Grant Opportunities for BIPOC-Led Groups and Antiracist Efforts

Racial Justice and Equity Fund - Lumina Foundation - Initial applications are due September 2, 2021, by 5:00 pm EDT
The Lumina Foundation has issued an RFP for its Racial Justice and Equity (RJE) Fund that will support seven to ten organizations with grants of up to $400,000 for as long as two years. The fund is designed to directly support organizations' efforts to eradicate systemic racism and advance equity and justice for those who have experienced racial oppression. The common thread that unites all Lumina RJE grantees is their explicit focus on eradicating systemic racism and working to mitigate and eliminate the entrenched policies, practices, and beliefs that continue to stand in the way of racial equity and justice. In addition, the RJE Fund invests in efforts outside of Lumina’s core strategies that have a meaningful connection to the field of higher education.

Movement Infrastructure - Mosaic - Application deadline is September 10 at 5:00 pm PST
Mosaic will distribute $5,000,000; grants will range between $25,000 and $500,000 to fund projects that advance one or more of six types of field-wide movement infrastructure: communications, leadership development, advocacy tools & training, data & information, relationships & trust, and philanthropic innovation. These projects will support people working to ensure clean air and water, a safe climate, healthy and just communities for all, and thriving natural systems. They must be collaborative by design, engage and benefit multiple stakeholders, and create shared tools that are widely beneficial to movement members.

Community Self-Determination Grant - NDN Collective - Applications deadline is October 25, 2021
NDN Collective is providing grants of up to $100,000 per year, with commitments up to two years, to Indigenous-led organizations working in the defense, development, and/or decolonization of Indigenous Peoples and the Planet. The Community Self Determination Grants are intended to strengthen and leverage the long-term financial sustainability of community-based and grassroots organizations. The mission of NDN Collective is to build the collective power of Indigenous peoples, communities, and nations to exercise their inherent right to self-determination while fostering a world that is built on a foundation of justice and equity for all people and the planet.

Indian Community Development Block Grant - Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Application deadline is October 25 at 11:59:59 pm Eastern Standard
The objective of the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program is the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons of low-and moderate-income. Must be eligible as an Indian tribe or tribal organization. Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6500-N-23

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.