Anyone is welcome to apply, regardless of identity or background. The Effing Foundation focuses 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.
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.