Our mission is to reduce sexual shame by fostering sex-positive art and education by making grants to people who self-identify as members of  disadvantaged groups doing work that is grounded in their experiences.  In particular, we are looking to fund ongoing work and one-off projects by people with one or more marginalized identities, including women  (cisgender and transgender), people who are members of  gender/(a)sexuality/relationship minorities, people of color, fat people, neurodiverse people, people with disabilities (mental illness,  chronic illness, cognitive disability or impairment, intellectual disability, and/or other physical disabilities), people who live at or below their state's poverty line, people who are currently or formerly sex workers, and/or people who are currently or formerly incarcerated.

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, 2022 through October 3, 2022, 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, 2023.

If this online questionnaire is difficult for you to complete because of its format, please contact us about alternative submission methods (info@effing.org). 

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If you have questions about our application form 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