Still-Legal! Young Leader Grants // Theme: Climate Activism

Still-Legal! Young Leader Resistance Grants

Are you between the ages of 13 and 30, with a clear vision for impacting social or climate justice? Have you successfully led others to embrace and act upon your vision? Still-Legal!® Apparel for the Next Four Years would like to support you with a Young Leader Grant.

Young Leader Grants go to youth and young adults who lead others in defending core values under special threat by the present administration: values such as tolerance and compassion, support for science, climate activism, freedom of the press, and the defense of pluralism.

As a complement to grants awarded to organizations, Young Leader Grants recognize the power of an individual’s ability to effect change. The grants are tactical and help successful young leaders take advantage of opportunities and respond to challenges. Grants underwrite activities such as peaceful action, artistic productions, organizing, training, and outreach; they may also be used toward supplemental expenses such as marketing, travel, materials, permits, and legal aid. In supporting your vision, creativity and persistence, Still-Legal's aim is to support whatever is needed to keep your successful resistance project buzzing. 

Grant Amounts: Grants are $500 to $1000.

Who May Apply: Young leaders age 13 to 30 who live in New England and New York. Rhode Island leaders especially are encouraged to apply. Affiliation with a 501(c)3 organization is not required.  

Nominations: A nomination from a supporter prior to application is not necessary or expected. Nevertheless, Still-Legal! welcomes nominations from friends, family, and supporters. To suggest a young leader, please use the Contact page at

Deadlines & Decisions: The next application deadline is APRIL 30, 2018. CLIMATE ACTIVISTS are especially encouraged to apply this grant cycle. Candidates are notified within 30 days of application deadlines. Five application cycles will occur in 2018, future deadlines to be determined.

Applications include a letter from you that: 

  • Specifies the amount of your grant request,
  • Includes your name, address, date of birth, education, email address and contact number and (if desired) social media pages,
  • Details your intended or current resistance project and how your grant will be used. Projects must be current or expected to begin within 120 days.
  • Describes your recent success in resistance leadership and explains one key insight you’ve gained in your role as a leader,
  • Specifies any additional sources of funding for your project.

 Applications also include one letter of support, which:

  • Is written by a supporter who can speak to your passion and success in leadership. Letter may be submitted by a mentor, coworker, teacher, family member or friend, and should include the writer's email address and phone number. Recommenders must be at least sixteen years old.
  • Describes your recent leadership experience, to help the Still-Legal! team get a picture of your unique brand of leadership.

You may also submit additional support materials, although these are not necessary. These materials may include photographs, videos, handouts, art or music files, social media, etc.

Email your application to:, with the subject heading "Young Leader Grant." Attach supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, as PDF or Word files. Supporting photos, videos, etc., are welcome in commonly used file formats and should be of minimal file size.

We look forward to your application. For more information, email the Still-Legal! Young Leader Grant program at GRANTS@STILL-LEGAL.COM or call Jim Stahl at 401-751-3766.