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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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
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 $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.
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:
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
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.