Upcoming Grants Related to Advocacy and Social Justice

 

Herb Block Foundation: Defending Basic Freedoms

Deadline: Oct 5, 2017

The Herb Block Foundation is committed to defending the basic freedoms guaranteed all Americans, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice, and improving the conditions of the poor and underprivileged through the creation or support of charitable and educational programs with the same goals. The Defending Basic Freedom grant program helps safeguard the basic freedoms...


 

Tomberg Family Philanthropies

Deadline: Sep 15, 2017

The mission of the Tomberg Family Philanthropies is to support well run and effective programs that make a difference in the areas of poverty alleviation, the environment, health, and education. The focus is on supporting projects that help their recipients build capabilities themselves that will last far beyond the end of the specific project. The...


 

NoVo Foundation: Radical Hope Fund

Deadline: Oct 4, 2017

The NoVo Foundation’s mission is to foster transformation from a world of domination and exploitation to one of collaboration and partnership. One of the Foundation’s core values is Radical Hope, meaning that it remains deeply optimistic that it can contribute to systemic progress that addresses the root causes of injustice. The Foundation believes the social...


 

National Park Service: African American Civil Rights History Grants

Deadline: Sep 29, 2017

The African American Civil Rights Grant Program (Civil Rights Grants) documents, interprets, and preserves sites and stories 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...


 

Roddenberry Foundation: The Roddenberry Fellowship

Deadline: Aug 22, 2017

The Roddenberry Fellowship is a new 12-month program for activists from across the country who are working to protect the most vulnerable and to make the U.S. a more inclusive and equitable place to live. Fellows will receive financial and tailored support to help implement a project or initiative in one of four areas: Civil...


 

The Atlantic and Allstate: Renewal Awards

Deadline: Nov 17, 2017

The Atlantic and Allstate are issuing a nationwide call for nominations for the 2017 Renewal Awards, now in its third year, to recognize local organizations driving positive change in their communities and bringing progress to the country. The Renewal Awards seek to illuminate these creative solutions: the local organizations and individuals banding together to confront...


 

Rappaport Family Foundation: Extraordinary Times Request for Proposals

Deadline: Aug 4, 2017

The Rappaport Family Foundation believes that by empowering community college students to solve challenges and change policies that affect their lives, its grantees are shaping lifelong leaders who are transforming our communities and our nation. Over the last five years, the Rappaport Family Foundation has invested more than $1 million in 15 organizations that themselves...


 

Presbyterian Mission Agency: Presbyterian Women Thank Offering Grants

Deadline: Sep 15, 2017

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. PW grant programs fund projects that: Have a clearly defined purpose that meets...


 

Third Wave: Own Our Own Power Fund

Deadline: Jul 25, 2017

The Own Our Power Fund will make capacity building grants for projects that seek to increase the agency communities have over their organizations by supporting leadership, sustainability, and self-representation. Types of projects this fund will support are detailed below: Leadership – supporting communities most impacted to lead the work. Support will be provided for: 1)...


 

Santa Fe Community Foundation: Fall 2016 Cycle

Deadline: Aug 8, 2017

The Santa Fe Community Foundation helps donors plan and carry out their giving in Santa Fe and beyond. Through its seasonal grant cycles, the Foundation seeks to fund the broadest range of strong organizations in order to address unmet community need and inspire increased levels of funding from donors. The Foundation is devoted to building...


 

TruthBuzz: The Viral Fact-Checking Contest

Deadline: Jun 30, 2017

Fake news orbits the planet in an instant on social media. The global TruthBuzz challenge aims to invent new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience. A successful entry to TruthBuzz will refute or clarify a false or misleading report or statement in an engaging, entertaining way that convinces audiences of its...


 

Unitarian Universalist Funding Program: Fund for a Just Society

Deadline: Sep 15, 2017

The Unitarian Universalist Funding Program (UUFP) is a denominational grantmaking program of the Unitarian Universalist Association. The mission of the UUFP is to promote the influence of Unitarian Universalist principles through grantmaking. The Fund for a Just Society makes grants to nonprofit organizations (non-Unitarian Universalist groups) addressing issues of social and economic justice. Grants are...


 

Resist

Deadline: Jun 2, 2017

Resist believes in grassroots organizing, creativity, and power. Resist’s theory of social change is rooted in the belief that when communities most impacted by injustices come together, organize, address root causes, and take direct action powerful social change happens. Funding is provided to organizations that: Organize within communities for structural social and economic change Work...


 

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: Hunger Grants Program

Deadline: Jun 30, 2017

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) World Hunger-funded Domestic Hunger Grants Program supports ministries that offer hope and assistance to many thousands of people who experience poverty and hunger in the United States. These grants do more than just give food to people who are hungry – in addition to immediate relief programs, ELCA...


 

Elton John AIDS Foundation

Deadline: Jun 30, 2017

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) seeks to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS through innovative HIV prevention programs, eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, and support direct HIV-related care for people living with HIV/AIDS. EJAF funds organizations working toward one or more of the following goals: Wellness: Improving the health of people living with...