Contributions to the Emergent Fund provide urgently needed resources for movements at the frontlines of resistance. Since 2017, our activist-led Advisory Council has approved over $2 million in rapid-response grants and is continuing to approve grants on a frequent and rolling basis.

We are honored to partner with the following organizations and provide general support grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.

In this time of unprecedented action and engagement by ordinary Americans, the Emergent Fund also wants to contribute to small scale projects just getting off the ground. For these modest needs we will also on occasion give "seed grants" ranging from $3,000 to $5,000.

For more information on our grantees, please write to us at Donors will receive regular email updates.


2018 Grants


Advance Native Political Leadership

Al Otro Lado: Empowering Refugee Families

All* Above All: D.C. Action

Arizona Center for Empowerment: Family Separation Proposal

Black Feminist Future: Some of Us Are Brave

CHIRLA - Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights: Immigrant Political Power Project

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Coming Clean

Deep Dive: Fake News no Match for Facts

Dream Defenders

Empower MT: Leadership Capacity for EmpowerMT LGBTQ Youth

Empowering Undocumented AAPI Voices

Enlace: NYC Freedom Cities Campaign

Generation Indigenous 2.0

Grassroots Collaborative: Shift Narrative from Austerity to Racially Just Economy

Indigenous Climate Action

Islamophobia teaching guide, Teaching for Change

Jolt Initiative: Texas Youth Power Alliance (Jolt Action)

Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization: Obama Library CBA Coalition

La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE): Civic Engagement 2018 General Elections

Latino Union of Chicago – Barrio Defense Committees Project

Make the Road CT: Community Supported Deportation Defense

Midwest Culture Lab

Migrant Justice

Mijente #FreeOurFuture

Million Hoodies Movement for Justice

Momentum Community: Southern POC Momentum Training

Movement for Justice in El Barrio

Muslim ARC (Anti-Islamophobia Curriculum)

Muslim Civic Engagement Convening

Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government: Gwich'in

Native Youth Leadership Alliance

Neta: Journalism & Storytelling from Texas-Mexico Border

Nuestro Centro: Stronger Together

Organizing Refugee, Arab, and Muslim communities

Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America - Podcast on Indigeneity

Puente Human Rights Movement Power Building

Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC): Women Leading One Fair Wage in MI


SIREN: Luchar Para Ganar / Fight to Win


Texas Civil Rights Project

The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

Trans Sistas of Color Project

Transgender Law Center

Unapologetic Book Launch Project

UndocuBlack TPS Campaign

United We Dream



#BlackLivesMatter Channel Black Media Training Cohort

#ItTakesRoots to #GrowTheResistance for Visionary Opposition



All of Us Initiative @ Organization United for Respect (OUR), a project of the New World Foundation.

Arizona Center for Empowerment

BlackOUT Collective

Blackout for Human Rights – #MLKNOW 2017 Short Advocacy Film Series

Brown Boi Project – Gender Justice Response

Campaign for Southern Equality – Rapid Response Initiative

Center for Media Justice – Securing Freedom: Racial Justice Digital Defense

Council on American-Islamic Relations, California (CAIR-CA)

Domestic Worker Legacy Fund

Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute

Faith in Florida [PICO]

Faith in Texas – Rapid Action Network

Georgia Muslim Voter Project

Grassroots Asians Rising Alliance

Haitian Migrant Border Crisis Strategy Group

Indianapolis Community Action Network (IndyCAN)- Sanctuary and Solidarity Congregations [PICO]

Indigenous Women Rise

Interfaith Voices for Reproductive Justice


LA Voice Muslim Organizer Capacity Building [PICO]

March to Springfield for a People and Planet First Budget 


Movement for Justice in El Barrio

Movimiento Cosecha

MPower Change

Muslim Anti-Racist Collaborative

NC Leadership Development and Rapid Response Infrastructure

New York City #FreedomCities Campaign

NM Comunidades en Acción y de Fe (CAFé) [PICO]

No Ban No Wall New Jersey/ Mpower Change

No One Stands Alone: Creating at Rapid Response Network [PICO]

Now We Rise

Oceti Sakowin People’s Climate March- Indigenous Block

Puente Human Rights Movement Rapid Response

Rapid Response to Threats to Undocumented Community Members

Soulforce: Combatting Spiritual Terrorism

Southeast Asian Freedom Network (SEAFN)

Southerners On New Ground (SONG)

Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL)

SpiritHouse Inc/The Harm Free Zone

Texas Rapid Response Plan: A Collaboration of Texas Organizing Project, the Workers Defense Project, and the Texas Civil Rights Project

The 501-C3 2017 people of color data training initiative

The Icarus Project’s Rapid Response Program: Sustaining People & Movements for the Long Haul Ahead

Transgender Gender-Variant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP)

Undocumented Youth & Families Defying Detention & Deportation in NM

United We Dream

We the People: Building a Progressive Infrastructure in Michigan