Description: Supporting work that is led by those most impacted by injustice, the Movement Infrastructure Fund invests in movements that work to dismantle and disrupt extractive, exploitative, and oppressive systems. In 2021, Solidaire is interested in movement infrastructure proposals that support resistance through systems and tools, as well as proposals that build transformative futures through agency and scale. Examples include: starting or expanding a community-owned broadband initiative; building out communications tools or staff to advance narrative or culture change; expanding organizers in rural places; or campaigns for local housing solutions. Examples of movement infrastructure include buildings and land, new incorporations or entities, democratic governance structures, expertise and skill building, system development and sustained people power. Solidaire welcomes participatory research projects that are led by/informed by folks directly impacted and which look to create or invest more deeply in movement infrastructure projects with broad impact.
Award: Grants range from $20,000 to $200,000.
Eligibility: Work should be led by the most directly impacted people working on the front lines. Grant requests may be to support work for 12-24 months or for multi-year support (3-5 years). Organizations or groups must have an organizational budget under $3M. Grants can support C3, C4, LLCs, and other vehicles.
Deadline: 11:59 pm PST, April 23, 2021