We are excited to announce the launch of our Frontline Community Support Fund – through which we’re able to make small grants (up to $1,000) that support frontline community action to stop fossil fuel infrastructure. Because of the nature of our fund, it may be best to ask for specific items or equipment that you’ll need for an action rather than cash.
In general, we hope to fund actions that strengthen you or your group’s engagement with the entities you are opposing. The BXE Frontline Fund is primarily focused on fighting against fossil fuel infrastructure, environmental racism, and the social impacts of the energy industry such as man camps.
That means we’re more likely to support a rally, protest, civil disobedience, non-violent direct action, or training for an action. We’re less likely to fund a conference, a legal review, or general operating expenses like staff and rent. We do not reject any application out of hand – tell us what you need and how we can help.
Initial applications are screened for relevance by our staff person (Shane). The application then passes to a council of Frontline Advisors — we’re honored to have Cherri Foytlin, Donna Chavis, and Michael Bagdes Canning as our current FLCF Advisors. Their choice and advice are passed along to the BXE General Meeting, which discusses the application and tries to come up with any further questions. We welcome applicants to attend the beginning portion of the General Meeting to talk more about their plans. The BXE General Meeting – which is open to all – to make sure we honor our commitment to horizontal leadership and the motto “To leave no one behind, we must all lead.”
The coordination and final call on how to fund a project is made by the BXE Fundraising and Budget Committee.
For more details on how to apply, and tips on what to expect, download the 1-page support guide above, or just click on the application to get started. We look forward to working with you!