September 2022 Newsletter

Grant applications are open! 

Happy Autumn! It’s time for pumpkin spice lattes and the start of the Effing Foundation’s 2022-2023 grant cycle!

Applications open until 10/3

On September 1, 2022, the Effing Foundation began accepting applications for this year’s grant cycle. Our unrestricted grants directly support the sex-positive work of artists and educators from underrepresented and traditionally marginalized groups. Past grant recipients have included some amazing humans, including Midori, Hans Lindahl, and The Black Trans Prayer Book

Past winners Midori, Hans Lindahl, and The Black Trans Prayer Book

Please visit to submit your application. Applications close on October 3, 2022, at 11:59pm EST. We recommend that you start your application before the deadline, in the event that you run into issues or have questions. Please note: No deadline extensions will be granted. 

Application resources 

At Effing, we want applicants to feel supported while going through the application process. We have several resources available to help applicants. 

Our grant Application Resource Guide contains all the information applicants need, including budget templates. 

Have a specific question? Visit our Grants FAQ. Not finding the answers you need? Email us at [email protected]

If you’re having technical issues when applying, please contact Submittable directly to get those questions answered. 

Stay connected 

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Our work and grant cycle is directly supported by generous donations from our benefactors. If you’d like to ensure that sex-positive art and education continue to exist, please visit our donation page and learn how your support directly allows Effing to continue our mission of reducing the shame and stigma surrounding sex. 


Carlton Perry (he/him)
Executive Director - The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity