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.
JM Kaplan Innovation Prize seeks to identify, support, and elevate innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the fields of social justice, the environment, and heritage conservation.Ten Prizes will be awarded, each including a $150,000 dollar award over three years, plus $25,000 in technical assistance funds. Application deadline is April 30th, 2021. The J.M. Kaplan Fund, is looking to fund visionary non-profit and mission-driven for-profit organizations that work within, across, or in a manner related to one or more of the Fund’s three program areas:
The Vilcek Foundation Foundation will award three Creative Promise Prizes of $50,000 each to young (under 38), immigrant, artistic director, choreographers, and performers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in dance. Applications are open through June 11, 2021.
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. Deadline for application is midnight on May 1st, 2021.
Awarding 12 million in total to 501c3 or 501c4 organizations focused on strengthening democracy.
This award has a 5 step process and each one must be completed to continue moving on to the next round. The first step is completing the Organizational Readiness Tool to help determine eligibility that must be done prior to the registration: deadline June 22nd, 2021 at 5:00 pm PST.
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.
For the remainder of 2020, the TDCF plans to suspend its regular application calendar, and will accept applications on a rolling basis, with reviews taking place monthly until our 2020 allocation of funds is exhausted. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
We are focusing our grantmaking on organizations that (1) are mobilizing to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities; (2) are utilizing power-building strategies including but not limited to digital organizing, membership development and outreach, narrative development, direct action; and (3) are led by communities of color. Check back here in the coming months to see revisions and updates to our processes as the pandemic evolves. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
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:
Arena Academy is a five-day multidisciplinary training program. It is an opportunity to interact with participants from around the country and learn from leading experts in the fields. They offer seven tracks: Campaign Management, Communications, Data, Digital, Finance, Organizer, and Organizing Director. About half of your time will be spent learning skills and tools you need to become a political professional in your track. The other half of your time is spent in plenary sessions learning about important campaign topics such as equity and inclusion, management, data, and digital integration. This is an interactive learning experience and participants are expected to be present all five days from June 10th – 14th. The application deadline is April 25th at 11:59 pm EST. Registration costs $300. Scholarships are available.
If you didn’t attend Netroots Nation at Home live (August 13th – 15th, 2020) but are interested in watching the recordings of sessions, you can purchase an All-Access Pass. For $75, you’ll have access to more than 150 hours of content that you can view at your leisure (content will remain on virtual platform until June 30, 2021)
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 expe
rience 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 $50 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.
The COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support campaign was developed to cover the cost for virtual or tele-therapy services by licensed, culturally competent clinicians in our network for up to five (5) sessions.
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
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.
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.