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 six deadlines per year. Feel free to contact us with questions you may have. 

Our next grant deadline is December 4, 2015. You can apply here. 

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

General Support Grants:

General Support Grants are available for up to $4,000 to support social justice organizing. Groups can only be funded once per 12-month period. There is no limit to the number of times a grantee can receive funds.

Multi-year Grants:

Open only to current grantees who meet the above requirements and have been funded twice in the past five years. The last grant must be a full grant (typically $4,000). If you are eligible and would like to apply for a Multi-Year Grant, please email and for an Access Code that you will input in our online application system. (Deadlines six times a year. See below)

Technical Assistance Grants:

Resist offers $500 Technical Assistance Grants for current grantees to participate in technical assistance opportunities. This resource is for groups seeking help with training, consultation, or restructuring. Assistance may include, but is not limited to: developing organizing skills, training in new strategies, board and staff development, fundraising, computer and software training, and strategic planning.

Emergency Grants:

Resist offers $500 Emergency Grants to eligible groups who are facing unforeseen and timely political opportunities. We offer this support so that your group can respond quickly to unexpected organizing needs. You do not have to have already been funded by Resist to apply for the Emergency Grant.

Accessibility Grants:

Resist is committed to supporting projects that enable all people to participate in the movement for social justice. Resist will fund the additional costs of projects or events which will make them accessible to people with disabilities) for amounts up to $4,000.

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

You can download progress reports for current grantees here.