Upcoming Grants Related to Advocacy and Social Justice

 

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...


 

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute: Social Justice Fund

Deadline: Oct 15, 2018

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...


 

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures: Fund for the Arts

Deadline: Sep 6, 2018

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field. Latino artists and arts organizations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are at the forefront of social change and have made significant contributions to social justice efforts. The NALAC Fund for...


 

Presbyterian Mission Agency: Presbyterian Women Thank Offering Grants

Deadline: Sep 15, 2018

Presbyterian Women (PW) is an independent organization within the Presbyterian Church (USA) of more than 300,000 women. The programming and resource options for the organization offer a variety of ways for women to live out their faith in an inclusive, caring community. To qualify, a program must: Have a clearly defined purpose that meets basic...


 

Borealis Philanthropy

Deadline: Dec 1, 2018

The Immigration Litigation Fund (ILF) is a national fund whose goal is to ensure that the nation’s immigration enforcement system is fair, humane, and prioritizes the civil and human rights of those vulnerable to deportation. The Fund’s grantmaking prioritizes impact litigation efforts that are connected to, and coordinated with, immigrant communities and organizations. ILF supports...


 

Ploughshares Fund

Deadline: Aug 15, 2018

The Ploughshares Fund partners with the most promising efforts striving to reduce and eventually eliminate the extraordinary dangers that nuclear weapons pose to humanity. Grants are awarded to: Promote the elimination of nuclear weapons. Building a consensus among the world’s leaders creates a global norm against nuclear weapons and increases the momentum toward zero. Along...


 

BBVA Compass Foundation

Deadline: Sep 28, 2018

The BBVA Compass Foundation is the charitable arm of Compass Bank. It provides grants in the following areas: Community Development (including financial literacy): Create and sustain affordable housing Deliver alternative financial services and products to low- to moderate- income (LMI) communities through CDFIs Revitalize low- to moderate-income neighborhoods, facilitate job creation Deliver financial education and...