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2022 Grant Cycle

2022 FRI

Grant Opportunities

In July 2022, The Frontline Resource Institute released two grant opportunities through our Collective Action Fund at the Tides Foundation. Intended for environmental and climate justice organizations serving frontline communities, both opportunities will assist in building organizational capacity and promoting shared learning and peer exchange among grant recipients. Recognizing that organizations have different needs depending on their longevity, financial capacity, and development journeys, FRI disbursed funds via two tracks, as described below.

Grantees in both tracks will attend a convening at the end of the grant period to network, share solutions and report out on their progress. Grantees will experience longer-term gains in capacity building by developing relationships with and engaging with their peers at this convening.

Please note: as of January 2023, these opportunities are now closed.

Download the full Request for Proposals for Track 1 and Track 2, including eligibility guidelines.


Timeline Update

We’re excited to share an update on the decision timeline for our latest grant cycle. As an organization, we value transparency and open communication with our applicants, and we appreciate your continued engagement and patience.

Due to the unexpectedly large number of applications we have received for this grant cycle, we added an extra element to our review process. Consequently, our original timeline has been pushed back and applications are still under review. During the week of December 12th, our Independent Advisory Committee will make final grant recommendations to the Tides Foundation. After processing these recommendations, award decisions will be released in early January 2023.

Again, FRI appreciates your patience and we will be in contact with your organization soon!

Track 1: Organizational Strategy Development

Approximately four grants of $150,000 each will be offered to support organizational strategic planning. These grants are intended for organizations that have a track record of financial and grants management. Strategic planning is broadly defined as: the construction of a strategic plan, hiring a long-term staff member, and/or other long-term organizational strategic needs.

Learn more about our Track 1 grantees.

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Track 2: Organizational Capacity Building and Organizational Durability

Approximately eight smaller grants of $50,000 each will be offered to support organizational capacity building and organizational durability. These grants are intended for smaller organizations that may not be eligible to apply for the Track 1 grant.

Learn more about our Track 2 grantees.

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Informational Webinar and Frequently Asked Questions

An on-demand recording of our Informational Webinar and a document of Frequently Asked Questions will be posted here on July 27, 2022.

View Informational Webinar
View Webinar Slide Deck
View FAQ Document

For International Applicants

For applicants applying from outside the United States, please click below to view eligibility details and instructions for applying through JustFund.

International Applicants: Eligibility and Instructions
Grant Applications

The Frontline Resource Institute and JustFund

FRI accepts applications on JustFund, an innovative grants platform that connects funders and grassroots organizations. To apply, visit to log in or register for an account.

If you have an existing JustFund account, click ‘Sign In’ and go to ‘Funding Opportunities’ to review the RFP and start your proposal. If you are having trouble accessing your account, reset your password, or contact

If you do not have an existing JustFund account, click ‘Sign Up’ and complete the registration form and note “FRI” in the “What funding opportunity are you applying to?” field.

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For questions about how to submit your application, please refer to JustFund’s Help Center or contact

Please note that registrations require 48 business hours for approval. We encourage applicants to register as early as possible.

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