The below opportunity is accepting applications through JustFund. FFH will move to the JustFund platform for our DEI grantee portfolio, as well. We encourage all of our grantees to set up their profiles here, as it will expose them to the other funders on the platform and possibly result in more funding dollars. Once you have your profile up on the site, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can endorse your organization and build your standing.
In support of incredible community leaders and entrepreneurs who have been actively keeping their communities safe, Omidyar Network has launched the Community Infrastructure Fund for Mutual Aid to fund the resources, tools, and people supporting systems in which communities voluntarily care for one another for their mutual benefit.
We are enduring a moment in which deep-rooted systemic crises are becoming more acute and visible than they have in decades, with widespread job loss, challenges to housing, and limited government support. For communities historically impacted by inequitable systems and failed policies, this reality is not new. As Black organizers have reminded us, “we keep each other safe.”
This experimental fund into mutual aid is our chance at Omidyar Network to learn through supporting and consulting with organizations on the frontlines. We are joined by Art in Praxis consultants Jess Solomon and Richael Faithful to steward the fund, and an inspiring Advisory Committee of mutual aid activists who will decide where funds go.
By distributing the funding in a participatory way, we aim to mirror mutual aid values and play a small part in contributing to a mutualist future that centers community and supports the individuals leading the work.
The application will be open June 1 – July 15, 2021, and decisions will be made by August 31, 2021. The total fund is $475,000, with an anticipated grant size of $25,000-$50,000 per grant (though could be larger or smaller).
Julia Solano, Eshanthi Ranasinghe, Aniyia Williams
For FFH Grantees focused on Social Determinants of Health:
Telligen Community Initiative has a commitment to the health of our communities. We want to fund programs and nonprofits that address social determinants that impact health and enhance equity, that are making healthcare education more accessible, and that are fostering innovation.
Our support comes with our endorsement of the good these programs and organizations do. We invest in them because they are investing in our neighbors and friends and ultimately in all of us.
Social Determinants of Health / Health Equity
This funding area believes in advancing health equity through novel approaches to positively address the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. Please visit our 2021 Request for Proposals document to outline desired ways to approach this funding interest.