Types of Grants

Arch Community Fund makes three types of grants: transformative organizing grants have an open application process; discretionary and Leslie Preston Healing Justice grants are at trustee discretion.

Transformative Organizing

Transformative Organizing Grants support transformative organizing for systemic change with explicit articulation of the following values: resistance; community leadership; transformative, anti-capitalist solutions and intersectionality.


Discretionary grants are made by the trustees of Arch Community Fund. Discretionary grantees fit the vision and values of Arch and are urgent but are not a fit for Transformative Organizing awards.

Leslie Preston Healing Justice

Leslie Preston Healing Justice Grants are in honor of Arch Community Fund co-founder Leslie Preston, who died in 2018 at age 51 from cancer. These grants honor her spirit of care for community organizers.