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Deadline: June 13, 2018

Third Wave Fund: Mobilize Power Fund

The Mobilize Power Fund is a rapid response fund for direct action, community mobilizing, and healing justice. The Fund supports the leadership of young women of color, trans, gender non-conforming, queer, and intersex youth under 35 in social movements. Projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Reproductive and gender justice focus is clear: The applicant’s political analysis and project specifically address patriarchy, transphobia, homophobia, gender inequity, or gender-based violence. Gender justice activism includes racial justice; economic justice; immigration justice; reproductive justice; health and HIV/AIDS justice; trans/intersex/queer justice; disability justice; healing justice; and anti-violence and/or anti-criminalization work.
  • Community leadership and accountability: Campaigns, efforts, or organizations are led by the communities they serve and are responsive and accountable to those communities.
  • Timely, urgent, and strategic: The event or situation the applicant is responding to was unanticipated and requires urgent or timely action that is well thought out with clear goals and desired outcomes.
  • Young women/trans/gender non-conforming/intersex-led: Young women of color, trans, queer, gender non-conforming, and/or intersex activists under 35 are a core part of the decision making process.
  • Organizational need: The Fund will prioritize organizations with budgets under $500,000 and that are based in areas with limited access to philanthropic resources.

The Mobilize Power Fund may support the following:

  • Actions against criminalization and violence
  • Urgent community organizing or direct action
  • Unanticipated legislative or ballot initiative campaigns
  • Leadership training or participatory action research
  • Healing and healing justice work
  • Legal or bail fees
  • Marches or rallies
  • Conflict mediation/resolution

Amount: Grants of up to $7,500 are made per group. Coalitions or joint applications can request up to $15,000.

Eligibility: Coalitions, informal groups, and nonprofit organizations. Organizations do not need a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or a fiscal sponsor to receive funding. Third Wave Fund strongly encourages grassroots organizations, groups, and collectives led by and for young people of color and low-income communities to apply.

Link: http://thirdwavefund.org/mobilize-power-fund.html

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