Regular Grants

Funding Agency:
Southern Partners Fund

SPF believes that general operating support grants provide key organizational capacity building, particularly for small to midsize community-based organizations tackling social, environmental and economic justice issues in the rural South. Regular Grants Cycle awards have helped organizations increase their capacity to address a variety of issues including:

  • Education Reform,
  • Immigration Rights
  • Voter Engagement and Mobilization
  • Economic Reform,
  • Environmental Justice and Restoration,
  • Juvenile Justice and Prison Reform,
  • Healthcare Reform and Disability Rights,
  • LGBTQ empowerment
  • Labor rights,
  • Women and Youth empowerment.

Southern Partners Fund’s grantee partners strive to transform their communities from within by building sustainable and lasting movements towards reversing inequities in the rural South. Every day people are tackling huge problems in their own backyards through efforts to alleviate the effects of poverty, lack of resources, and poorly performing education systems that persist in these areas. Citizens are engaged and individuals are empowered through the hard work and prevailing spirit of the people who make up the fabric of these grassroots community organizations. SPF is proud to partner with such extraordinary organizations through the Regular Grants Cycle Awards.

Deadline: May 19th, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be a rural community organization, coalition or network located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia or West Virginia.
  • Groups must be governed by community leaders from the same race and class as their members.
  • Groups must use grassroots organizing strategies in their fight for justice, aimed at enabling members to become community decision-makers.



Amount Description

  • Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Funding Type



Community Outreach and Engagement
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 19, 2023