What We Do

We have one project that has been running for over five years: teasecraft, a meetup group for sex/kink-positive makers, hackers, and crafters. Kit first began working in sex-positive activism by building (hilariously nerdy) sex toys, sharing their knowledge, and encouraging other people to do the same.

After experiencing a number of obstacles in Kit's own work, including having a new bank account shut down after only 30 minutes, the Effing Foundation grew out of Kit's desire to affect widespread social change beyond crafting shiny sex toys.

This page should really be called "What We Want To Do If We Had The Resources":

  • We're currently fundraising to launch a grant program for sex-positive artistic and/or educational projects. We have eight amazing candidate projects currently under review, but we need your donations to make those grants happen.
  • Once we've raised the funds for those grants and the projects are underway, we'll collect those success stories as examples of the type of work the Foundation is trying to foster.
  • With the stories and impact data from those projects, we'll launch our a major fundraising campaign to cover the Foundation's core expenses: most notably, personnel. Kit's been working on the Foundation in one way or another for over six years without compensation, and Kit can't sustain that for much longer.
  • With our core expenses covered, we can then focus on expanding the grant program to support even more awesome sex-positive projects.

What else would we like to do? As we're able to grow the Foundation, we have a lot of ideas:

Goals Objectives

Award grants to individuals and groups with sex-positive educational and/or artistic projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next 1-3 years
Assemble an Advisory Council of sex-positive subject-matter experts to advise the Board and assist with reviewing grant proposals

Identify pilot projects and raise funds for their grants

Once pilot projects have completed, use those success stories as a launchpad for the major fundraising campaign

Recruit initial sex-positive project creators

Expand the grant program in FY 2018-2019

Sell merchandise (including sex toys) to benefit the Foundation

Next 4-6 years
Launch a Speakers Bureau to help match sex-positive educators / artists / etc. with speaking or performance opportunities

Provide educational resources to sex-positive individuals and groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next 2-3 years
Publish a series of ebooks or courses on how to do public, sex-positive work as an educator or artist

Next 4-6 years
Create a sex-positive digital lending library (videos/books) in partnership with the Internet Archive (https://archive.org)

Publish information on preserving privacy and good how-to's of relevant software tools in partnership with an organization like the Open Internet Tools Project (https://openitp.org/)

Launch a knowledge repository for sex-positive projects (e.g., Instructables.com)

Provide social resources and support to sex-positive educators and artists

 

 

 

Next 2-3 years
Launch an online forum for people to find collaborators and share ideas

Next 4-6 years
Host or co-host a conference to provide opportunities to exchange ideas and experiences for people who are currently doing sex-positive work or who are interested in starting such work

Funding our pilot grants is the first step to making all of these ideas happen. Do you want to see more sex-positive goodness out in the world? Do you want to encourage more conversations around human sexuality? Please make a donation today.