About Growing Change

Groundswell works to fund social movements, while also building a longer-term Growing Change fund. We encourage people with extra money who believe in grassroots social change to get serious about funding movements. The problems facing our communities and our lives are profound, but Groundswell has deep faith in the ability of people, when supported, to solve the problems they face in their lives and in the knowledge to achieve justice and equality already within us.

This year, Groundswell is making our second round of Growing Change funding available in one-time grants of $10,000 to $100,000 for brave, audacious, courageous projects led by Indigenous and Black communities.

Is there something you’ve always wanted to do but didn’t have the funding or support? What is your most exciting idea? Be audacious, brave, and courageous, and submit an application! We are interested in initiatives that build community infrastructure, increase capacity, and are multi-generational. We are looking for projects that will grow and survive into the future with support, focusing on building long-term community capacity.

Please note: This year, we are not distributing our smaller, annual grants.

Applications are due February 20, 2022.

Apply for Growing Change