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.
Project submissions are now closed. We are currently in the review phase of the grant cycle; our next Open Call for Projects will be posted in late summer 2019. You can sign up to be notified by email when the next Open Call for Projects is available.
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 projects grounded in their experiences. In particular, we are looking to fund 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 are also interested in funding #ownvoices projects that address intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence and projects that address financial accessibility issues.
If you're curious about the type of work we fund, check out our past grant recipients!
We have published a table of our grant funding demographics, which includes data from our pilot grant projects as well as some of our goals for the 2018-2019 grant funding cycle.
If you might be interested in applying for a grant from us in the future, please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.