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06 Dec

Resist Offers Support for Grassroots Justice and Liberation Movements

  Grant Amount: Grants awards up to $4,000 are available.
Applications are due quarterly on March 2, 2019, June 1, 2019, September 7, 2019, and December 6, 2019.


Resist is offering its support for grassroots justice and liberation movements. Resist supports people’s movements for justice and liberation by redistributing resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world.

The foundation funds organizations that:

  • Resist: Groups that organize, base build, engage in direct action and cultural organizing.
  • Re-Imagine: Groups that actively build new systems that provide alternatives to the ones being challenged currently. This work might look like: alternatives to policing, urban gardens, cooperative childcare, etc.
  • Build Resistance: Groups that are creating through arts and cultural work and all forms of creative resilience building.


Eligible applicants must:
⦁ have an organizational budget under $150,000 per year;
⦁ carry out most of their work in the United States;
⦁ submit progress reports for all prior Resist grants; and
⦁ be a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status as determined by the IRS, be a federally recognized American Indian tribal government or agency, be sponsored by one of the above, or contact Resist prior to applying.

The foundation does not fund any of the following:
• 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

More Information

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


  • Community Development