Third Wave Fund’s Mobilize Power Fund: Supporting the Leadership of Young Women


Deadline: 14 November 2018

Applicants are invited to apply for the Third Wave Fund’s Mobilize Power Fund which 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.

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Third Wave Fund launched this fund because powerful movements need the ability to respond to and heal from immediate threats and opportunities with flexible and responsive funding opportunities. 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
  • Conflict mediation/resolution

Grant Information

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Grants can be made for up to $7,500 USD.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Organizations do not need a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or a fiscal sponsor to receive funding.
  • Third Wave 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.
  • Other Criteria
    • Reproductive & Gender Justice Focus is Clear: Applicant’s political analysis and project specifically address patriarchy, transphobia, homophobia, gender inequity, or gender-based violence. Gender Justice activism includes racial justice, economic justice, immigration justice, reproductive justice, health & HIV/AIDS justice, trans/intersex/queer justice, disability justice, healing justice, anti-violence and/or anti-criminalization work.
    • Community Leadership & Accountability: Campaigns, efforts, or organizations are led by the communities they serve and are responsive and accountable to those communities.
    • Timely, Urgent, & Strategic: The event or situation applicant’s responding to was unanticipated and requires urgent or timely action that is well thought out with clear goals and desired outcomes.
    • Young Women/Trans/GNC/Intersex-Led: Young women of color, trans, queer, gender non-conforming, and/or intersex activists under 35 are a core part of the decision making process.
    • Organizational Need: Third Wave Fund will prioritize organizations with budgets under $500,000 and that are based in areas with limited access to philanthropic resources.

How to Apply

All materials must be submitted at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit Mobilize Power Fund.

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