Apply for a Grant
The current application period has closed.
Please check back again soon for the next grant cycle for 2021.
To receive a grant, you need to be a 501c3 organization or be fiscally sponsored by a 501c3. If you are neither, we can help connect you to fiscal sponsors. Organizations must be based in the United States.
There are two categories in our grantmaking:
Networks, Convenings and Collaborations that enhance movement building
The Application Process
The Application process is simple, please use the online platform below. Applicants are required to answer two questions in the online application that describes the proposed project or collaboration and the amount requested. You are welcome to submit a video no longer than five minutes instead of a letter. We also request that you include two references and a resume or bio.
May 20, 2019: Applications open for the 2020 grantmaking cycle
August 19, 2019: Deadline to apply. All applications must be turned in by 9pm PST.
December 31, 2019: Notification of grant award
At this time, there are no upcoming informational calls.
Below is a recording of a previous call held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. If you would like access the call held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, please click here.
A note about fiscal sponsorship
Since it can be tough for a small or new organization to learn how to become a 501(c)(3) organization, you can pay another organization to do it for you. That organization is called a fiscal sponsor and is described in text and a short video by the National Council of Nonprofits here. People will donate to your fiscal sponsor and they will transfer the money to you, after taking a small percentage to cover their expenses.
All applicants wishing to apply to Life Comes From It should complete the online questions and the application with Submittable at https://lifecomesfromit.submittable.com/submit. If there are technical questions about the application process, a Submittable staff person is there to help you.
If you have questions about your organization’s eligibility, or the meaning of a question on the application, or need help getting a fiscal sponsor, you are encouraged to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone from the Advisory Circle or The Ahimsa Collective staff - who are helping to administer the logistics of the grant - will reach out to you.