2022 Fund for Frontline Power Application

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Fund Application and Criteria 

The F4FP grant applications will be open until 11:59pm PST on January 15, 2023. In order to be eligible for funding, applicant organizations must: 

  • Have majority Black, Indigenous, or People of Color leadership among staff and board 
  • Must be grassroots based and serving Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities as priority 
  • Be a 501c3 non-profit OR can be fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 non-profit 
  • Demonstrate community work and partnerships through their history of work 
  • Have an annual budget of no more than $1.5 million (please note if you have special considerations to share about your budget you can address that under the Organization Budget section) 

Organizations may submit a collaborative proposal with a partner organization. We highly encourage the following types of organizations to apply: 

  • those without 501c3 (using a fiscal sponsor); 
  • small organizations with 5 employees and below; and 
  • those with budgets of $500K and below. 

Applications will be open for any eligible organization to apply using the following budget tiers for the amount of funding that would be awarded: 

  • Tier 1: Organizational budget of $0-500K per year is eligible to apply for grants of up to 50% of current annual budget (grant awards up to $250K). 
  • Tier 2: Organizational budget of $501-999K per year is eligible to apply for grants of up to 25% of current annual budget (grant awards between $125-250K). 
  • Tier 3: Organizational budget of $1m-1.5m per year is eligible to apply for grants of up to $100K. For organizations using a fiscal sponsor to apply, the budget guidelines apply to the applicant organization, not the fiscal sponsor. 

For collaborative proposals, the budget guidelines will apply to the cumulative budget of the organizations applying together. Simply add up the budgets of each organization participating in the collaborative proposal. 

While we don’t have the capacity to outreach or screen an international pool of applicants we wanted to make funds available for trusted partners working on climate issues beyond the US. We have opened this funding to Climate Justice Alliance members working in the Global South so they can apply directly for their international projects.

Please contact us at info@fundforfrontlinepower.org with any questions. Please do not submit your applications to this email address. All applications must be submitted through this form in order to be considered.

Application Questions

F4FP is offering application submissions in either written or video format. For written applications please respond to the questions below using the guidelines provided. For video or audio applications please answer all questions below and use the link provided in the “Program Questions” section of this form to upload your submission for those questions. Videos / audio should be a maximum of 7 minutes in length.

Contact Information

Qualifying Information

Please verify the following statements are true for the applying organization in order to move forward with the full application. For collaborative applications, these statements should be true for each organization. If the language or what is being asked is not clear, please answer as best as possible and include what questions or additional information you are holding in the final question of this section.

Organization Budget

Program Questions

Please respond briefly to the following questions either by uploading your audio or visual file with your responses, or by filling out the questions below. For audio or visual files, please keep recordings to no more than 7 minutes long. We encourage informal responses and copying and pasting from other applications where it makes sense to help ease the time it takes. Address those aspects of the questions that apply to you at this time. We have included some prompts for consideration of things you may want to cover in your responses. If you cannot address all of the question prompts or they do not apply to your organization, that is fine. Please note the word count limits assigned to each question. Please do not feel obligated to meet the maximum word count.

If yes: Upload your file by clicking on the link or by copying and pasting this link into a new window or tab (thesolutionsproject.wetransfer.com), click the button that says “Send a file?”, then “Upload files.” When uploading the file it will ask for your email address and a message. Please use the email address used above in this application and include in the Message field the name of the applying organization.

1. Tell us about your organization & leadership, including, but not limited to:
  • Mission of the organization and history in the community.
  • If and how your organization integrates or uplifts intergenerational learning, leadership, and organizing both within your org and/or in your community.
2. Tell us about your work, including:
  • What's going on in your community/region? What problems are you solving for?
  • How does your work advance solutions to the climate/environmental crisis?
  • What issues are you working on locally, regionally or globally?
  • How does your organization center and/or integrate community culture and artistic expression in your work?
3. Tell us about who you work with, including:
  • What communities do you serve, partners you work with, and how do you make decisions with the community?
  • Who are your favorite current collaborators and dream future collaborators and why?

Additional Information

(Grant Amount Guidance: Average Annual Budget under $499k- request up to 50% of budget (up to $250K), Average Annual Budget $500k-$999k- request up to 25% of budget (up to $125 - 250K), Average Annual Budget of $1M-$1.5M - request up to $100K.