The Southern Vision Alliance’s Frontlines Leaders Fund is eager to move small grants to as many grassroots efforts as possible organizing in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This crisis is highlighting the real lack of public infrastructure capable of prioritizing human needs over profit. As hundreds of thousands of people face uncertainty, we are relying on the resilience of the human spirit to care for and check on each other.
We are also relying on each other to get organized and build power to transform the institutions which currently hold power to sideline the most vulnerable in our communities. This power building work has to begin at the most local level and allow people to connect with each other.
As such, we are opening up the COVID-19 Community Response grants. These are small grants of up to $500 to neighborhood-based and local organizing efforts in response to COVID-19. Priority will be given to efforts led by workers, LGBTQ people, youth and students, Black people and people of color, rural communities, disabled people, migrants, and families.
The opportunity is open to grassroots organizations, groups of individuals, and individuals. You do not need to be 501(c)3 or 501(c)3 sponsored but funds must be used in compliance with 501(c)3 guidelines.
When: Now and as funds remain available
Where: North Carolina and South Carolina