By its funding of little-known groups, Resist has kept alive the spirit of resistance to war and injustice.
Howard Zinn
Howard Zinn Auburndale, MA
Resist gives funders the opportunity to reach organizations doing front-line work for social justice. No matter how large or small your donation, you know your money will be used carefully and stretched to the last penny.
Jean Hardisty
Jean HardistyCambridge, MA
Thank you for routing resources to progressive, feisty, lean and committed social justice organizations using a disbursement process that reflects the values of the organizers (not just the donors!)—keep on, keep on!
Holmes Hummel
Holmes HummelPalo Alto, CA
RESIST is the only way I know of to get my money to really small, community-based groups working for social change.
Resist Donor
Resist DonorSan Francisco, CA

OUR story begins in 1967..

when the “Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority” was issued to support draft resistance in opposition to the war in Vietnam. Signed by over 20,000 people, the Call mobilized activists and academics across the country. And our story is far from over – from our inception, Resist has been rooted in movements for liberation led by the people. Today, Resist continues to fund hundreds of grassroots organizations across the US and US occupied territory, connected by a shared vision – that liberation is not only possible, that it is on its way.

And you, as a part of a community of over 8,000 donors nationwide have funded their work every step of the way. Every monthly and quarterly gift serves as a movement sustainer to the hundreds of grassroots organizations all across the country moving us towards justice and liberation.


[Image description: Members of Dignidad Inmigrante en Athens at a 2019 caravan #drivingwithoutfear hold signs. One large sign reads: “Families Together and Free”]


In the US only 7% of grant-making dollars go to groups that are led by communities most impacted by systemic oppression.* At Resist, 100% of the funds we raise go towards grassroots groups that are resisting, reimagining, and building resilience in their communities and all across the country. We might not be able to outspend big philanthropy but with sustained and consistent funding efforts we can ensure that these communities have the resources they need to continue the fight against systemic oppression.

By making a commitment to sustaining the work of these brave and visionary communities you become a part of a 53-year-long history of grassroots fundraising and people-powered movements. There’s a new world coming, our grantees are on the ground ensuring that. Join us in making their vision a reality and become a movement sustainer today.

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* Source: Rick Cohen, “Data Snapshot on Racial Justice Grantmaking,” Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity: Critical Issues 5 (June 2014): 38. 

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