Grant Program

For artists and educators whose work centers on human sexuality, finding financial support can be extremely difficult. The Effing Foundation runs a grant program to help meet this need. 

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Please note: We cannot accept submissions from individuals, groups, or organizations located entirely outside of the United States.

Click here to complete the Open Call for Submissions!


Our Open Call for Submissions online survey is now available until July 31, 2019, at 11:59pm US Eastern time. We will invite 16 of the submissions we receive through the survey to submit full applications on August 26. See our Frequently Asked Questions for the complete calendar and more information.

What kinds of sex-positive art and education does the Effing Foundation support?

We focus on supporting #ownvoices: that is, people who are members of disadvantaged groups doing work that is grounded in their experiences. In particular, we are looking to fund ongoing work and one-off projects by people with one or more marginalized identities, including 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). 

We make grants to support both ongoing work and one-off projectsIf you're curious about the type of work we fund, check out our past recipients!

We have published a table of our grant funding demographics, which includes data from our past grantees as well as some of our goals for the current funding cycle.

If you might be interested in applying for a grant from us, please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.