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.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING OUR NEXT CYCLE:
Resist’s grant-making panel, made up of grantees across the country, has decided to not accept applications for the August 2020 cycle (with a June deadline). Instead, we will waive reapplications, and automatically renew grants that cycle during the COVID-19 pandemic in line with the funder pledge Resist is currently co-sponsoring.
Please contact Yani (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
2020 Grant Application Deadlines:
Deadline 1: March 6th, 2020, 6pm EST (Receive funding decision in May 2020)
Deadline 2: NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS June 5th, 2020, 6pm EST (read important message above)
Deadline 3: September 4th, 2020, 6pm EST (Receive funding decision in November 2020)
Deadline 4: December 4th, 2020, 6pm EST (Receive funding decision in February 2021)
Groups can only be funded each type of grant once per 12-month period.
Rapid Response Grants
In response to the Coronavirus crisis, Resist will be reviewing Rapid Response applications on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays moving forward. Applicants are notified of funding decisions within 24 hours. Rapid Response awards are sent electronically within 48 hours of the funding decision date.
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.
Open only to current grantees who meet the above requirements and have been fully funded twice (for General Support and Accessibility) 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.
Yani Burgos - email@example.com
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.
Thank you for applying and bravely doing the work that you do.