Apply for a Grant
North Star Fund supports organizations and programs within the ﬁve boroughs of New York City and the Hudson Valley that elevate community-led solutions. At the moment our main grant programs are not accepting new applications, but this information can still help you prepare for our next cycle when it opens in 2019.
How to Apply
Organizations funded by North Star Fund build “people power” and use community organizing as the primary strategy. Here are the five things we look for to confirm that an organization is building people power. You can learn more about these criteria on this page.
The organization is led by the people most directly impacted by the issues the organization works on, and those members have clear decision-making power
Brings people together and develops the leadership capacity of the people they work with
Works to identify, articulate and address the root causes of the problems they work on, not just the symptoms
Creates systemic change through “campaigns,” a planned series of events or activities that alter unjust power relationships
Has a strong vision for social justice and is committed to working towards a larger movement
Works within the ﬁve boroughs of New York City or the Hudson Valley.
Right now our only open grant opportunities are for Rapid Response grants and People Power grants. Both of these have highly specific criteria:
Other Grants We Offer
Here are grants that we offer that are not actively accepting applications at this time, but we expect to re-open in 2019: