Eligibility


The Fringe Foundation offers grants from $5,000

to $20,000 to selected partners with the possibility of

annual renewal and additional mini-grants.


Key criteria:

    -Grantees must have 501(c)(3) status, or must

     be sponsored by organizations with 501(c)(3) status.​

    -Grantees must have a budget of (or under) $1,000,000.

    -Grantees must do collective organizing work that expressly challenges inequality. 


We encourage candidates who address the root causes of injustice and who appreciate intersections among different forms of inequality. Applicants should be working within at least two of our funding categories:

  1. Racial Justice
  2. Women's Justice 
  3. LGBTQ Justice
  4. Immigrant Justice
  5. Economic & Housing Justice
  6. Civil Rights Justice
  7. Education Justice
  8. Art for Justice

We seek applications from regions across the United States. We are particularly interested in supporting projects based in under-funded regions (e.g. the rural South).


Because we are passionate about diverse and open-minded community action, we aim to partner with groups that do NOT have singular religious affiliations.

We are committed to forming alliances with organizations that perceive social justice work as an ongoing struggle pursued by the people most directly affected by injustice, not through a single, conclusive campaign organized by external advocates.