Upcoming Grants Related to Advocacy and Social Justice

 

Righteous Persons Foundation

Deadline: Jan 16, 2019

The Righteous Persons Foundation is dedicated to supporting efforts that build a vibrant, just, and inclusive Jewish community in the United States. The Foundation is currently targeting national-level projects that: Foster Jewish arts, culture, and identity: To revitalize and illuminate Jewish identity today, the Foundation will invest in projects that make the old new –...


 

Latham Foundation for the Promotion of Humane Education

Deadline: Dec 28, 2018

The Latham Foundation for the Promotion of Humane Education was founded to teach kindness and respect for all living things. The Foundation’s view of respect means taking personal responsibility for making good decisions within one’s own community rather than advocating any one particular dietary, political, environmental, or religious view—and respecting others’ right to do the...


 

Peace Development Fund: Community Organizing Grants

Deadline: Dec 28, 2018

The Peace Development Fund (PDF) makes grants to community based organizations working for social justice. It believes that the change in values needed to establish a more just and peaceful world can come about only if it is strongly rooted in local communities that value the importance of building movements to create systemic social change....


 

PeopleForBikes: Community Grant Program

Deadline: Jan 18, 2019

The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program supports bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride. PeopleForBikes focuses most grant funds on bicycle infrastructure projects such as: Bike paths, lanes, trails, and bridges Mountain bike facilities Bike parks and pump tracks BMX facilities...


 

The Impact Fund

Deadline: Jan 8, 2019

The Impact Fund makes grants to lawyers, law firms, and nonprofit organizations involved in impact litigation. Most awarded grants are for one particular case, but occasionally fund a series of cases bound by a common strategy. The Impact Fund supports civil rights, human rights, economic justice (anti-poverty), and environmental justice cases that will affect a...


 

GriffinHarte Foundation

Deadline: Dec 31, 2018

The GriffinHarte Foundation’s goal is to promote civil conversations about issues that divide people and are often contentious and difficult to sort through. These issues usually involve questions of fairness, equity, respect, identity, and the complex ways that people are connected to each other. Most importantly, they almost always are related to the very foundations...


 

National Endowment for Democracy

Deadline: Dec 21, 2018

Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. NED is interested in proposals from local, independent organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek to: Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law Support freedom of information...


 

Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing: Learning and Exchange Fund

Deadline: Dec 14, 2018

Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) launched the Learning and Exchange Fund (LEF) in 2016 as a part of its Youth Community Organizing Resource Exchange (Youth CORE) – a larger FCYO initiative that has a principal goal of building a more powerful, interconnected youth organizing field in the United States. Other Youth CORE programs include...


 

Resist

Deadline: Dec 7, 2018

Resist believes in grassroots organizing, creativity, and power. Resist supports people’s movements for justice and liberation. It redistributes resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world. Funding is provided to organizations that: Resist: Groups that organize, base build, and engage in direct action and...


 

The Atlantic and Allstate: Renewal Awards

Deadline: Nov 30, 2018

The Renewal Awards contest is a nationwide competition that was created to celebrate the social innovation demonstrated by thousands of nonprofits that are finding creative solutions to America’s most pressing problems. The Renewal Awards recognizes these organizations and individuals as they drive positive change in their communities—and helps them make an even bigger impact. Nominated...


 

Albuquerque Involved

Deadline: Oct 15, 2018

Albuquerque Involved serves those who want to connect with their community but who struggle to find the time or place to start. It makes it easy for busy individuals and families to get involved in giving and service to nonprofits in the greater Albuquerque community. The hope is for members to find agencies that ignite...


 

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation: Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program

Deadline: Oct 15, 2018

The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation supports organizations working to bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems. The Foundation’s interests are in furthering social justice, protecting the environment, and supporting sustainable food systems. It is committed to supporting non-violent, thoughtful, and strategic approaches that are utilizing grassroots organizing...


 

Herb Block Foundation: Defending Basic Freedoms

Deadline: Oct 4, 2018

The Defending Basic Freedoms grant program helps safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in our Bill of Rights, to help eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination, and to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public. The Herb Block Foundation will also consider contemporary societal issues that may arise. Amount: Grants will range...


 

National Park Service: African American Civil Rights Preservation Grants

Deadline: Oct 8, 2018

The African American Civil Rights Grant Program (Civil Rights Grants) documents, interprets, and preserves sites related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century. The National Park Services’ (NPS’) 2008 report, Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites serves as the foundation reference document for...


 

National Park Service: African American Civil Rights History Grants

Deadline: Oct 8, 2018

The African American Civil Rights Grant Program (Civil Rights Grants) documents, interprets, and preserves sites related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century. The National Park Services’ (NPS’) 2008 report, Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites serves as the foundation reference document for...