Grants Programs

Resist believes in grassroots organizing, creativity, and power. 

That is why we strive to be a very different type of foundation. We are a grassroots foundation, with grassroots donors, that supports grassroots action. We want to support you: the activists on the ground who are doing the work. Please read about eligibility, the process, and our four deadlines per year. Feel free to contact us with questions you may have.

Our next grant deadline is June 2nd, 2018. You can apply here. 

2018 Grant Application Deadlines:

Deadline 1: March 3rd, 2018,  6pm  EST (Receive funding decision in May 2018)
Deadline 2: June 2nd, 2018,  6pm EST (Receive  funding decision in August 2018)
Deadline 3: September 8th, 2018,  6pm  EST (Receive funding decision in November 2018)
Deadline 4: December 7th, 2018 6pm  EST (Receive funding decision in February 2019)

Rapid Response Grant: Decision and notification within one week of receiving the application.

General Support Grants:

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.  General support grants are awarded by a panel of previously funded Resist grantees.  Groups are funded based on the strength of their overall application. Awards can be used to best meet your group’s needs. Groups can only be funded once per 12-month period. There is no limit to the number of times a grantee can receive funds. If a group has been fully funded twice in the past five years, they may apply for a multi-year grant.

Multi-year Grants:

Open only to current grantees who meet the above requirements and have been fully funded twice in the past five years. Multi-year funding consists of three years of full funding ($4000), starting with the year the multi-year application is submitted. If you are eligible and would like to apply for a Multi-Year Grant, send us an email so we can provide the access code that you will input into our online application system.

Kendra Hicks, Eastern Region -
Jax Gil, Western Region -

Accessibility Grants:

Resist is committed to supporting projects that enable all people to participate in the movement for justice and liberation. Resist will fund the additional costs of making projects or events more accessible to community members with specific accessibility needs. Accessibility grants are awarded up to $4,000.

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.

Resist offers Rapid Response Grants for groups and organizations to:

Imagine and Build: for groups seeking financial support with training, consultation, healing, cultural work, conflict resolution, and/or restructuring. Examples include (but are not limited to): developing organizing skills, exploration of new strategies,community-led arts and culture work, board and staff development, fundraising support, and training, computer, and software training, transformative and strategic planning.

Resist and Respond: for groups seeking to respond to unforeseen and timely political opportunities with organizing and/or cultural interventions. Examples include (but are not limited to) organizing direct action, creative resistance, and travel to protests in response to a call to action.

You can apply online for any of these Resist grants here.

Thank you for applying and bravely doing the work that you do.