To be eligible, applicants must be located in the United States or a U.S. Territory, AND
Be a nonprofit with a 501(c)(3) public charity or other tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Be fiscally sponsored by a nonprofit as described above
If you are an emerging, grassroots, and/or community-based organization that doesn’t yet have 501(c)(3) status, please reach out to us as we may have future grant opportunities available to you, or there may be other ways that you can partner with us.
Online Grant Management System
All applications, including initial Letter of Interest forms (LOI’s), should be submitted through CSPI’s Online Grant Management System. Instructions for doing so are provided in our Applicant Guide. If you have specific accessibility concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate. We are also available to answer any other questions you may have about our application process and are happy to provide technical assistance where feasible.
Please see each individual grant opportunity to confirm application timelines.
We acknowledge the importance of multi-year funding to support community-driven policy work. However, we currently have secured funding to support campaigns only through January 2024. We expect to award most grants for this cycle by Summer 2022, and therefore we invite you to submit grant requests for up to 15-months depending on the needs of the campaign. Please check the details of each grant opportunity for any additional timing guidance.