In the attached spreadsheet, this research looks into eight grants and/or direct funders supporting projects such as religion/deconstructing religion, Blackness/BIPOC experiences, survivors of violence, Trans/Transgender identities, and Queerness/LGBTQ experiences. These grants and funders are open to book projects that already have a publisher and are currently available for applications. In the course of this research, we realized that additional research would yield more results.
Summary of Findings
Ambrose Monell Foundation
- The Ambrose Monell Foundation aids and contributes to religious charities in the US and around the world. Funding ranges from $5,000 to $400,000. Ambrose Monell Foundation is currently running and allows booking projects with a publisher.
Funds For NGOs
- Funds for NGOs is a humanitarian nonprofit that grants aid of $5,000 for funding to support Human Rights in the US, especially for survivors of interpersonal and institutional violence. Fund for NGOs is currently open and allows booking projects with a publisher.
- Astraea supports LGBTQI groups that mobilize communities to challenge economic, gender, and racial oppression and claim rights. Astraea is open to book projects that already have a publisher, is currently available for applications, and provides general support grants that start from $5,000 to $30,000 annually.
Rainbow International Fund
- The Rainbow International Fund advocates for the LGBTQ community globally and grants up to £100,000 ($138,777) a year. The fund is open to book projects that have a publisher and do not have an application deadline. An organization does not have to be officially registered to qualify for grant support. Still, it must prove at least six months of activism in addition to a financial donor based in their country.
Planet Romeo Foundation
- Planet Romeo Foundation supports emerging LGBTI projects and initiatives at the grassroots level, with a funding of up to €5,000 ($6,043). This global foundation is open to book projects that already have a publisher and is currently running.
- SoGal Grant caters to black-owned businesses and grants ranging between $5,000 and $10,000 to projects with a publisher. SoGal Grant is still taking applications for Black women and non-binary Black entrepreneurs that are already running legally registered businesses.
Coalition to Black Business Fund
- Coalition to Black Business Fund provides Black entrepreneurs with free business grants valued at $5,000. The fund is set to run through 2023 and is open to book entrepreneurs or projects with a publisher.