Upcoming Grants Related to Advocacy and Social Justice

 

New Mexico Health Equity Partnerships: Boys and Men of Color Capacity Building Resource Pool

Deadline: Feb 16, 2018

The New Mexico Health Equity Partnership (HEP), an initiative at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, works with a network of partners and allies to build movement to ensure every New Mexican can lead a healthy life, live in neighborhoods where children and families thrive, and have a say in the decisions that impact their communities...


 

New Media Ventures: Innovation Fund

Deadline: Feb 2, 2018

New Media Ventures (NMV) is a seed fund and national network of angel investors supporting media and tech startups that disrupt politics and catalyze progressive change. Its mission is to find, support, and finance organizations that are telling new stories, building advocacy movements, and catalyzing civic engagement. Through its Innovation Fund, NMV will support startups...


 

Sparkplug Foundation

Deadline: Apr 10, 2018

The Sparkplug Foundation funds start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education, and community organizing. The Foundation 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, Sparkplug funds projects in...


 

Unitarian Universalist Funding Program: Fund for a Just Society

Deadline: Mar 15, 2018

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...


 

Arca Foundation

Deadline: Feb 1, 2018

The Arca Foundation supports educational and charitable activities that put people on the front lines of social change in pursuit of economic and racial justice, an inclusive democracy, peace and security, human rights, and a clean environment. It supports strategic initiatives that work to engage diverse, impacted communities in organization that puts people on the...


 

Peace Development Fund: Community Organizing Grants

Deadline: Jan 12, 2018

The Peace Development Fund (PDF) makes grants to community based organizations working for social justice. PDF 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 19, 2018

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 9, 2018

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, anti-poverty, and environmental justice cases that will affect a marginalized group....


 

National Endowment for Democracy

Deadline: Dec 22, 2017

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...


 

National Endowment for Democracy

Deadline: Dec 22, 2017

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...


 

Russell Sage Foundation: Social Inequality Research

Deadline: Nov 30, 2017

The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on Social Inequality supports innovative research on whether rising economic inequality has affected social, political, and economic institutions, and the extent to which increased inequality has affected equality of opportunity, social mobility, and the intergenerational transmission of advantage. The Foundation seeks investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden the understanding of...


 

Fund for Shared Insight: Listen for Good

Deadline: Oct 13, 2017

Listen for Good (L4G) is a grant initiative that is dedicated to building the practice of listening to the people it seeks to help. L4G is structured as a multi-sector partnership between Fund for Shared Insight; SurveyMonkey, a private company with a scaled survey platform; co-funders; and U.S.-based nonprofit organizations. L4G is focused on applying...


 

Native Americans in Philanthropy: #GenIndigenous Response Fund

Deadline: Oct 20, 2017

Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) acts as a connector between grantmakers and Native organizations and communities. The #GenIndigenous Response Fund will provide responsive funding to support youth organizing and activism that requires immediate action. This new Response Fund will bridge funders and organizers to support youth organizing and a collective commitment to systemic change and...


 

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations: Interfaith Leadership and Religious Literacy

Deadline: Oct 15, 2017

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations are interested in supporting programs that prepare leaders to foster mutual respect for religious beliefs and traditions and that address the ways in which a multi-faith society appreciates inquiry and magnifies the need for civil discourse. Investments support organizations that seek to educate leaders in higher education, corporate leadership, journalism,...


 

GriffinHarte Foundation

Deadline: Dec 31, 2017

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...