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North Star Fund makes democracy happen in New York City by supporting the leadership of people directly affected by injustice. We help activists on the ground organize, stand up for themselves, and pursue solutions to the greatest problems facing our city.


Catalyst Grants

Supports emerging grassroots leaders of small or fledgling groups

Grassroots Action Grants

Supports grassroots organizations responding to pressing problems

Movement Leadership Grants

Supports established organizing groups to move to the next level.

Innovative Activism Grants

Supports arts and activism, resources for organizing, and alternative institutions.

Rapid Response Grants

Supports responses to unforeseen breaking political developments.

Donor Advised Grants

Grant guidelines vary based on the interests of the donor.

Grantee Resources

Workshops and resources for current grantees.