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Announcing the September 2021 Award Recipients

For the September 2021 application round, the GROW Grants Team is happy to support the following groups and their projects:

Indivisible TX Lege
This grant will support an ongoing, state-wide coordinated project being led by Indivisible TX Lege many Texas groups. "Phase 2" of their three-part, 18-month endeavor to fight against Texas's voter suppression laws, known as "Don't Mess with Texas Voters".

The groups involved in the "Don't Mess with Texas Voters" coalition intend to co-host 6 "Texas Tour" stops with community advocates where they intend to host "train-the-trainer" events with attendees in different areas of the state. At each tour stop event, the groups and local political advocacy experts will brief attendees on current Texas and Federal legislation, developments with state redistricting, and, in partnership with a number of state advocacy groups, train attendees in how to talk to voters and do deep canvassing in communities.

The organizers and partners would plan deep canvassing after each tour stop in the areas they visit and are meant to mobilize Indivisible group members after each tour stop to start connecting with voters in preparation for the midterm elections.

Washington Indivisible Network (WIN)
This grant will support the statewide Washington Indivisible Network as they plan to host 4 training sessions for groups across the state: focused on helping leaders combat burnout among activists and keep the energy of their movement volunteers up as they do their important organizing work.


We are very happy to support these groups’ projects, and we look forward to the next round of applications! The next application deadline is October 19th at 11:59 PM PST. If you would like to learn more about these awarded projects or would like more help with your own, you can reach the GROW Grants team at growgrants@indivisible.org for support, or sign up for Office Hours with the Grants Team.

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RELEASE: Waiving the 6-Month Waiting Period for Previous GROW Grant Recipients to Apply for More Funding for the Remainder of 2021

In our effort to distribute as much GROW Grant support to groups in the final three application rounds in 2021 (September, October, and November 2021), any group or cohort of groups that received GROW grant funding for a project in 2021 will no longer have to wait the mandatory 6-months after receiving their award before they are eligible to apply for another grant -- either supporting that same project or another facilitated by that same group or cohort.

The following conditions apply to this promotion:

  1. If the group(s) applying for more funding to a project that they were previously awarded a grant for, they must have already spent more than 50% of that original grant.
    NOTE: This does not apply if the same group(s) is applying to fund another, separate project.
  2. Groups cannot submit the same application and budget twice.  
    If groups are applying for more funding to a project that was previously awarded a grant, they may use excerpts from their original application, but the new application must show how the project would continue with this additional support--even as the purpose remains the same.
    Per the rules, groups must also submit an updated budget showing how this second grant would be spent. 

PSA: The last time to submit an application for GROW Grants in 2021 will be on November 16th at 11:59 PM PST. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, November applicants will be notified of grant decisions on December 7th. 

There is no application deadline for December 2021. Applications will be open again in January 2022.

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Announcing the August 2021 Award Recipients

For the August 2021 application round, the GROW Grants Team is happy to support the following groups and their projects:

Indivisible Nye County Prickly Pears, Nevada
This grant would be used to pay for voter registration and tabling materials, as well as event fees, for this group to do outreach at the upcoming Pahrump Fall Festival in Pahrump, NV. They are also inviting local progressive activist groups to table with them if those groups don't have a booth at the festival.

Indivisible Valley of the Sun (IVOS), Arizona
This grant is being used to cover costs for a mail-outreach effort on the part of AZ Indivisibles participating in the "Arizona Issue Voters Project". As part of this multi-pronged outreach and research project, the groups are looking to identify unaffiliated, progressive-leaning voters and, based on the responses, provide information on how candidates have positioned themselves on those voters' top issues to help with future GOTV.

ID9, North Carolina
This grant will be used to reimburse the post-carding costs of the group as part of their multi-step outreach to people engaging with their FB page and recruit active members to the group.

Morningside Heights Resistance, New York
This grant would be used to pay for four training sessions facilitated by the Center for Artistic Activism (C4AA) as part of their series called "Effecting and Affecting Change". This would be a training for the Indivisible state network to learn new practices in creative and collaborative strategies -- to "build a more deeply rooted, inclusive, and expressive coalition" -- as they prepare their advocacy around equity issues within the NY state budget.


We are very happy to support these groups’ projects, and we look forward to the next round of applications! The next application deadline is September 21st at 11:59 PM PST. If you would like to learn more about these awarded projects or would like more help with your own, you can reach the GROW Grants team at growgrants@indivisible.org for support, or sign up for Office Hours with the Grants Team.

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Announcing the July 2021 Award Recipients

For the July 2021 application round, the GROW Grants Team is happy to support the following groups and their projects:

Snohomish County Indivisible, Washington
This grant is will help Snohomish County Indivisible purchase event and venue costs associated with their screening of the documentary, Somebody's Daughter, as well as a discussion and action-planning session based on the issues raised in the film.

Somebody's Daughter is a documentary highlighting the tragic injustice that becomes of missing and murdered indigenous women on Native-owned land and why investigations into these cases have been difficult to undertake at various level of law enforcement. Snohomish County Indivisible intends to raise awareness of this important issue within their community and, in coordination with indigenous community leaders, hear from those focused on this issue and inform attendees about what actions they can take to support their efforts.

The funds are intended for purchasing promotional materials, pay for venue and food costs, and to pay the speakers for their time.


We are very happy to support these groups’ projects, and we look forward to the next round of applications! The next application deadline is August 17th at 11:59 PM PST. If you would like to learn more about these awarded projects or would like more help with your own, you can reach the GROW Grants team at growgrants@indivisible.org for support, or sign up for Office Hours with the Grants Team.

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Announcing the June 2021 Award Recipients

For the June 2021 application round, the GROW Grants Team is happy to support the following groups and their projects:

Indivisible Evanston, Illinois
Their grant will pay for materials for a rally on June 27th calling for the passage of the For The People Act. Their rally will feature the group, community leaders, and state officials calling for the passage of FTPA. The group is buying banners both to promote the rally around town and to display at the rally itself -- including the group's webpage address to promote recruitment.

Indivisible Saint Paul, Minnesota
Their grant will pay for a webpage hosting platform and digital action hub in order to create, and sustain, an online structure to coordinate around their state legislative activism. Their aim is to acquire their own digital tools to promote "effective internal and external communications" and build "better networking among Indivisible groups" in the state around Calls-To-Action, updates, planned community meetings, etc.


We are very happy to support these groups’ projects, and we look forward to the next round of applications! The next application deadline is July 20th at 11:59 PM PST. If you would like to learn more about these awarded projects or would like more help with your own, you can reach the GROW Grants team at growgrants@indivisible.org for support, or sign up for Office Hours with the Grants Team.

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