2019 Resist Grant: Supporting People’s Movements for Justice and Liberation in U.S.


Deadline: 2 March 2019

Resist Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2019 grant program that supports people’s movements for justice and liberation.

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The Foundation redistributes resources back to front line communities at the fore front of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world. 

Therefore Resist funds groups that:

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  • Resist: Groups that organize, base build, engage indirect action and cultural organizing. Groups organize within communities for structural social and economic change. Groups develop tools for consciousness raising, including popular education and radical pedagogy development.
  • Re-imagine: Groups that actively build new systems that provide alternatives to the ones we’re fighting now. These groups live into transformative justice by creating community-based alternatives to dehumanizing or inaccessible institutions and systems. This work might look like: alternatives to policing, urban gardens, cooperative childcare, etc.
  • Build Resilience: Groups that are creating through arts and cultural work and all forms of creative resilience building. Groups that are healing through sacred resistance, sustainability, ritual, bodywork,and other embodied healing for communities engaged in the work of liberation.
  • Groups that are aligned with Resist will fit most of the following:
    • Their work is located within an ecology of social justice organizations. They area ware of how their work fits into a greater whole. Work reflects a clear understanding of purpose and function within movements for social change
    • have an inter sectional / cross-issue analysis
    • work actively against white and Christian supremacy, capitalism, gender and sexual oppression and all forms of patriarchy
    • are led by those most affected by structural oppression

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible organizations must:

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  • have an organizational budget under $150,000 per year
  • be based in the United States
  • beled by those most impacted by intersecting systems of oppression
  • bean organization with 501(c)3 status as determined by the IRS, be a federally recognized American Indian tribal government or agency, be sponsored by one of the above, or contact us prior to applying.

Resist does not fund any of the following:

  • social service or research projects
  • legal defense costs or lawsuit projects not directly connected to a progressive organizing campaign
  • material aid campaigns
  • individuals
  • projects whose primary work is outside the United States
  • capital campaigns, capital projects, or endowments
  • organizations with access to traditional sources of funding
  • other foundations or grant-giving organizations
  • organizations with annual budgets over $150,000

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit https://resist.org/grants/programs

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