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. To honor our commitment to the needs of grassroots activists, we offer flexible and timely funding so that our grantees can respond to breaking opportunities or urgent threats.
Unlike our other grants, rapid response funds are designed to be spent in the short-term for needs that couldn’t have otherwise been anticipated. And unlike our other general operating grants, applicants seeking rapid response funds should be prepared to tell us about the specific outcome they intend to achieve within 3-6 months.