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Gender Justice Organizing Fund

Opportunity Type: 
Brief Description: 

The Gender Justice Organizing Fund is a special fund at Bread & Roses Community Fund. 

The fund will make $10,000 grants to local grassroots community organizing groups that are mobilizing women, girls, trans, gender nonconforming, and LGBTQI+ people to make change and create thriving, safe, and just communities.  The money for these grants will be raised by the 2022 Gender Justice Giving Project.

The Gender Justice Organizing Fund makes grants to groups that:

  • Meet all eligibility criteria
  • Have a long-term vision for and engage strategies that focus on gender justice
  • Are led by people most affected by gender oppression, and build broad membership and leadership bases that can survive when key leaders step down
  • Understand power differences based on identity and can talk about how they are trying to challenge those power imbalances both within their organizations and in their communities
  • Prioritize ongoing education/consciousness raising for constituents and allies that broadens their membership base
  • Have a plan, including short term and long term goals that are specific, achievable, and relevant to gender justice
  • Are knowledgeable about other organizations working on the same issue, and are able to work in coalition across movements, issues, and communities to amplify impact
  • Are less likely to be funded by more traditional funders, because of their commitment to challenging power and prioritizing the leadership of marginalized people; therefore, a grant from Bread & Roses Community Fund would be critical to seeding or sustaining their work

2022 Virtual Information Sessions

Information Session
July 21, 2022 | 12:30-1:30 PM | REGISTER
During this time we will go over the process of applying for a grant, including eligibility, and requirements.

Application Assistance
August 9, 2022 | 10:00-11:00 AM | REGISTER
We will provide technical assistance to applicants during this time.

Instructions: 
Deadline: 
August 17, 2022