Grant Opportunities for BIPOC-Led Groups and Antiracist Efforts

Indian Tribes GrantAmeriCorps - accepting applications until July 23, 2021
Seeks to strengthen communities through the use of AmeriCorps volunteers. Priorities include COVID-19 recovery efforts; programs addressing racial equality; economic opportunity initiatives, such as broadband, agriculture, and low-income housing; education, including STEM; environmental stewardship, including traditional food systems; healthy futures, including reducing and preventing prescription drug and opioid abuse; veterans and military families; and programs that reduce child poverty.

Gold Futures Challenge PrizeAsian American Futures and Gold House - accepting applications until July 31, 2021
Awards ten prizes ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations for projects that ensure that AAPI communities are seen, heard, empowered, and united. Preference may be given to organizations that serve historically underrepresented communities; organizations, leaders, or communities who are often overlooked by traditional forms of philanthropy; communities with less access to power and opportunity; and/or causes that are harder to fund. 

Consumer Health Foundation - application deadline July 16, 2021
Supports community-based and nonprofit organizations in the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia that are committed to and operationalizing racial equity and undertaking community organizing and community engagement and advocacy at local, state, and regional levels. 

Native Communities Resiliency Fund - Potlatch Fund - rolling deadline
Seeks to protect Native American way of life by funding resiliency actions that create hope, social connection, adaption, flexibility and purpose for projects based Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Montana, led by groups and communities consisting of at least 51% Native peoples. 

Communities Transforming Policing Fund - Borealis Philanthropy - rolling deadline
Grants to resource local communities impacted by deadly and discriminatory policing practices to build power, increase police accountability and transparency, and redefine safety by advocating for investment in community-based programs as alternatives to police, jails, and prisons with priority given to Black-, Indigenous-, or People of Color (BIPOC)-led organizations and organizations led by individuals who have been directly impacted by the criminal legal system.

Life Comes From It - applications taken August - December each year
Supports grassroots movement-building work rooted in lived experience and relationships for restorative justice, transformative justice, and indigenous peacemaking led by communities of color. 

The Public Welfare Foundation - rolling deadline
Current focus areas include: transformative approaches to youth and adult criminal justice reform; Black-led movement building; community-based solutions that reduce the over-reliance on mass incarceration; and storytelling and journalism efforts that reframe the narrative around the U.S. criminal justice system. 

Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative -  Honor the Earth - rolling deadline
Awards grants solely to organizations that are led and managed by Native peoples. Priority is given to grassroots, community-based organizations and groups with a lack of access to federal and/or tribal funding resources. 

Emergent Strategies and Social Justice & Economic Justice Grants - rolling deadline
Prioritizes Black, Indigenous, and people of color-led organizations primarily engaged in one of the following activities: coalitions/alliances; mobilization; organizing and advocacy; healing, inspiration, and liberation; access to digital spaces. 

De Colores Rapid Response Fund - rolling deadline
Supports organizing in U.S. grassroots communities, with a focus on communities of color, poor and working class, and the effects of in-the-moment issues (i.e. Hurricane Maria or #MeToo).

Nathan Cummings Foundation - rolling deadline
Focuses on finding solutions to the climate crisis and growing inequality – particularly for women and people of color.