Hello Friends of Effing Foundation,
This month marks one year since SESTA/FOSTA, and sex workers continue to feel the impact. Meanwhile, these “anti-trafficking” bills have not been used to protect or end sexual violence in any recent court cases. This fallout makes it clear that this legislation is working as intended, to create barriers for sex workers to meet clients, screen for safety, and be seen as professionals using valuable skills to make an income.
That said, we’d like to remind you that our Open Call for Submissions from sex-positive artists and educators will be available May 1. That’s just ten days away! 🎉
We focus on supporting #ownvoices: that is, people who are members of disadvantaged groups doing work grounded in their experiences, and we prioritize projects that do not have other options for grant funding or government support. Learn more about Effing Foundation grants in our FAQ and Demographic Goals.
This spring, we’re excited to kick off of our next grant cycle. Now that we’ve met our second fundraising goal – and are busy onboarding the incredible grantees you helped us support – it’s time to help more sex-positive projects flourish.
“We fund projects that provide hope and critique, art and activism, pleasure and grief, and all the things in between or outside,” shares advisory council member Aida Manduley, LCSW.
Our Open Call for Projects survey will be available for two months, from May 1 to July 31. After reviewing all proposals, our advisory council will invite 16 applicants to participate in the final round of selections in the fall.
You can find the full 2019-2020 grant cycle calendar, along with more information about the application process, on our website. To receive e-mail updates, head to https://www.effing.org/join and check "Send me information and updates about applying to your grant program." We can’t wait to learn how you’re creating a sex-positive future.Read more
Papi Femme embraces Ginny Woolf in (W/HOLE).
We’re definitely feeling the love this month. Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude for your word-of-mouth, donations, and well-wishes that helped us meet our funding goal of $75,000.
Yes, that means all 2019 Effing Foundation grants are now fully funded!
Sending special thanks to the Freeman Foundation for awarding us a grant to support our sex-positive educators and artists.
To learn about the 14 projects we’ve funded this year, visit effing.org. And be sure to follow The Effing Foundation on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates about our grantees’ important work. This week on social, we’ll be recognizing Valentine’s Day by celebrating love in all forms: polyamorous, queer, kinky, monogamous, ace/aromantic – and of course self-love too!Read more