Collective Futures Fund Invites Applications to Survivor Safety and Securing Curing Democratic Futures Fund

The Collective Future Fund is a pooled fund established in 2019 to bring together donors, social justice movements, and survivors to shape a collective future free from sexual harassment and violence. Collective Future Fund prioritizes supporting efforts that are led by women of color who are survivors of gender-based violence. The fund envisions a world in which all women and girls — cisgender, transgender, and gender non-conforming — can live, learn, and work in safety and dignity.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many of the disparities and inequities created by unjust policies and systems that have left communities vulnerable. Women of color are most often the first to respond and the last to be resourced, despite the undeniable force they play to fortify their communities around emergencies and disasters.

The Survivor Safety and Securing Democratic Futures Fund aims to support organizations through this time of uncertainty by equipping them with funds to mobilize their communities for survival. The purpose of Survivor Safety and Securing Democratic Futures grants is to channel resources to Black-, Indigenous-, women-of-color-, queer-, trans-, nonbinary and gender non-conforming people-of-color-led organizations that are advancing safety and support through direct relief and organizing support to frontline workers and survivors of gender-based and state violence during the multiple crises that have unfolded in 2020. 

To be eligible for a Survivor Safety and Securing Democratic Futures grant, applicant organizations must be led by and serve women of color (i.e., Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Arab, Asian, and Pacific Islander; queer, transgender, and gender-nonconforming people of color, im/migrants and refugees, women of color with disabilities); have a core mission, goals, and activities that address ending gender-based violence and bring an orientation and analysis of racial and gender justice (intersectional analysis and strategy development) that center survivors and pushes for structural change, collective healing, and the root causes of violence; and have 501(c)(3) under U.S. tax law (for U.S.-based organizations) or have a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Non-U.S. based organizations can apply with a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Organizations (whether in the U.S. or outside the U.S.) that have neither 501(c)(3) status nor a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status can apply but must meet some additional requirements if invited to submit a full proposal. 

Twelve-month grants of $50,000 will be awarded through the fund, with the grant period running from  December 2020 to December 2021.

Interested organizations are asked to fill out an organizational profile that includes basic information and two key questions through the Fluxx system. Applications are due November 9. After all submissions have been reviewed, a small group of applicants will be invited to submit a brief proposal that includes organizational and financial information along with four brief narrative questions. 

For more information, including grant priorities, eligibility criteria, and a link to the application portal, see the Collective Futures Fund website.

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Deadline: October 28, 2020