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Third Wave Fund’s Mobilize Power Fund - United States

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 17, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on May 31, 2021
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Third Wave Fund's Mobilize Power Fund is a rapid response fund that supports the leadership of young women of color, trans, gender non-conforming, queer, and intersex youth under 35 in social movements.

The Fund may support:
a) Actions against criminalization and violence;
b) Urgent community organizing or direct action;
c) Unanticipated legislative or ballot initiative campaigns;
d) Leadership training or participatory action research;
e) Healing and healing justice work;
f) Legal or bail fees;
g) Marches or rallies;
h) Conflict mediation / resolution.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Youth Leadership: Young women of color and/or trans, gender non-conforming, intersex activists, and/or queer youth under 35 are a core part of planning and decision-making processes. Campaigns, efforts, or organizations are led by and for communities impacted by the event or situation you're responding to.
2. Gender Justice Focus: Your political analysis and project show how the issue(s) you're responding to address or are connected to patriarchy, transphobia, homophobia, gender inequity, or gender-based violence. Gender Justice activism includes racial justice, economic justice, immigration justice, reproductive justice, health & HIV/AIDS justice, trans/intersex/queer justice, disability justice, healing justice, anti-violence and/or anti-criminalization work.
3. Community Power Building: Your proposal's strategies and activities help build power for youth-led gender justice activism, organizing, and/or healing in your communities, and are connected to the goal(s), outcome(s), and/or changes you want as a result of your proposed actions.
4. Urgency or Time-Sensitivity: The event or situation you're responding to was unanticipated, requires urgent or timely action, and/or leverages recent attention or media coverage.
5. Organizational Need: They will prioritize organizations with budgets under $500,000 and that are based in areas with limited access to philanthropic resources.
6. Organizational status: Organizations do not need a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or a fiscal sponsor to receive funding. We strongly encourage grassroots organizations, groups, and collectives led by and for young people of color and low-income communities to apply.

Grants can be made for up to $10,000 USD.

Partnership or coalitions of two or more groups can request up to $20,000 USD.

Upcoming 2021 Deadlines:
• Tuesday, April 6.
• Tuesday, May 4.
• Tuesday, June 1.

Groups are notified within four to six weeks after the review deadline.
Checks are generally mailed within two to three weeks of notification.

For more information, please visit
https://www.thirdwavefund.org/mobilize-power-fund.html

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 17
Mar 17

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!

Jill Langhus
Mar 19
Mar 19

Thanks, Ana.