Application Information

The Pink House Foundation adopted a new mission together with long-term grantmaking priorities in 2016. Our objective moving forward is to support organizations that endeavor to address the root causes of social and environmental injustice and are based in, led by, and accountable to communities that are most impacted by these issues.

The Foundation’s core grantmaking track is designed to support community-driven organizations that are building power and leadership in marginalized communities to advance systemic solutions to the root causes of social and environmental injustice. The core grantmaking track has a full application process for organizations that meet the Foundation’s criteria. See below for more detailed eligibility and application information.

The Foundation also has a proactive grantmaking track that enables the Foundation to move resources more quickly to support urgent community and movement priorities throughout the year. These proactive grants are intended to compliment the Foundation’s core grantmaking by providing rapid response support for urgent community mobilizations and timely alliance and movement building activities. Requests for proactive grant support are accepted by invitation only.



The foundation began making multi-year grants in 2016 in response to the call for longer-term funding support. As a result, the foundation has more limited space for new grants and anticipates making only 3-5 new grants in 2018. If awarded, grants typically come in the form of general support in the $20,000-$40,000 range. Final decisions will be announced by late December 2018.

• Organization is a registered 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) non-profit OR has a registered 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor
• Is based in the US
• Has a total budget under $1,500,000
• Is community-based and community-led
• Works to address the root causes of social and environmental injustice
• Builds strategic community leadership and power by engaging large numbers of impacted community members in advancing solutions
• Actively engages in collaboration and alliance building
• Incorporates a racial justice and intersectional justice analysis
• Is conscious about internalized oppression and biases and is working to link individual transformation with institutional and societal transformation

CORE ISSUE AREAS INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
• Environmental justice & climate justice
• Racial justice
• Immigrant rights
• Mental health & disability justice
• Indigenous rights
• Economic justice
• Gender & sexuality justice

Our timeline for the grant application process is as follows:
• MAY 2: Application Deadline
• MAY – JULY: Application Review
• LATE JULY: Applicants find out whether or not they have been selected for further consideration
• AUGUST – NOVEMBER: PHF Board members have interviews with organizations selected for further consideration
• LATE DECEMBER: Applicants find out whether or not they have been selected for a grant