criteria for funding
There are two types of efforts we support, which distinguish an Emergent Fund grant from thousands other worthy projects and organizations:
- Efforts that support emergent strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions. This includes resisting new or amplified threats and building power to move a proactive agenda.
- Efforts seeking long-term social justice and economic justice in a political and social climate that seeks to dismantle such efforts.
Emergent work: New solutions responding to rapidly changing conditions in the current political environment
Visionary and Power Building: Seeks transformational systemic changes rooted in social and economic justice. Develops community power through organizing and/or leadership development (including through new tools), direct action, and/or cultural work
Leadership from affected communities
Intersectional Analysis: Engages multiple identities and multi-racial alliance building as core to theory of change
Endorsed: Recommended by a member of the Nominations Network
Right size of need: The level of Emergent Fund support is appropriate to the work
If you'd like to submit your work (or the work of another organization), please use the form to your right. You may submit up to three applications per person.
Proposals can be ideas, collaborations, campaigns, or organizations, whether or not they are fully formed; don't worry about your notes being perfect or comprehensive. All notes from our application form will be shared with our Advisory Council for review.
To learn more, please visit our Advisory Council page.