Knowledge Hub: For Movement Partners

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The Youth Engagement Fund centers equity and wellness in our support to Movement Partners.

As trusted partners in your networks and communities, we understand the immense work and resources it takes to show up daily.  We know the toll this work can take and reiterate our commitment to supporting you and your organizations. Guided by our conversations and your recommendations, the YEF team curates a list of resources and opportunities focused on fundraising, training, wellness, and stories 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: February 2nd, 2023

Get That Money!

Funding Opportunities

The Communities Transforming Policing Fund

The Communities Transforming Policing Fund (CTPF) is a donor collaborative launched in 2017 that supports local grassroots organizing groups led by and for communities most impacted by deadly and discriminatory policing practices. CTPF supports groups to build power, increase police accountability and transparency, end criminalization, and shift power and resources away from policing to communities. The Fund values and resources work that addresses the immediate harm caused by state violence and systemic changes to create healthy, well-resourced communities, and transformative safety responses.

CTPF is now accepting proposals through  Wednesday, February 8, 2023.  

Successful applicants will receive $50,000 per year for 3-years for a total of $150,000.


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 (

Grant Portfolio I: Environmental Justice & Protection – LOCs due: August 15.

Grant Portfolio II: Social Justice – LOCs due: February 15.


Partners for Places

Partners for Places is an established matching grant program hosted by The Funders Network (TFN). This fund creates opportunities for cities and counties in the United States and Canada to improve communities by building partnerships between local government practitioners, frontline community groups,and place-based funders in partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN). Partners for Places awards Equitable Climate Action (ECA) grants and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) grants through a general Invitation to apply. It awards small, collaborative partnership development grants through a separate Mini Grant program. 

These one-to-one matching awards provide partnership investments between $45,000 and $150,000 for one-year projects, or between $75,000 and $180,000 for two-year projects, with one or more local foundations required to provide at least a 50% matching grant. The deadline to submit proposals is Feb. 27, 2023.


The Discount Foundation Legacy Award 

The Discount Foundation Legacy Award annually identifies, supports, and celebrates an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and contributed significantly to workers’ rights movements in the United States and/or globally. Through public recognition and a $20,000 stipend, we hope to recognize and amplify the work of individuals at the intersections leading the way toward justice for low-wage workers of color. This is a one of a kind opportunity to recognize the often unheard voices of worker movements — that includes volunteers, members, workplace leaders, and more who are transforming the lives and rights of their fellow low-wage workers of color. 

All nominations must be received by 11:59 pm ET on March 13, 2023 through the online nomination form.


The Bayard Rustin Residency at Penington Friends House, New York City

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, 2023. Applicants who are selected for further consideration will need to provide a resume, proof of US Citizenship, details of the project, and 3 references.


Emergent Funds 

Founded in 2016, Emergent Fund is a national rapid response fund created to explicitly support Black, Indigenous and People of Color-led (BIPOC) social justice movements. From family separation, to Muslim bans to continued violence against Black communities, Emergent Fund grantees are BIPOC organizers and directly impacted communities responding to the biggest crises of our time by boldly fighting to build the world we all deserve. 

As a rapid response fund, we play a unique role in the funding ecosystem; often filling a gap by providing low barrier funding in as little as a week to organizers when they need it most. 

Grants are awarded on a rolling basis. Grants decisions are made on a month basis and typically, you will receive an update on the status of your proposal within 4-5 weeks. There is no set grant size, but they have ranged from $10,000 to $30,000.


The Ben and Jerry’s Foundation 

The National Grassroots Organizing Program offers two-year flexible, general operating support grants of up to $30,000 per year, with an average grant size of $20,000 per year, to small, non-profit grassroots constituent-led organizations throughout the United States and its territories. 

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, base-building organizations that are working to help themselves and their communities create broad systems change through community organizing campaigns and movement-building efforts. Organizations must have an annual budget under $350,000. Pre-applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Organizations invited to submit a full proposal will receive a due date.


The Story of Stuff Project

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:

  • 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 demonstrate local resistance to destructive environmental activities i.e privatization of public water sources.
  • Project amplifies community voices in regional, national and international forums and provide access to decision makers, funds to go toward travel and/or other related costs.
  • Project leverages field studies and original research to hold companies accountable for their on-the-ground activities
  • Project supports growth for emerging grassroots organizations i.e. seed money. 

Grants do not exceed $5,000. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Apply here.


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.

Power Up!

Trainings + Tools

2023 Momentum Training Cohort

Momentum is a training institute and community of movement organizers. This year, Momentum is kicking off 2023 with the launch of a year-long training cohort. Together this cohort of trainers will lead both the virtual Momentum 101: An Introduction to Social Movement Organizing and the in-person Momentum 201: Movement Strategy Upgrade.  

