Rapid Response Grants

Purpose of grants: To support organizing and activism that require on-the-spot funding for immediate action on the most urgent issues of our time. The commitment and ability to respond quickly and strategically to the time-critical realities of dealing with abuses of power sets North Star Fund apart among foundations supporting grassroots community organizing and activism.

Grant Amounts: Up to $5,000 for immediate actions.

Eligible Groups: Current or former North Star Fund grantees.

Ineligible Projects

Rapid Response Grants do not support:

  • Travel to conferences
  • Budget shortfalls or cash flow issues
  • New project ideas (For seed funding, you may apply for a Grassroots Action Grant)

How to Apply

Organizations may apply for a Rapid Response Grant at any time. To apply, contact Jennifer Arieta, Program Officer, at jen@northstarfund.org to schedule an initial phone interview. If you are eligible for a Rapid Response Grant, you will be asked to submit a one-page request. Organizations may receive one Rapid Response Grant per year.

Schedule a Phone Interview

Recent Rapid Response Grants

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