Movement Building Fund

about the fund

The Movement Building Fund supports established organizations in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park that are led by and for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) who use community organizing to promote transformative systems change. 

The fund will provide two-year grants of general operating support in the amount of $20,000. Grant dollars for this cycle are raised and awarded by participants of the Giving Project: a 13-person cross-race, cross-class cohort of community members. Deadline to apply is March 21.

grant guidelines

Movement Building Fund grant partners help build strong social justice movements in Detroit and shift us towards community-driven solutions that promote systemic change. 

Grant partners implement strategies that prioritize leadership and representation from groups that are most impacted by the issues. They also have a clear strategy behind their organization’s efforts, and can share why it’s especially strategic in this current political environment.

Download Grant Guidelines & Application Questions

Watch Pre-recorded Information Session

how to apply

You must submit your application via our grants portal Submittable. A complete application will have:

  • A (1) cover sheet, (2) proposal narrative, and (3) organizational budget
  • If your organization is a 501c3, you must provide your 501c3 letter of determination
  • If your organization is using a fiscal sponsor, you must provide a fiscal sponsor/fiduciary agreement letter and their 501c3 letter of determination

Applications are due March 21 @ 11:59pm EST. We will not consider late or incomplete applications.

BEFORE APPLYING, read each step of the application process below:

Download the Movement Building Fund Guidelines, and visit our grants page for general eligibility requirements.

Info sessions are an opportunity for applicants to learn more about the grant and ask program staff your questions. Live info sessions for our 2021 application cycle are complete. However, you may watch a pre-recorded information session by clicking here.

You must submit your application via our grants portal. A complete application will have:

  • A (1) cover sheet, (2) proposal narrative, and (3) organizational budget
  • If your organization is a 501c3, you must provide your 501c3 letter of determination
  • If your organization is using a fiscal sponsor, you must provide a fiscal sponsor/fiduciary agreement letter and their 501c3 letter of determination

Applications are due March 21 @ 11:59pm EST. We will not consider late or incomplete applications.

Finalists will be invited to complete site visits with Giving Project cohort members and TPF staff in May.

Applicants will be notified of final decisions in early June.

Translate »
+