Collective Future Fund: Survivor Safety and Securing Democratic Futures
Survivor Safety and Securing Democratic Futures grants seek 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 been unfolding in 2020. Providing this funding will help organizations be nimble during these multiple crises, ensure safety and protections for survivors and impacted workers, encourage robust democratic participation amidst rising authoritarianism, and coordinate transnationally in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grant priorities include:
- Supports, advocacy, and organizing to address interpersonal violence as a result of the public health crisis that is forcing people to stay in their homes, unable to flee abuse and violence, away from support networks and shelters, unable to access healthcare and anti-violence supports
- Counseling, care, safety planning, and other support to survivors of family and institutional violence during isolation, either virtually or otherwise
- Support existing funds that help survivors of violence to mitigate the financial distress from lost income
- Community-based or mutual aid groups organizing to provide emergency food, medical supplies or support for care to survivors of violence — specifically black women, Indigenous women, women of color, queer, trans, nonbinary and gender non-conforming people of color, people of color with disabilities, and immigrants — who are at high risk for COVID-19, isolated from community supports that were more accessible previous to the pandemic, unemployed, and/or otherwise directly affected by the multiple adverse impacts of the pandemic, economic downturn, and uprisings for racial justice
- Support for youth survivors to create supportive networks, access health care, find counseling and other support
- Support for childcare for survivors and frontline workers
- Ensure and encourage robust democratic participation from constituencies targeted and under attack from rising authoritarianism
Amount: Grants of $50,000 each are awarded.
- Organizations led by and serving women of color.
- Organizations whose core mission, goals, and activities address ending gender-based violence.
- Status as a 501(c)3 under US tax law (for US-based organizations) or having a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor is the most expedient way to receive a grant, but is not required. Non-US based organizations can apply with a US-based 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor. Organizations that have neither 501(c)3 status nor a fiscal sponsor can apply, but must meet some additional requirements if invited to submit a full proposal.
Deadline: November 9, 2020
|Funder||Collective Future Fund|
|Eligibility||For Profit Organization, Nonprofit Organization|
|Sector||Advocacy/Social Justice, COVID-19 Emergency Response, Health, Native American, Social Services, LGBQ|