Movement Infrastructure Fund – Apr 23

Posted by Solidaire Network on March 2, 2021

Solidaire Network Invites Applications for Movement Infrastructure Fund

Born out of a need to fight against corporate greed, economic inequality, climate change, gender and racial injustice, and anti-Blackness, Solidaire Network is a community of donor organizers who mobilize quickly to get critical resources and unprecedented amounts of solidarity to the frontlines of social justice movements.

To that end, the network welcomes applications for the Movement Infrastructure Fund, which supports work that provides long-term scaffolding for movement organizations working to transform what’s possible. The fund invests in bold visions that are often overlooked and underfunded. Supporting work that is led by those most impacted by injustice, the fund invests in movements that work to dismantle and disrupt extractive, exploitative, and oppressive systems.

In 2021, Solidaire is interested in movement infrastructure proposals that support resistance through systems and tools, as well as proposals that build transformative futures through agency and scale. Examples include starting or expanding a community-owned broadband initiative; building out communications tools or staff to advance narrative or culture change; intervening on cases against corporations or the government with progressive legal assistance; expanding organizers in rural places; security training and equipment purchases; or campaigns for local housing solutions.

Examples of movement infrastructure include buildings and land, new incorporations or entities, democratic governance structures, expertise and skill building, system development and sustained people power. The network also welcomes participatory research projects that are led/informed by folks directly impacted and that look to create or invest more deeply in movement infrastructure projects with broad impact. Work should be led by the most directly impacted people working on the front lines.

Grants of between $20,000 and $200,000 over up to five years will be awarded.

To be eligible, organizations or groups must have an organizational budget under $3 million. Grants can support (c)3, (c)4, LLCs, and other vehicles.

See the Solidaire Network website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Deadline: April 23, 2021

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