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. 

Latest news

Please note: As in previous years, we cannot accept submissions from individuals, groups, or organizations located entirely outside of the United States.

February 2021: We are excited to announce that we are resuming our grant program for 2021-2022! We will be awarding ten $5,000 grants. Our grant application system will be open for submissions September 1-30, 2021; we plan to announce winners by the end of March 2022. We've also updated our demographics page to reflect our goals for this new grant cycle, including goals specifically to support current/former sex workers and currently/formerly incarcerated people.

We plan to release as much information about the grant process as possible ahead of time, so you'll be able to review the application itself and start preparing well ahead of the 9/1 opening date. We're also planning on publishing a series of short videos about the grant process and about the application itself. We hope to get all of these materials online before June.

New this year, we'll be scheduling some open office hours (open meetings) for you to virtually join and ask your specific questions to the Effing team, starting in the summer.

You can sign up to receive email updates about the grant program, including notifications as these additional resources become 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 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.