Resist is a foundation that supports people's movements for justice and liberation. We redistribute resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world.
Resist has supported thousands of groups working on the frontlines for gender equality, racial justice, LGBTQ freedom, immigrants’ rights, economic and environmental justice. Movements for social change have transformed since Resist’s founding, and Resist continues to transform with them. Today, we fund progressive organizations that are resisting, re-imagining, healing, and transforming towards the world we want to see.
This Giving Guide
Happy Pride! This month the world celebrates the resilience, vision, and brilliance of the queer community. From its inception, pride has been a time to reflect on and resist the ongoing societal and systemic oppressions that LGBTQIA+ folks face daily. Here at Resist, we believe that the movement is winning, in beautiful ways, thanks to the queer groups on the ground moving the needle for us all. While we celebrate these wins, we ask you to join us in directly supporting these groups who marching us, hand in hand, towards a new world for us all.
[Image description: Thousands of protestors gathered outside of the Brooklyn Museum for a rally for Black Transgender Lives. Photo credit: Demetrius Freeman]
Support Queer Liberation
Below you’ll find a directory of Resist grantees who won't stop resisting and re-imagining a world until queer liberation, visibility, dignity, and rights are possible and cannot be stripped away. They deserve your direct support year-round, not just during pride month.
In this moment, amidst a global health and economic crisis and the mass uprisings across the country in response to state-sanctioned violence, these small, grassroots groups are on the frontlines, responding to and uplifting the communities forgotten by COVID-19 relief efforts, ignored and silenced by those in power.
Click on the grantees' names below to visit their websites and consider donating to their cause. Please note, some grantees receive donations through fiscal sponsors in which case you can note the grantee's name in the description box.
[Image description: Protestor wearing pink sunglasses and large white pearl earrings and a mask holds up a pink sign that reads: "BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER." There is a person to their left wearing a face shield and blue mask. Photo credit: Demetrius Freeman]
Support Our Work
Today’s world was just a vision 53 years ago and we know that strong grassroots communities will always be the core element of democratic progress. Resist is committed to supporting frontline activists building a just and free world for the next half century and beyond.
Join Us, Become a Resister Today!
[Image description: Protestors gather around the Brooklyn Museum wearing masks, mostly wearing white, holding signs. Two protestors hold a large banner in brown, black, and purple that reads: "Black Trans Lives Matter." Photo credit: Demetrius Freeman]