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.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we will not be able to accept grant submissions in 2020. Our main focus at this time is to offer as much support as we can to our current grantees, staff, and Advisory Council. You can sign up to receive email when submissions open in 2021.

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.


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