types of projects that we fund

We support our grantee partners in implementing various independent revenue-generation projects. From optimizing online donation forms to selling climate justice walking tours on AirB&B Experiences to embedding peer-to-peer fundraising in relational organizing, our partners are experimenting with endless ways to grow their revenue.

What types of grantees are we looking for?

The Progressive Multiplier awards grants to U.S based nonprofits and subsidiaries with 501 (c)(3)s, 501(c)(4)s, projects housed in these entities, or LLCs in which a 501 (c)(3) or (c)(4) are the only members. 

Our goal is to grow the revenue generation capacity of groups that spend most of their resources doing work that adds up to government, corporations, or courts making decisions to affect widespread change. 

We believe this is the most efficient path to building sustained progressive power. 

This work includes running campaigns, organizing, litigating, or doing civic engagement and mobilizing to educate decision-makers. At this time, we are not able to fund organizations that are primarily doing direct service or public education.


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rEALIZING democracy

We support work that creates informed and engaged communities, sparking civic participation and empowering them to hold companies and lawmakers accountable for the fair and equitable treatment of all people and communities.
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Achieving justice

We support work that addresses the barriers to equality that people face because of who they are, what they believe, a condition they have, something they have done or are trying to do, or a role they have (i.e gender justice, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, religious freedom, HIV/AIDS, immigration rights, economic justice, parental rights, education, incarceration, etc)
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We support work that protects and restores our earth and addresses the right that all people have to a clean and healthy environment.

What Makes an Application great?

  • A revenue generation project that is an experiment, a wild idea, or a proven rev-gen model
  • A sound financial model showing 2:1 ROI - explain your assumptions with text, but really focus your energy on the numbers.
  • Funding opportunities are available yearly based on resources and our funder partnerships.


Relational organizing is the best way to get someone to do something. That's why it's core to our organizing model. Progressive Multiplier has helped us take one of the most effective state-based relational organizing programs in the country into one of the most effective relational fundraising programs. 

Jonathan Bix - Executive Director for the many

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This is a big experiment and independent revenue generation is allowing us to build an agenda to thrive while a lot of our funding focuses on how to defend.

Alex Gomez - Executive Director lIVING UNITED FOR CHANGE ARIZONA-1


If power is about 'organized people and organized money', then rev gen allows us to experiment with new and exciting ways to build power and use it to defend working class Black and Brown Michiganders in the fight for a multi-racial democracy.

Branden Snyder - Executive Director detroit action