Visionary Resistance: Inside the Rapid-Response Model of the Emergent Fund

Visionary Resistance: Inside the Rapid-Response Model of the Emergent Fund

Providing quick access to general operating support is a key element of success for rapid-response funds designed to provide funding alternatives for communities facing injustice, a report from the , in partnership with , the , and the finds. The report, (26 pages, PDF), evaluates the impact of the , which the four organizations created following the 2016 election and, in its first year, awarded grants averaging $25,000 to fifty organizations, including those working to protect the rights of immigrants, women, LGBTQ people, and Muslim, Arab-American, and other communities of color. According to the evaluation, effective and agile rapid-response grantmaking requires designing shorter and less burdensome application processes and engaging the most directly affected communities in the fund's leadership and decision-making processes.