Resist Grant Program

The Resist Grant Program is now open to support people’s movements for justice and liberation.

Resist believes in grassroots organizing, creativity, and power. Resist even funds the additional costs of making projects or events more accessible to community members with specific accessibility needs. They redistribute resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world.

Resist funds groups that:

  • Resist: Groups that organize, base build, engage in direct action, and cultural organizing. Groups organize within communities for structural social and economic change. Groups develop tools for consciousness-raising, including popular education and radical pedagogy development.
  • Re-imagine: Groups that actively build new systems that provide alternatives to the ones they’re fighting now. These groups live into transformative justice by creating community-based alternatives to dehumanizing or inaccessible institutions and systems. This work might look like: alternatives to policing, urban gardens, cooperative childcare, etc.
  • Build Resilience: Groups that are creating through arts and cultural work and all forms of creative resilience building. Groups that are healing through sacred resistance, sustainability, ritual, bodywork, and other embodied healing for communities engaged in the work of liberation.

Eligibility Criteria:

Groups that are aligned with Resist will fit most of the following criteria:

  • Their work is located within an ecology of social justice organizations. They are aware of how their work fits into a greater whole. Work reflects a clear understanding of purpose and function within movements for social change
  • Have an intersectional / cross-issue analysis
  • Work actively against white and Christian supremacy, capitalism, gender, and sexual oppression, and all forms of patriarchy
  • Are led by those most affected by structural oppression
  • Eligible Organizations must:
  • have an organizational budget under $150,000 per year
  • be based in the United States
  • be led by those most impacted by intersecting systems of oppression
  • be an organization with 5o1(c)3 status as determined by the IRS, be a federally recognized American Indian tribal government or agency, or be sponsored by one of the above