Upcoming Grants Related to Advocacy and Social Justice

 

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

Deadline: Oct 16, 2019

The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation supports grassroots activism and community organizing for social and environmental justice around the country. The Foundation defines organizing as collective action from the bottom up that challenges the status quo, demands changes in policy and practice, educates communities about root causes, and advocates and agitates for systemic and just solutions....


 

Kresge Foundation: Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Deadline: Sep 30, 2019

To provide greater pathways to social and economic mobility, the Kresge Foundation leverages lessons it has learned through its place-based opportunity ecosystems and NextGen efforts to work with key partners across sectors to address structural barriers and advance policy solutions. Through local, state, and national partners, the Foundation pinpoints policy, regulations, and practices that impede...


 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program – Refugee and Asylee Assimilation Program

Deadline: Aug 13, 2019

The Refugee and Asylee Assimilation Program (RAAP) will provide individualized programming to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who entered the United States under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) or were granted asylum, to attain the skills and knowledge required for successful citizenship and to foster a sense of belonging and attachment to the United States....


 

Open Technology Fund: Internet Freedom Fund

Deadline: Sep 1, 2019

The Internet Freedom Fund supports projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and advancing inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and everyday people living within repressive environments who wish to speak...


 

BBVA Compass Foundation

Deadline: Sep 30, 2019

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 Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) Revitalize low- to moderate-income neighborhoods Facilitate job creation and...


 

Unitarian Universalist Funding Program: Fund for a Just Society

Deadline: Sep 15, 2019

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...


 

Borealis Philanthropy: Immigration Litigation Fund

Deadline: Sep 1, 2019

The Immigration Litigation Fund (ILF) is a national funder collaborative 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. ILF believes that litigation is an essential tool in achieving public policy and social change on immigration issues. The...


 

Presbyterian Mission Agency: Presbyterian Women Thank Offering Grants

Deadline: Sep 15, 2019

Presbyterian Women (PW) is an independent organization within the Presbyterian Church (USA) of more than 200,000 women. The Thank Offering has a long tradition with Presbyterian Women (PW). The Offering is a one-time grant that primarily funds smaller new/expanded projects and small capital improvement projects, such as agricultural development, child care, community organization, literacy, and...


 

WITH Foundation: Supported Decision-Making for Adults with Disabilities

Deadline: Sep 4, 2019

The WITH Foundation (WITH), the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD), and Ability Central are partnering in an effort to foster the development of additional resources, programmatic models, and/or advocacy related to Supported Decision-Making (SDM) for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Proposals should use...


 

NewMexicoWomen.Org: Adolescent Girls of Color

Deadline: Jul 26, 2019

NewMexicoWomen.Org (NMW.O) strives to advance opportunities for self-identified women and girls statewide so that they can lead self-sufficient, healthy, and empowered lives. NMW.O’s Adolescent Girls of Color grants aim to achieve the following objectives: Strengthen the gender justice movement and efforts in New Mexico by partnering primarily with organizations working with and/or serving adolescent girls...


 

Rising Tide Foundation: Empowering for Freedom

Deadline: Aug 12, 2019

The Rising Tide Foundation’s Empowering for Freedom initiative will support projects that show entrepreneurial approaches to social issues that advance the freedom of individuals and society. The theory of change is that freedom is the most important explanatory factor driving and shaping human wellbeing around the world. Freedom of individuals can be advanced by: Reducing...


 

Santa Fe Community Foundation: Envision Fund

Deadline: Aug 1, 2019

The Envision Fund has enriched the lives of New Mexico’s LGBTQ+ population by providing financial support to nonprofits addressing the most critical needs facing the community. The fund is staffed by a committee of volunteers who represent the diversity of New Mexico’s LGBTQ population. Committee members raise money for the fund and help make decisions...


 

Santa Fe Community Foundation: Fall Grants Round

Deadline: Aug 1, 2019

The Santa Fe Community Foundation’s Fall Funding Priorities will focus on Health and Wellbeing (formerly known as “Health and Human Services”), and on Cultural Vibrancy (formerly known as “Arts”). The Health and Wellbeing focus area includes work to improve the following outcomes: Homelessness Food security Safety Access to health care Healthy neighborhood living conditions Through...


 

Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation

Deadline: Aug 1, 2019

The Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation aims to improve the economic well-being and social conditions of disadvantaged persons and groups in the United States through the making of grants to organizations that undertake systemic litigation with the funds they receive. The Foundation awards grants for systemic type cases that will have an impact...


 

Life Comes From It

Deadline: Aug 12, 2019

Life Comes From It is a grantmaking circle that seeks to fund projects and collaborations from restorative justice, transformative justice, and indigenous peacemaking organizations. There are two grantmaking categories: 1. Individual projects. Examples include but are not limited to: Build an alternative approach to justice in the local community (e.g., create a community conflict transformation...