What We Fund
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North Star considers groups in New York City that do all of the following:
- Work within the five boroughs of New York City
- Have 501(c)(3) status or have a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status
- Make the links between different but related forms of oppression
- Are led by and for the communities they seek to serve
- Are democratically structured and accountable to their communities
- Represent traditionally marginalized or disenfranchised communities, i.e. low-income people, immigrants, people of color, LGBTSTQ, women, elders, youth and people with disabilities
- Actively work to create progressive social change; for example, ensuring economic justice, securing peace and ending militarism, ending institutional racism and gender discrimination, and/or protecting civil liberties
Although we value the work, we do not consider:
- Direct service organizations, i.e. food pantries, soup kitchens
- Individual efforts
- Private or public schools, colleges, and universities
- Hospitals and clinics
- Statewide, national, or international organizations
- Travel expenses for individual speakers or conference participants
- Activities to elect specific candidates for public office
- Fundraising events such as galas and walk-a-thons
- Feasibility studies, capital fund drives
- Organizations that do not comply with Federal, state, or local equal opportunity statutes
If you have specific questions about your eligibility, please contact us at 212-620-9110.
To review our current grant categories and funding guidelines for each category, visit our Grant Categories page.