Our Mission

The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to reduce sexual shame and normalize conversations around human sexuality by fostering sex-positive art and education. 

"Sex-positivity refers to a radical stance: accepting everyone’s sexual desires and choices, providing they’re consensually engaged in." - Dr. Carol Queen

By increasing public knowledge about human sexuality and sex-positivity, we promote sexual literacy, health, and wellness worldwide.

The Effing Foundation promotes sexuality education and artistic expression of sexuality through programs that are inclusive of women (cisgender and transgender), people who are members of gender/(a)sexuality/relationship minorities, people of color, people of size, neurodiverse people, and/or people with disabilities (mental illness, chronic illness, and/or other physical disabilities).

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we will not be able to accept grant submissions in 2020. During this time, we'll mainly be focusing on supporting our current grantees, staff, and Advisory Council; and improving our grant submission and review process. You can sign up to receive email for more updates on the grant program. We expect to re-open grant submissions sometime in 2021.

Meet our grant winners! We're working with over thirty individuals and organizations across the US who are making amazing sex-positive art and education.

Ready to make a tax-deductible contribution to support sex-positive art and education? Great! You can:

  • Donate online
  • Mail a check (or have your bank mail a check) to:
    The Effing Foundation, PO Box 441497, Somerville, MA 02144.

Thank you to all of our supporters and Founding Donors! Your contributions not only make a difference to sex-positive artists and educators across the US, but they're also critical to ensure the long-term success of the Effing Foundation.

Our thanks to Jasmin, Headline Sponsor of the 2019-2020 Grant Program!