Rapid Response Fund 2022

Rapid Response Fund 2022

Building Power on the Front Lines

We are in the third year of living in the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the material consequences continue to unfold for many people in the Bay Area and beyond. The financial hit that families have taken and ongoing uncertainty of daily staples in our routines — work and school, social, civic and cultural activities — reverberate while trying to reclaim stability. Yet with these challenges, organizers and leaders continue to find windows of opportunity for change and expanding solidarity to strengthen our communities.

Since its inception in 2016, the Rapid Response Fund has provided more than $3 million in funding to strengthen the voice and power of people of color and residents living on low incomes to be heard and direct the decision making that affects their lives. Whether our communities are under attack, or when there is a pivotal moment to push through for change, these organizations tap resources to mobilize and respond with the community voice at the center.

Building power is rooted in supporting people. The people leading on the frontlines have held double and triple duty at work, and by the nature of organizing come from the communities most harmed by unjust systems. Looking forward, we’re exploring how rapid response is not only supporting actions and responses but also supporting the wellbeing of organizers who’ve been burning the wick at both ends.

We’ll continue supporting the people and movement-building power, voice, and solidarity. Thank you for making this possible.

Judith Bell
Chief Impact Officer

Rapid Response Fund Grant Spotlights

About the Rapid Response Fund

The Rapid Response Fund for Movement Building provides quick-turnaround funds to frontline social justice organizations that are strengthening the voice and power of low-income residents and people of color. The fund offers grassroots organizations small, one-time grants within 30 days of receiving a funding request.

To support the Rapid Response Fund, please visit sff.org/give.

Grantees (May 2021-April 2022)
Organization Fiscal Sponsor
ACCE Institute
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Action
Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc.
Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network
Bay Rising Center for Empowered Politics Education Fund
Beloved Communities Network Movement Strategy Center
California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice
California Families Rise Peace Development Fund
Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants
Chinese American Voters Education Committee
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ)
Community Youth Center of San Francisco
Cooline Team of East Palo Alto
Council on American-Islamic Relations California
Dialogue for Life San Francisco Public Press
East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
EveryOne Home The Tides Center
Good Good Eatz East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
Immigration Institute of the Bay Area
Interfaith Council of Alameda County
Lift Up Contra Costa The Tides Center
Monument Impact
Oakland Rising Center for Empowered Politics Education Fund
Oakland Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce Vietnamese Community Development Inc.
Pangea Legal Services
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco
Peacock Rebellion Social Good Fund
Preserving Affordable Housing Longterm, Inc
Reclaiming UGLY The Positive Results Center
Rideshare Drivers United
San Francisco Rising Chinese Progressive Association
San Francisco Senior and Disability Action
Sikh Family Center
Tenants Together
The Anti Police-Terror Project Affect Real Change
The Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco San Francisco Study Center
Urban Peace Movement Movement Strategy Center
What Is Your Niche Bay Area Mega Center Inc.
Windcall Institute Common Counsel Foundation
Youth In Arts
Donors (May 2021-April 2022)
Alix Chan
Ana Luna
Andrew Geisse
AngeQuita Highsmith
Anthony Chen
Arlene Lee
Ashley Nguyen
Catherine Sterk
Cecile Truong
Charlene Mak
Ching-Wei Tung
Christina Yong
Christine Hom
Connie Mahood
Corinna Lei
Crystal Ye
Cynthia Hu
Cynthia Nwoke
Dana Caulder
Dara Kallop
Dawn Michelle Carlson
Deborah Wool
Denise Lai
Di Xu
Douglas Harada
Elena Llenado
Frank Chan
Genentech, Inc.
Gerard Somers
Grace Chen
Han Ting Ding
Harrison Wang
Helen Chong
Helen Davis
Ian Valencia
Jacqueline Cheung
Janet Lau
Janet Tien
Jennifer Adeva
Jennifer Guzman
Jennifer Kim
Jennifer Woo
Jessica Almendarez
Jessica Grandner
Jessica Huynh
Jia Guo
Jia Sun
Jill Schmidt
Joanna Yung
Joanne Amazona
Jocelyn Chan
Julia Yegorova
Julie Chang
Kan Yee
Karen Shen
Katherine Verano
Kelly Quinn
Kimberly Muscara
Kin Tang
Kyle Derstine
Kyle Thulien
Lauren Campbell
Linda Fu
Ling Woo Liu
Lora O’Haver
Lu Wang
Luella Sequeira
Lynn Nicolay
Lynnette Ducat
Ma. Victoria Concepcion-Hubble
Manuel Rodriguez
Mary Gates
Matthew McCabe
Meghan Cox
Merin Yu
Mimi Ip
Nancy Yang
Nathan Shaw
Nick Espiritu
Nicole Cuevas
Nicole Lim
Pamela Louie
Paulina Price
Polly Wong
Qi Liu
Qingping Tian
Ralph and Donna Briskin
Randy Rae
Rong Zhang
Rosemary Tomao
Sandra Lee
Santiago Ruiz
Sarah Miller
Sherry Chen
Sinath Lim
Sophia Chu
Stacey Nolan
Stefanie Chan
Susan Hahnenkratt
Suzanne Lee
Tanya Vidhyarkorn
The Manzanita Foundation
Theresa Friend
Thomas Garner
Tiffany Hsu
Tina Chan
Trudy Frost
Tu Ho
Tu Mai
Vanessa Brown
Vanessa Clark
Waihong Nelson Lee
Wan Ting Lin
Wen-Ting Tsai
Wenyu Liu
Yaoqing Liu
Yesenia Vazquez
Yingyun Wang
Yuebiao Zhou