The Fighter Fund, coined by our co-founder Mark Ruffalo, is designed to make small rapid response grants at key movement moments for communities throughout the United States – grants averaging $16,000 dollars each.

In 2018, the Fighter Fund supported frontline organizations demonstrating 100% is already happening across the country. Work funded this year included: organizing and leadership development in rural electric cooperatives in Alabama and Missouri; just recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas; financing community solar array projects in as distinct places as rural Georgia and New York City; community building among indigenous communities at the Protecting Mother Earth Conference in Washington State; and farmworker engagement and advocacy on climate justice in California, among many others. To date, the Fighter Fund has invested over $1,200,000 in grassroots solutions since its launch in 2016.

2018 RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS

Action Center on Race and the Economy Institute (ACREI)
Advancing Equity & Opportunity Collaborative (AEO)
Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice (BBCFHJ)
Black Voters Matter Fund (BVMF)
Catalyst Miami
Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ)
Federation of Southern Cooperatives
Fund for Southern Communities
Gasp
Groundswell
Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
Iowa Environmental Council (IEC)
Kentucky Conservation Foundation
Kentucky Environmental Foundation
Kingdom Living Temple
La Maraña
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability (LCJA)
New Alpha Community Development Corporation
New Energy Economy
New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA)
NC WARN (North Carolina Waste Awareness & Reduction Network)
Organize Florida Education Fund
Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE)
Point Community Development Corporation (The POINT)
Renew Missouri
Southeast Climate and Energy Network (SCEN)
UFW Foundation
Utah Diné Bikéyah

To apply or learn more about our rapid-response Fighter Fund grants, please visit our Grants page.