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.
The B.W. Bastian Foundation only supports organizations who wholeheartedly embrace the principle of equality. As such, each organization must include a statement specifically stating their commitment of equality for all Americans, including the gay and lesbian community, in their application. B.W. Bastian Foundation only accepts solicited grant requests. You must first enquire by email or phone, prior to any submission. Grants range from $100 to $15000, application deadline is September 15, 2023.
Wild Geese Foundation works in an intersectional manner to defend human rights, promote food justice and sovereignty, and to uplift youth. They acknowledge a society in which marginalized humans do not thrive is unsustainable.
Nationally, They support five issue areas: Reproductive justice, LGBTQ equality, youth, climate justice and organizing in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities. Additionally, in the state of Massachusetts, they support food justice and expanding access to affordable and healthy food. The median grant is $10000 and the application deadline is October 1, 2023.
Through the Black Wellness Innovation Fund, BEAM is giving out grants of $10K to three Black-led peer support and community health projects that center Black folks living in distress or living with mental health conditions. Learn more and apply here. Application deadline October 1, 2023.
This program helps safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in our Bill of Rights, to help eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination, and to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public. The Herb Block Foundation will also consider contemporary societal issues that may arise.Grants are available nationwide. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000. Letters of Inquiry due October 5, 2023.
Resist is a foundation that supports people’s movements for justice and liberation. We redistribute resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world.
Eligible organizations must:
General Support Grant: General Support Grants are available for up to $4,000 to support groups who are building movements for justice and liberation and resisting systemic oppression through grassroots/cultural organizing, art-making and resilience building. Deadline: December 1st, 2023, 6pm EST (Receive funding decision in February 2024).
Rapid Response Grants
Resist offers $1,000 Rapid Response grants to better meet the needs of frontline groups and organizations. This grant is decided on by Resist staff and generally has a one week turn around.
De Colores RRF is looking to impact positive, dynamic-shifting opportunities, rather than provide emergency response for humanitarian crises or technical assistance. It is designed to make funds available for quick, short-term delivery to hot spots of opportunity for organizing in marginalized urban and rural communities. Please read RRF’s Grant Guidelines to see if your organization is eligible to apply.
Additional eligibility criteria includes:
Proposals are accepted all year, and reviewed regularly. Groups will be notified within one to three weeks and checks will be mailed the following week. Grants are in the $500 to $1000 range.
Groundswell’s Rapid Response Fund (RRF) provides fast funding to grassroots organizing groups led by women of color, trans and gender-expansive people of color, and low-income women in critical but unexpected fights to protect and advance reproductive and social justice. Currently accepting applications here.
RISE Together Fund’s 2023 Rapid Response Fund provides a vehicle for deploying resources strategically to address unexpected and urgent needs and key opportunities within the Black, African, Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (BAMEMSA)* field. RISE Together Fund (RTF), an initiative of the Proteus Fund, works alongside impacted communities to advance their civil rights, fight for full inclusion, and promote their contributions to democracy, culture, and society
RTF will provide Rapid Response grants ranging from $5,000-$20,000 on a rolling basis budget permitting.
RISE Together Fund’s 2023 Opportunity and Convening Fund provides a vehicle for strategically deploying resources to catalyze emergent programs and strategies within the Black, African, Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (BAMEMSA)* field, and to foster convenings across communities that achieve strategic goals. Opportunity and Convening Fund grants are designed to fund small-scale projects or discrete portions of larger projects related to proactive legal, advocacy, organizing, and research campaigns.
RTF will accept Opportunity and Convening Fund inquiries on a rolling basis throughout 2023 until funding has been committed.
The purpose of the Get Up, Rise Up direct action fund is to support activists globally to shift power through strategic nonviolent direct actions to create a more social and ecological just, healthy, and equitable world for all. While doing so the fund also seeks to advance the theories, principles, methods and tactics of strategic nonviolent direct action, building from lessons at the frontlines and adding these to our collective world of social movement wisdom.
Grants range from $250-$1000 and are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your application by the 5th of the month to be considered for that month.
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 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.
AORTA is a worker-owned cooperative of facilitators and strategists devoted to helping our movements renew a stronger sense of liberatory vision, values, and purpose. From facilitating 200 person coalition campaign strategy meetings to monthly 1 on 1 coaching with young workers, AORTA is called into facilitate, coach, consult, and train in movement spaces across the country.
re:power offer training and strategic support to BIPOC leaders and community organizations across the progressive ecosystem, focusing on movements, technology, civic engagement, governance, and women of color leadership.
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 $35.00 – $200.00, sliding scale based on income.
Trainings and programs Include:
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.
The Management Center helps leaders for social change build and run more equitable, sustainable, and results-driven organizations. In addition to regular training offerings, they have gathered a series of resources to support with everything from check-ins, to hiring, managing up and sideways, roles clarification and more.
JustFund is the nation’s first—and only—common application grantmaking solution. Rather than requiring organizations to complete dozens of separate and time-consuming grant proposals, JustFund offers a common application model designed to save grantseekers time and help grantmakers with thoughtful decisions.
The Nonprofit Learning Lab has free non-profit resources including free webinars, guidebooks, consultants directory and more.
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 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.
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.
Tips, tools and how-tos for safer online communications a project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
VIRTUAL THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES
Acorn is a sanctuary, rooted in black diasporic wisdom, nurturing healing/arts/spiritual (HEARTS) justice practices to restore wholeness and manifest collective freedom. ACORN offers a variety of in-person and virtual HEARTS opportunities.
Upcoming events include:
BEAM is a national training, movement building, and grant making institution that is dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities. Beam offers a variety of training, events and gathering resources including:
Heart Space: A Virtual Healing Circle: A monthly, online support group and emotional skills building space for Black folks looking to learn and connect.
Upcoming session: Navigating Toxic Spaces: Care Strategies for Maintaining Wellness in Unsafe Spaces, Tuesday, October 17, 2023 3pm PT / 6pm ET
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. We’re regularly adding new events.
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.
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.
Upcoming Support Groups Include:
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.
A list of forty-four mental health resources for Black people including people, brands, collectives, and organizations to follow. By Zahra Barnes, Self
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 colleague 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. This guide includes preventative care and COVID-19 patient care, it is also applicable to various other respiratory illnesses.
An Op-ed by Miriam McKinney Gray, lab director and senior data analyst for the Democracy and Power Innovation (DPI) Fund.
An Op-ed by Kendra Cotton, CEO of New Georgia Project Action Fund, and Art Reyes III, founding executive director of We the People Action Fund.
Comprehensive research on youth voter turnout in the 2022 midterm elections. This data includes an interactive state by state map.
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.
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.
Comprehensive research on youth voter turnout in the 2020 presidential election. This data includes an interactive state by state map.