Third Wave’s Mobilize Power Fund: Grants for Groups, Nonprofits, and Coalitions in the USA

Deadline: 14 January 2017

Third Wave Fund is seeking applications for its Mobilize Power Fund to support bold activism in real time.

Third Wave’s Mobilize Power Fund is a rapid response fund that supports the leadership of young women of color, Trans, gender non-conforming, queer, and intersex youth under 35 in social movements.

The Mobilize Power Fund is:

  • A rapid response fund for direct action, community mobilization, and healing justice.
  • Available to coalitions, organizations, and non-501(c)(3) efforts.
  • Open all year and accepts proposals in many formats: written narrative, a phone call, or a short video.
  • Dedicated to work led by young women of color, queer, Trans, and intersex youth of color and low-income youth.

Third Wave Fund is the only national fund that supports youth-led Gender Justice Activism to advance the political power, well-being, and self determination of communities of color and low-income communities in the United States.

This Fund May Support:

  • Actions against criminalization and violence
  • Urgent community organizing or direct action
  • Unanticipated legislative or ballot initiative campaigns
  • Leadership training or participatory action research
  • Healing and healing justice work
  • Legal or bail fees
  • Marches or rallies

Funding Information

  • Grants can be made for up to $3,000 USD. Larger grants may be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Coalitions or joint proposals can request up to $3,000 per group.

Eligibility Criteria

Organizations do not need a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status or a fiscal sponsor to receive funding. The fund makes this clear to strongly encourage grassroots organizations, groups, and collectives led by and for young people of color and low-income communities to apply.

How to Apply

  • Applicants have to submit all the necessary materials by following this checklist:
    • Cover Sheet
    • Project Narrative
    • Organizational Budget and Fiscal Sponsor’s Organizational Budget, if applicable
    • 501c3 IRS Letter for applicant’s Organization or applicant’s Fiscal Sponsor, if applicable
    • Any pictures, hashtag(s), and/or links that the fund could share in their monthly E-Blast, should applicants be funded
  • Narratives can be completed as a written document, a phone interview, or a video that responds to the narrative prompts.
  • All materials must be submitted at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit Third Wave’s Mobilize Power Fund.

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