If you are interested in digging deeper into Momentum’s social movement organizing curriculum, improving your training and facilitation skills, and connecting with leaders from across movements, this Training Cohort is for you.

Trainers in the 2023 Momentum Training Cohort will:  

  • Attend an in-person Training for Trainers 
  • Commit to training at least twice over the course of 2023 
  • Receive coaching and support to grow their training skills 
  • Earn a flat-rate stipend per training

Application deadline: February 28th, 2023 


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-1pmPT
  • 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

Registration is open for January, February, and March.


Management Center Resources

The Management Center helps leaders for social change build and run more equitable, sustainable, and results-driven organizations. They have gathered a series of resources to support with everything from check-ins, to hiring, managing up and sideways, roles clarification and more.


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

Podcast: Craft of Campaigns

  • Welcome to the Craft of Campaigns, a new podcast from Training for Change. In this podcast, we go behind the headlines and hashtags, inviting movement storytellers to share lessons from social justice campaigns. In each episode, we’ll explore one campaign, through firsthand interviews, for key lessons, principles, and practices for organizers today.


Virtual Lab

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.


Building Resilient Organizations: Toward Joy and Durable Power in a Time of Crisis

Maurice Mitchell is a nationally-recognized social movement strategist and organizer for racial, social, and economic justice, as well as the National Director of the Working Families Party. In this article, he unpacks the problems our organizations and movements face, identifies underlying causes and core problems, and proposes concrete solutions. This resource includes an audio version, podcast, and discussion guide and is available in Spanish.


Construyendo Organizaciones Resilientes: Hacia la alegría y el poder duradero en tiempos de crisis

Hay cosas que podemos y debemos hacer para cambiar los movimientos por la justicia hacia una posición poderosa de alegría y victoria. Una metamorfosis de este tipo no es inevitable, pero es esencial.


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.


Sins Invalid: Curriculum 

Sins Invalid is a disability justice based performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and LGBTQ / gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized. They have created and curated useful curriculum to help guide your political development, these resources include suggestions for making mobilizations and events more accessible and the 10 Principles of Disability Justice.


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.

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).


Surveillance Self-defense

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


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

Take Care

Healing + Wellness



National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network

 The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). This resource includes an interactive digital directory that helps QTBIPOC connect to QTBIPOC mental health practitioners.


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.




Agua y Sangre Healing: BIPOC Healing Circle 

Agua y Sangre supports individuals and communities with honoring what has brought them to this point – as well as in creating the space to intentionally imagine (and live) this next chapter of their lives.  Let us help hold the space with you.


2023 Upcoming Circles:

  • January 31st at 6pm MST
  • February 28th at 6pm MST
  • March 28th at 6pm MST


Rest for Resistance

Rest for Resistance by QTPoC Mental Health empowers community through knowledge and compassion, with the ultimate goals of creating online & offline spaces for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC) to be unapologetically our whole selves. QTPoC Meditation gathers online three times each month for stillness practice, movement practice, and a planning meeting. Sign up on Eventbrite for the Zoom link.



Fireweed Collective offers mental health education and mutual aid through a Healing Justice and Disability Justice lens. We support the emotional wellness of all people and center QTBIPOC folks in our internal leadership, programs, and resources. Fireweed Collective Groups are virtual spaces where folks can connect, and offer mutual aid with others who share similar life experiences and struggles.

Groups run for a month. They meet once a week online for 60 to 90 minutes. All support groups are sliding scale and are facilitated by members of Fireweed Collective.

  1. QTPOC Support Space. Mondays at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST 
  2. Healing Verses: A Healing Justice Approach To Collective Poetry Crafting For POC Folks. Inspired By Trelani Michelle – Tuesdays 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST. 
  3. Spooned Out & Plugged In – A Group For Disabled/Chronically Ill/Neurodivergent Folks – Saturdays 1 PM PST / 4 PM EST 
  4. Spooned Out & Plugged In – A Group For POC Disabled/Chronically Ill/Neurodivergent Folks – Saturdays 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST


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.Gatherings are always being updated.




The Seven Steps of Healing 

Decolonizing Wealth is working  to disrupt the existing systems of moving and controlling capital. They offer truth, reconciliation, and healing from the ails of colonization through education, radical reparative giving, and narrative change. These steps are a means to both heal, and translate this healing into action.


Trauma Stewardship’s Tiny Survival Guide + Other Resources

Trauma Stewardship Institute has a wealth of resources to protect your energy and support individuals and organizations through healing and trauma work.


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.


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.


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. This guide includes preventative care and COVID-19 patient care, it is also applicable to various other respiratory illnesses.

Color Outside The Lines

Stories for Thought

Youth Voter Turnout and Impact in the 2022 Midterm Elections

​​A CIRCLE report of early, post-election data on young people’s electoral participation and influence.


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.