Education around issues of equity, justice, diversity, and inclusion has become imperative in our current climate. And many afterschool programs working on the front lines are taking the lead by launching innovative efforts to break down barriers and create inclusive and just environments. If your organization has a creative, “outside of the box” project idea that integrates elements of pop culture, media, entertainment, etc. AND can be implemented in a short 4-month timeframe, this funding opportunity is worth considering.
The Pop Culture Collaborative is now accepting applications for our ‘Pop-Up’ grants program. These rapid response grants are available on a rolling basis throughout the year for any individual, organization or company working to harness the power of pop culture to create just, authentic narratives of people of color, Muslims, immigrants and refugees through TV, movies, sports, music and all forms of entertainment and mass media.
The Pop Up Collaborative is a multi-million dollar philanthropic resource committed to advancing justice and equality. It was formed by a group of funders including Unbound Philanthropy, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, and General Service Foundation.
Grant Name: Pop Culture Collaborative Pop Up Rapid Response Grants
Description: Projects should aim to advance social change and authentic narratives in popular culture for people of color, immigrants, refugees and/or Muslims. Pop Up grants must have an imminent time-hook or a project timeline that can be completed within a four-month time frame. Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000.
Eligibility requirements: Individuals with fiscal sponsorship, non-profit and for-profits are all eligible to apply.
Deadline: No deadline; Pop Up applications are open all year on a rolling basis.
How to apply: See full ’Pop Up’ Grant Guidelines and Application Information; if you’re eligible and interested, submit your idea. Pop Culture Collaborative will consider every idea, and notify applicants if they wish to receive a formal proposal.