Grant Demographics

As we strive for equity in our grantmaking, it's important for us to consider what percentage of our grant funding dollars are going towards people of various marginalized identities. 

Percentage of Funds in Pilot Grant Program Percentage of Funds in 2018-2019 Grant Cycle
100% of funds to #ownvoices projects No change

50% of funds to all-Black-led projects

25% of funds to all-White-led projects

At least 60% of funds to all-POC-led projects
(including 20% of those which center non-Black POC and 10% which center Indigenous people)

No more than 20% of funds to all-White-led projects

13% of funds to projects led by all gender-minority people

30% of funds to projects led by all gender-minority people
(including at least 15% to projects centering non-binary, genderqueer, gender-fluid, and/or two-spirit people)

50% of funds to projects where a project leader is queer No change
25% of funds to projects where a project leader is fat 20% of funds to projects where a project leader is fat
38% of funds to projects where
a project leader has a mental illness

At least 10% of funds to projects where
a project leader has a mental illness

At least 10% of funds to projects where
a project leader has a physical disability

At least 10% of funds to projects where
a project leader has a chronic illness
25% of funds to projects where a project leader is neurodiverse 20% of funds to projects where a project leader is neurodiverse
25% of funds to projects that address intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence 20% of funds to projects that address intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence
  10% of funds to projects that address financial accessibility issues
100% of funds going to projects we haven't previously funded
(since this was our first grant cycle)
90% of funds to projects we have not previously funded
100% of funds to US-based projects At most 10% of funds to non-US-based projects

These are rough guidelines to help us ensure that we are being equitable in our funding. Ultimately, the decision of which projects are awarded grants belongs to the Board of Directors.