Let Us Breathe Fund Grants

We are not currently accepting applications for the Let Us Breathe Fund.

Purpose of grants: The Let Us Breathe Fund supports work around police accountability and racial justice, as well as efforts to address historic disinvestment, lack of economic opportunities, and other discriminatory forces working against Black communities.

The Fund prioritizes Black-led organizing groups, which is a reflection of North Star Fund’s deeply-held belief that people directly affected by an issue or injustice should lead efforts for social change. Allied efforts should have a clear plan for solidarity work with Black communities. Multi-racial organizations should demonstrate how they support Black leadership within their organization and work.

Grant Amounts: $5,000 and $10,000

Eligible Groups: Organizations that have received a grant from the Let Us Breathe Fund. Priority will be given to groups that:

  • Have demonstrated strong base building work, and are growing a base of leaders in New York City;
  • Have a commitment to developing local leaders and can show the impact of their leadership development practice; and
  • Are having a political impact in the local New York ecosystem and are taking local or regional leadership.

How to Apply

All renewal applications must be submitted through North Star Fund’s online application. The most recent deadline to apply was Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5 pm.

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