The Emergent Fund was established immediately after the 2016 election to help move quick resources with no strings attached to communities that were and continue to be under attack by federal policies and priorities – immigrants, women, Muslim and Arab-American communities, Black people, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color.
The Fund focuses on grassroots organizing and power building in communities of color who are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious, and other forms of discrimination. The Fund provides resources to defend against the ongoing crisis, and to develop innovative strategies to transform our country.
The Fund supports the following two types of efforts:
- efforts that support emergent strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions, including resisting new or amplified threats and building power to move a proactive agenda; and,
- efforts seeking long-term social justice and economic justice in a political and social climate that seeks to dismantle such efforts.
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