Resist’s theory of social change is rooted in the belief that when communities most impacted by injustices come together, organize, address root causes, and take direct action powerful social change happens.

Resist believes in grassroots organizing, creativity, and power.

That is why we strive to be a very different type of foundation. We are a grassroots foundation, with grassroots donors, that supports grassroots action. We want to support you: the activists on the ground who are doing the work.

General Support Grants:
General Support Grants are available for
up to $4,000 to support social justice organizing. Groups can only be funded once per 12-month period. There is no limit to the number of times a grantee can receive funds.

Emergency Grants:
Resist offers $1,000 Emergency Grants to eligible groups who are facing unforeseen and timely political opportunities. We offer this support so that your group can respond quickly to unexpected organizing needs. You do not have to have already been funded by Resist to apply for the Emergency Grant.

Please read about eligibility, the process, and our six deadlines per year.