Freedonia was founded in 1997 by Gary Moffatt as an expression of his lifetime commitment to anarchism and to building social and economic alternatives to capitalism. In keeping with this anti-authoritarian vision, Freedonia provides funding and other support for the development of movements promoting radical democratic and systemic change. Read our complete mission statement.

What's New?

Freedonia's 2016 Funding Application Round is now closed.

Are you involved in a grass-roots community organizing project? Your group could be eligible for a Freedonia grant.

Freedonia is a Canadian organization that provides small grants to support grassroots organizing that promotes radical and democratic social change.

Freedonia was founded in 1997 by Gary Moffatt as an expression of his lifetime commitment to anarchism and to building social and economic alternatives to capitalism. In keeping with this anti-authoritarian vision, Freedonia is a catalyst for the development of movements promoting radical democratic and systemic change.

In our 2016 Granting Period, Freedonia continues to invite applications for projects which are focused on expanding grassroots, face to face participation in social, economic and political activism through organizing, training and community-building.

Freedonia provides grants of up to $5,000. Freedonia funding is limited to projects located within Ontario and British Columbia, Canada.

Freedonia recognizes and values the diversity of our communities and our movements. Freedonia is committed to ending all forms of discrimination and to the realization of full social and economic
equality. In this spirit, Freedonia takes proactive measures regarding funding applicants from equity-seeking groups. Favourable consideration will be given to projects that expressly and actively promote social and economic equality.

Some of the projects that have been funded by Freedonia in the last couple of years include:

Tools for Change, Media Co-op, Prison Solidarity Communications, Open the Cages, Radical Design School, Toxic Resistance, Grassy Narrows Women's Drum Group, MArcus Garvey School, Toronto Anarchist Bookfair, No One Is Illegal, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, New Farmers Union Youth, Sanctuary Health, Rhythms of Resistance, Power of Women, Building for Sutikalh, Rising Tide, Oshkimaadziig Unity Camp, Jane and Finch Action Against Poverty, Thistle Institute, Power of Women, Building Indigenous Economies, West Coast Caravan, Sinixt Nation Community Recovery Project.

For information about how to apply, click here