Common Counsel’s Grassroots Exchange Fund is a rapid response small grants program designed to support networking and collaboration between grassroots social change and environmental justice organizations throughout the United States. GXF prioritizes grants to small community-based groups seeking to meet face-to-face with other grassroots organizations, to build collaborative campaigns, and to benefit from technical assistance opportunities.
The program strives to meet three central goals:
- To strengthen the ability of community organizations to participate in public debates
- To strengthen key cross-region and cross-sector movements
- To contribute to collaborative policy victories in the realms of social, environmental
and economic justice
The first step in applying to the Grassroots Exchange Fund (GXF) is to thoroughly review the grant-making criteria and priorities in order to ensure that your organization is a good fit for the GXF grant program (this will save both your time and ours). Organizations that meet the eligibility and funding criteria are encouraged to submit the GXF Application Form online. GXF grants are distributed on a monthly cycle February through November (no grants are distributed in December and January). Applications must be submitted by the first Monday of the month.
Grassroots Exchange Fund is currently accepting applications for organizations or exchanges based in Oakland, CA, only. Please email program staff to receive an access code if you think your organization is eligible.