Andrus Family Fund: Visionary Freedom Fund

Andrus Family Fund

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Predicted deadline: Feb 26, 2022

Grant amount: US $25,000 - US $100,000

Fields of work: Youth Development & Leadership Youth Services Juvenile Justice Child Welfare Services

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States


This political moment calls for imagination and vision beyond reforms from the status quo. Young people are being politicized and tapping into a new imagination— from living through trauma caused by the carceral state to reading books, joining organizations and attending and organizing protests and community events. The Visionary Freedom Fund seeks projects or organizations that are building power, developing or cultivating new visions, ideas or frameworks developed by directly impacted young people, and/ or organizations who are already leading transformative work to apply for a grant.

The grantmaking realizes the crisis young people, specifically Black, Brown and Native communities are facing. We are intentionally choosing not to list issue priorities, understanding the deep intersections that exist. Applicants could choose to focus on a particular body of work (healing justice, gender justice, housing, institutions such as schools or prisons) or take a community approach that builds upon political education or community building. The grants should advance communities or organizations creating or moving to visionary action that seeks to transform individuals, institutions or communities.

Grant dollars are general operating with an emphasis for funding for organizations that are often left out of traditional philanthropic giving. BIPOC youth communities will be prioritized.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grants are available to 501c3 organizations, organizations who are fiscally sponsored and for organizations who do not have a 501c3.
    • Organizations or projects led by Black, Indigenous or People of Color.
    • Organizations or projects where leadership is impacted by carceral state, criminal legal system and/or in systems of criminalization.
    • Organizations or projects that are led by young people:
      • Young people in decision-making leadership roles, not just staff or organizers.
      • Young people seen as visible leaders of the work.
    • Organizations or projects that seek transformative change.
    • Organizations or projects that center the needs and visions of young people.
    • Organizations or projects that are accountable to movement and community.

This page was last reviewed June 02, 2021 and last updated June 02, 2021