Contributions to the Emergent Fund provide urgently needed resources for movements at the front lines of resistance. In 2017, our activist-led Advisory Council approved over $1 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

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Coming Clean

Georgia Muslim Voter Project

Indigenous Climate Action

Teaching for Change and Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative

Latino Union of Chicago

Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans

SOUL (Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation)

The Transgender Law Center 

Trans Sistas of Color Project

United Vision for Idaho

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