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.
Please note: As in previous years, we cannot accept submissions from individuals, groups, or organizations located entirely outside of the United States.
Applications are now closed for the 2022-2023 grant cycle.
You can sign up to receive email updates about the grant program, including notifications about when we are opening applications for the 2023-2024 grant cycle.
What kinds of sex-positive art and education does the Effing Foundation support?
We focus on supporting people who self-identify as 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, people with disabilities (mental illness, chronic illness, cognitive disability or impairment, intellectual disability, and/or other physical disabilities), people who live at or below their state's poverty line, people who are currently or formerly sex workers, and/or people who are currently or formerly incarcerated.
We make grants to support both ongoing work and one-off projects. If 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 Grant Application Resource Guide for more information.