Queer Appalachia 2018 Grant Applications

It is only because of your generosity & $upport that we have anything to give, thank you! 

From blowing our minds with our $30,000 GoFundMe to selling out the entire first printing of Electric Dirt in 2 ½ months - your $upport has not only made this project possible, it has allowed it to grow & blossom. Please know how grateful we are!

Queer Appalachia’s Community Micro Grants are Now Available.

We believe strongly in restorative justice and will use the funds to intentionally redistribute wealth in Appalachia and the South. We are committed to acting in the spirit of reparations and we want to use these grants as a part of that process.

To qualify for this grant, you don’t need a 501-C3, or elegantly worded proposal. You don’t need a history in grant writing or know how to navigate the nonprofit industrial complex. You don’t need notoriety, social capital, or a large following. In fact, if you’ve never considered grant applications before, this is the grant for you.


To qualify, the only requirement is that your project cannot isolate, alienate or ostracize other parts/members of the community due to race, ability, education, recovery status, etc. We think grants should be available to all, that nobody in the community is disposable.

Apply Now! 

People of color, indigenous people, working class folks and people in recovery are given priority and encouraged to apply.

Grants range from $250-$2000 & will be given out in clusters throughout the next year. Individuals can only benefit from one grant per issue of Electric Dirt.

We will be awarding grants in rounds in four month increments. If you are not a part of the one round of giving, you still can be a part of the next, your application has no expiration date. If anything changes about your application we need to know: location, timeline, collaborators, budget etc. please note there is paperwork involved with receiving a grant, the receiver will need to declare it on their taxes & fill out a W9.

We are excited about changing

the queer cultural landscape of the region through the power of community with you.


  • contact information

  • project name/online handles

  • NO MORE THAN 4 paragraphs total, sum up your project & community benefit

  • budget

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