Grants Funding BIPOC-Led Groups and Antiracist Efforts

Social Justice Grants - Resist - application deadline March 5, 2021
Supports grassroots organizations led by individuals from groups most impacted by intersecting systems of oppression that are working to advance justice and liberation by awarding both general support and accessibility grants. 

Joyce Foundation - application deadline April 7, 2021
Focuses specifically on advancing racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region and/or within the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Program areas are Culture, Education & Economic Mobility, & Justice Reform among others. 

Movement Infrastructure Fund - Solidaire - application deadline April 23, 2021
Provides long-term scaffolding for movement organizations that support resistance through systems and tools and/or build transformative futures through agency and scale. Examples include starting or expanding a community-owned broadband initiative; building out communications tools or staff to advance narrative or culture change; intervening on cases against corporations or the government with progressive legal assistance; expanding organizers in rural places; security training and equipment purchases; or campaigns for local housing solutions.

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.