Applications Open for Resist Grants Program – United States

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Deadline: 7 September 2019

Resist Foundation is seeking applications for its Grant Program to support people’s movements for justice and liberation.

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The Foundations redistribute resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world.

Funding Priorities

Resist funds groups that:

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  • Resist: Groups that organize, base build, engage in direct 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.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible organizations must:

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

Resist does not fund any of the following:

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  • 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

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

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