All applications go through our Good Grants Portal. You will need to create an account in order to save your progress and submit your completed application.
The Liberatory Leadership Praxis Power Cohort begins on November 30, 2022, and concludes in October 2024. This is a 24-month program, and successful applicants should be able to commit to the full program.
A successful applicant is a Black-led base-building organization. When we say Black-led and Black focused we mean that the organization’s leadership is 70% Black, the board is 50% Black, and the programming is Black-centered. In addition, a successful application will:
- Have 2-5 people who are available to participate
- Participants MUST BE 18-35 years old
- Make a 2-year commitment
- Participants MUST be able to attend 2+ retreats each year
- Be movement & values aligned
- Have the desire to address & shift power by building a strong base of members
- Have an anti-capitalist framework
- Be Black-led and Black-focused (70% of the leadership is Black, PRIMARY leadership is Black, 50% of the Board is Black, 50% of their base is Black, and Black-centered programming)
- Focus on base-building and organizing
- Have the desire to confront power & privilege in their mission
There is a disconnect between movement organizations, especially those whose primary focus is base-building. We are looking to provide organizational development to those who center recruitment and retention through relationship building and leadership development.
In order to to shift power, we believe that the solutions you seek, the issues you are fighting, and the problems you are looking to address requires building collective leadership within our communities.
While your project, organization, or business can make money, all ventures must be with the expressed intentions of improving conditions, confronting privilege, and shifting power for the benefit of Black people.
Representation alone is not enough. How is your work changing conditions for Black people?
Is your work creating solutions that are based on the collective good as opposed to exploitation; community benefit vs. individual profit, community solutions, community good, and have values that are non-exploitative.
Liberation is both a process and a destination.
Liberation requires the desire to break free of ALL the social structures that oppress us, not just capitalism.
We are looking for projects, organizations, and businesses that are working towards liberation in both the working they are doing, and in the way they are approaching the work; structures that center liberation practices.
The Praxis Fellowship is an experiment in finding new and innovative ways to grow, support, and uplift liberatory leadership practices.
While we believe in the necessity of this work, it is currently set up to be a one time opportunity; however, it is our desire to connect groups with potential funders, as well as build this program so that we can continue to grow support for many more organizations in the future.
No! A portion of the team needs to be US-based; however, we believe in connecting the African Diaspora through our work and recognize that Black people are everywhere.
We will dispense a payment in the beginning of the fellowship of $25K. This is to reduce barriers to how you actually need to use funding support. The final $5K will be dispensed at the end of the fellowship when your team attends the culminating meeting.
There are limited funding restrictions, aside from those that are in accordance with the laws and legal status of your project, organization, or business.