North Star Fund knows that the political landscape can change quickly. Grassroots activists sometimes have to respond to breaking events that they couldn’t have anticipated. It could be an attack from conservative forces to roll back the clock on civil rights. Or an opportunity created by a crisis to solve a long-standing community problem.
North Star Fund is there with rapid response funding to support groups to act quickly. We provide smaller rapid response grants of up to $5,000 to respond immediately, like taking a busload of people to Albany or getting a microphone and sound system for a big rally. And we provide larger six-month grants of $15,000 for groups to invest in capacity—like a media consultant or research help—that will help them achieve concrete change on their issue.