September 2021 Newsletter

It’s Grant Season! 

It’s autumn and the Effing Foundation’s 2021-2022 grant application cycle is in full swing! After pausing our grant cycle in 2020 (due to the pandemic) we’re excited to welcome everyone back. 

For this grant cycle, Effing is offering $5,000 grants to support the work of sex-positive artists and educators. The funds are unrestricted, meaning they can be used by recipients in any way that’s directly related to supporting your work or project. Members of marginalized communities (LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, fat people, people with physical and emotional disabilities, neurodiverse people, sex workers, those living with chronic illness, currently or formerly incarcerated people) are all encouraged to apply.

Grant applications open now through 10/3/21

Grant applications close on October 3, 2021

Grant applications are currently being accepted, with applications closing on October 3, 2021, at 11:59pm US Eastern time. Grants can be submitted on The Effing Foundation’s Submittable Page. Please note: All grant submissions must be completed and submitted by the Oct. 3 deadline in order to be considered. 

If you’re a previous Effing grant recipient and want to apply for another grant, please email [email protected] for a link to the appropriate grant application. 

Grant Application Resources 

Applying for grants can be a daunting task, but we at Effing want you to feel supported while doing so. Our Grant Resource Application Guide is a comprehensive source of information about Effing grants and every facet of the application process. On this page you can browse the FAQ’s, look at demo grant applications, learn how your submission will be evaluated. Sample budgets and budget templates are also available on this page. 

Still have questions about the grant cycle, the application process or the Effing Foundation itself? Please contact [email protected] for more information. 

Show Your Support By Donating

The 2021-2022 grant cycle and the work of the Effing Foundation is made possible through the support provided by our donors. Through your donations, Effing is able to reduce the shame and stigma surrounding sex by providing grants to sex-positive artists and educators. 

Visit our Donation Page to learn how you can contribute to the work of the Effing Foundation by donating. Donations of any size are welcome and directly benefit the Effing Foundation and our work. 

Thank you for your continued support. We can’t wait to read your amazing applications! 



Carlton Perry (he/him)
Executive Director of the Effing Foundation