Upcoming Grants Related to Advocacy and Social Justice

 

Resist

Deadline: Dec 6, 2019

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...


 

Lenfest Institute: Facebook Journalism Project Community Network

Deadline: Nov 6, 2019

The mission of the Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) Community Network is to support and connect people and organizations that are building community through local news. FJP offers grants as well as opportunities to connect with industry experts. Whether a person or publisher is trying to build a new business around memberships, report in an underserved...


 

Russel Sage Foundation: Social, Political and Economic Inequality

Deadline: Nov 26, 2019

The Social, Political, and Economic Inequality program supports innovative research on the myriad factors that contribute to inequality in the U.S., and the extent to which social, political, and economic inequalities affect social, psychological, political, and economic outcomes, including equality of access and opportunity, social mobility, civic mobilization and representation, and the intergenerational transmission of...


 

Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation

Deadline: Nov 15, 2019

The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation’s mission is to invest in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills, and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information now and for the future. The Foundation has four program areas: 1) investigative reporting; 2) professional development; 3) Oklahoma journalism; and 4) special opportunities....


 

ecoAmerica: American Climate Leadership Awards

Deadline: Oct 31, 2019

Communities, organizations, and individuals all across America are helping build the public and political support that is needed for climate solutions. Their work can serve as examples to learn from, and models that can be repeated and implemented to achieve scale are needed. The American Climate Leadership Awards 2020 (ACLA 2020) is a way to...


 

Retirement Research Foundation: Responsive Grants

Deadline: Feb 1, 2020

The Retirement Research Foundation is one of the first private foundations in the nation devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues. The Foundation’s Responsive Grants program supports projects that have a significant focus on older adults, ages 65 and over, in the following areas: Advocacy: Funding supports advocacy projects that have a regional or national...


 

Searle Freedom Trust

Deadline: Dec 4, 2019

The Searle Freedom Trust fosters research and education on public policy issues that affect individual freedom and economic liberty. The foundation seeks to develop solutions to the country’s most important and challenging domestic policy issues. Recognizing that good policymaking relies on the availability of high-quality research, the foundation invests primarily in scholarship that results in...


 

Isora Foundation

Deadline: Feb 21, 2020

The Isora Foundation is committed to empowering individuals to improve conditions within their communities in the areas of health, education, economic development, and social justice. The Foundation seeks to support organizations or projects that: Support sustainable economic development and social change, often within grassroots and/or indigenous communities Attempt to change negative social, economic, and cultural...


 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Voices for Economic Opportunity

Deadline: Nov 13, 2019

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has collaborated with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Raikes Foundation to issue Voices for Economic Opportunity through its Grand Challenges Program. The Voices for Economic Opportunity challenge seeks to elevate diverse voices that can help broaden the conversation about the issues inhibiting economic...


 

Sparkplug Foundation

Deadline: Oct 8, 2019

The Sparkplug Foundation is a family foundation that funds start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education, and community organizing. It aims to support the development of emerging democratic movements and communities working on issues of local democracy, justice, and sustainable energy in the rebuilding of the U.S. and global economies. Specifically,...


 

Borealis Philanthropy: Racial Equity in Journalism Fund

Deadline: Oct 30, 2019

The Racial Equity in Journalism (REJ) Fund is a donor collaborative based at Borealis Philanthropy and currently includes support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Democracy Fund, the Ford Foundation, the Google News Initiative, and the News Integrity Initiative at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York (CUNY). The...


 

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute: Social Justice Fund

Deadline: Oct 14, 2019

The Social Justice Fund supports grassroots activist projects, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources. The Social Justice Fund’s priority is to support: Direct grassroots activism and organizing Groups with diverse, representative, and democratic leadership structures Groups which have or can obtain sufficient economic and in-kind support...


 

Unorthodox Philanthropy

Deadline: Sep 30, 2019

Unorthodox Philanthropy (UP) is sponsored by the Lampert Byrd Foundation in San Francisco, and grew out of efforts to identify extraordinary ideas. It approaches funding differently. Most foundations direct funding to nonprofit organizations that rely on a continuous cycle of philanthropic dollars to remain viable and grow – despite the fact that such capital is...


 

The Impact Fund

Deadline: Oct 8, 2019

The Impact Fund makes recoverable 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...


 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Community Power – Increasing Understanding of Base-Building Methods

Deadline: Sep 24, 2019

The Community Power: Increasing Understanding of Base-Building Methods (Community Power) initiative will support research projects to build an understanding of the range of methods applied in innovative and effective community base-building that result in changes to community-level social, economic, and physical conditions that influence health and equity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking...