywood Combahee are hosting this monthly series online to dig deeper into the Septima Clark Learning Center’s many offerings every Third Thursday at 7pm ET.

 

 

TOOLS & TIPS

 

Self-Care Summer Women Of Color Digital Art Contest

Calling all creative Women of Color (Black, Indigenous and Women of Color). Enter your submission here for a chance to have your digital artwork be featured on the cover of the inaugural Self-Care Stories of Women of Color eBook and win a $300 cash prize.

 

The Four Bodies

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.

 

Healing Resources for BIPOC Organizers & Allies Taking Action for Black Lives

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.

 

44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country

A list of forty-four mental health resources for Black people including people, brands, collectives, and organizations to follow. By Zahra Barnes, Self.

 

Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week

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.

 

Healthcare access for Undocumented Folks in the Time of COVID19

United We Dream has put together this healthcare access guide for undocumented people listed by state.

 

Mental Health: How and Where to Find Affordable Resources

Navigating the healthcare system to find mental health care can be difficult. Here are some tools and resources to get started. 

 

Tools for Dealing Anxiety

List of resources from the Center for Sexual & Traumatic Stress to help deal with anxiety.

 

Tips for supporting Someone during Panic Attack

List of how you can support a college or loved one during a panic attack.

 

Herbal Resilience Guide 

Herbal Guide to Collective Protection and Healing During COVID-19 from Plant Stories, Plant stories from Lakota & Dakota territory.

 

99Rootz Self Care Rituals for Social Distancing

A guide to help you be intentional about making space & time for daily self care rituals.

Color Outside The Lines

Stories for Thought

 

State-by-State 2020 Youth Voter Turnout: The South

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.