The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity

There are presently no open calls for applications.

Our mission is to reduce sexual shame by fostering sex-positive art and education. The Effing Foundation promotes sexuality education and artistic expression of sexuality by making grants to #ownvoices organizations, groups, and projects that are run by women (cisgender and transgender), people who are members of gender/(a)sexuality/relationship minorities, people of color, people of size, neurodiverse people, people with disabilities (including mental illness, chronic illness, and/or other physical disabilities), currently or formerly incarcerated people, and/or current or former sex workers.

We are interested in funding sex-positive artistic and/or educational projects (long or short term) by individuals, teams, and/or organizations.

We are accepting grant applications from September 1, 2021 through October 3, 2021, at 11:59pm US Eastern time.  No extensions will be given. You will be notified whether or not you are a finalist on or before January 4, 2022.

If this online questionnaire is difficult for you to complete because of its format, please contact us about alternative submission methods (info@effing.org). A text-only version of these application forms is available here.

For more information about our grant program, please see:

The application form below is for anyone who has not previously received an Effing Foundation grant. If you, your team, or your organization has previously been funded by the Effing Foundation, please contact us to receive a link to the previous grantee application form.

If you have questions about this survey or about the grant process, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions. Still not sure? Contact us at info@effing.org.

The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity