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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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