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RESIST is a progressive foundation that supports grassroots organizing for peace, economic, social and environmental justice, and provides political education for social change activism. For 40 years, RESIST has funded groups that challenge reactionary government policies, corporate arrogance, and right-wing fanaticism through organizing, education and action. As a non-profit organization itself, RESIST relies on contributors with a strong commitment to social, economic and environmental justice, and a firm belief in the need to build grassroots movements and capacity.
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Program areas at Resist

Grantmaking program:resist maintains a vigorous grantmaking program that funds four times each year.resist funds activist organizing, cultural organizing, resilience building, and educational work within movements for social change - concentrating on support for organizations that do not have access to more traditional sources of funds. As a result, Resist's funding priorities include groups with an annual budget of $150,000 or less and projects that encourage people to take action, rather than merely disseminate information or perform social services. Grant decisions are made by current or past grantees who sit on Resist's grant-making panel and are made in accordance with Resist's funding priorities. Targeted grantmaking programs include:general support - organizations that meet Resist's funding criteria may apply for a one-year general support grant, with the maximum amount requested not to exceed $4,000. Resist provides funds for general support as a means of enabling grantees to build infrastructure and capacity while engaged in ongoing social justice activism. Accessibility funding- Resist is committed to supporting projects that enable all people to participate in the movement for justice and liberation. Resist will fund the additional costs of making projects or events more accessible to community members with specific accessibility needs. Organizations that meets Resist's funding criteria may apply for a one-year accessibility grant, with the maximum amount requested not to exceed $4,000.multi-year funding - after carefully considering how to maximize its impact in building capacity and supporting the long-term work of movements for social change, Resist initiated a multi-year funding program in 2001. Multi-year grants cover a three-year period and are designed to provide general support to eligible grantee organizations. Grants awards are $4,000 for each year of eligibility.rapid response funding - Resist offers a $1,000 rapid response grant to better meet the needs of frontline groups and organizations. This grant is for groups looking to:imagine and build: for groups seeking financial support with training, consultation, healing, cultural work, conflict resolution, and/or restructuring. Resist and respond: for groups seeking to respond to unforeseen and timely political opportunities with organizing and/or cultural interventions.
Movement sustainability commons was founded in 2020 as joint project between Resist and the center for economic democracy. Based in boston, Massachusetts, movement sustainability commons nourishes and sustains people and groups working for justice, economic democracy, and liberation by offering affordable, high quality services, practices, spaces and pathways that support both interdependence and self-reliance for community self-determination. Movement sustainability commons strengthens partners' short and long-term sustainability by offering affordable, high quality services while centering relationships and connection. All movement sustainability commons activities and net assets, including those of the fiscally sponsored groups we support, will be reported as those with donor restrictions in the accompanying financial statements. More information can be found at the movement sustainability commons website www.sustainmovements.org.

Grants made by Resist

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Movement Retreat CenterFiscal Sponsor Grants$550,976
South Seattle Womens Health FoundationBirth Center Equity Fiscal Sponsor Grant$125,000
Elephant CircleBirth Center Equity Fiscal Sponsor Grant$120,000
...and 57 more grants made totalling $1,424,882

Who funds Resist

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Common Counsel Foundation (CCF)Project Support for Land Stewardship Advocacy and Organizing$1,100,000
Waverley Street FoundationLife Fund$1,000,000
Schwab Charitable FundHealth$578,735
...and 97 more grants received totalling $9,374,290

Personnel at Resist

Nashira BarilProject Director$124,278
Katherine LebronClerk$71,450
Joby GelbspanBoard Treasurer, Sustainability$0
Allen Kwabena FrimpongBoard President$0
Kendra HicksCo - Director Radical Philanthropy$76,186
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for Resist

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$16,048,629
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$28,508
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$38,301
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$16,115,438

Form 990s for Resist

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-08-16990View PDF
2021-122022-07-18990View PDF
2020-122021-05-21990View PDF
2019-122020-10-05990View PDF
2018-122019-11-08990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
February 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 48 new grant, including a grant for $1,100,000 from Common Counsel Foundation (CCF)
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $145,000 from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA)
October 10, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 64 new grant, including a grant for $350,000 from Tara Health Foundation
July 18, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsCharities
ReligiousChristianPolitical advocacyLobbyingGrassroots organizingNational levelTax deductible donationsFiscal sponsor
General information
42 Seaverns Ave
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Suffolk County, MA
Website URL
(617) 623-5110
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
X20: Christian
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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