Resist is a foundation that supports people's movements for justice and liberation. The foundation redistributes resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world.
The foundation currently is accepting applications for General Support, Multi-Year, Accessibility, and Rapid Response grants.
1) General Support: Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to groups that are building movements for justice and liberation and resisting systemic oppression through grassroots/cultural organizing, art-making, and resilience building. General support grants are awarded by a panel of previously funded Resist grantees. Groups are funded based on the strength of their overall application. Groups can only be funded once per twelve-month period.
2) Multi-Year: Open only to current grantees who meet the above requirements and have been fully funded twice in the past five years, multiyear funding consists of three years of full funding ($4,000), starting with the year the multiyear application is submitted.
3) Accessibility: Resist is committed to supporting projects that enable all people to participate in the movement for justice and liberation. Resist will fund the additional costs of making projects or events more accessible to community members with specific accessibility needs. Accessibility grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded.
4) Rapid Response: Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to meet the needs of frontline groups and organizations. Rapid Response grants are decided on by Resist staff and generally have a one-week turn around. Resist offers Rapid Response grants to groups and organizations seeking financial assistance for training, consultation, healing, cultural work, conflict resolution, and/or restructuring as well as those seeking to respond to unforeseen and timely political opportunities with organizing and/or cultural interventions. Examples include but are not limited to organizing direct action, creative resistance, and travel to protests in response to a call to action.
See the Resist website for complete program guidelines, detailed eligibility requirement, and application instructions.