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: This year we cannot accept submissions from individuals, groups, or organizations located entirely outside of the United States.

Our 2019-2020 grant cycle timeline is available! Start organizing your project ideas and finding your collaborators now: Our Open Call for Projects online survey will open on May 1, 2019, and close on July 31, 2019. We will invite 16 of the projects 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 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). 

If you're curious about the type of work we fund, check out our grant candidates and 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.