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. Note that we did not award grants in 2020-2021 due to COVID-19.

Percentage of funds to... 2017-2018 (Pilot)
(Actual)
2018-2019
(Actual)
2019-2020
(Actual)
2021-2022
(Goal)
#ownvoices projects 100% 100% 100% 100%

all-POC-led projects

50% of funds to all-Black-led projects

60%

62%

60%

all-Indigenous-led projects n/a

13%

13%

10%

all non-Black/non-Indigenous POC-led projects n/a

8%

24%

20%

all-white-led projects 25%

20%

13%

No more than 20%

projects led by all transgender and/or non-binary people (including, but not limited to, agender, genderqueer, gender fluid, and/or Two-Spirit people) 13%

44%

54%

30%

projects where a project leader is queer 50% 67%

100%

50%
...a project leader is fat 25% 61%

34%

20%
...a project leader is intersex
n/a

n/a

6%

10%

...a project leader has a mental illness 38%

61%

68%

10%

...a project leader has a chronic illness n/a 44% 34% 10%
...a project leader has some other physical disability n/a 12% 35% 10%
...a project leader is neurodiverse 25% 16% 43% 10%
...a project leader is currently or formerly a sex worker n/a n/a n/a 20%
...a project leader is currently or formerly incarcerated n/a n/a n/a 10%
projects not previously funded 100% (this was our first grant cycle) 88% 78% 70%
projects wholly or partially based in the USA 100% 100% 100% 100%

This data is also available via a Google spreadsheet.

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.