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 and the process and feel free to contact us with questions you may have. 

Our next grant deadling is December 5, 2014. 

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.
Download the PDF General Support Grant Application / Download the Microsoft Word General Support Grant Application

Multi-year Grants:

Multi-year Grants are available to grantees who have been funded by RESIST at least two times during the preceding five years. Recipients of multi-year grants will receive $4,000 every year for three years without having to re-apply.
Download the PDF Multi-Year Grant Application / Download the Microsoft Word Multi-Year Grant Application

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.
Download the PDF Technical Assistance Grant Application / Download the Microsoft Word Technical Assistance Grant Application

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.
Download the PDF Emergency Grant Application / Download the Microsoft Word Emergency Grant Application

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.
Download the PDF Accessibility Grant Application / Download the Microsoft Word Accessibility Grant Application