Upcoming Grants Related to Advocacy and Social Justice

 

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...


 

Ben and Jerry’s Foundation: Grassroots Organizing for Social Change

Deadline: Oct 15, 2018

The Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program offers general or project support to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just food systems. While the goals are broad, the Foundation focuses on the types of activities and strategies an organization uses for creating social change rather than on the specific issues the organization...


 

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...


 

Sparkplug Foundation

Deadline: Nov 3, 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: Sep 17, 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...


 

Sociological Initiatives Foundation

Deadline: Aug 15, 2018

The Sociological Initiatives Foundation supports social change by linking research to social action. It funds research projects that investigate laws, policies, institutions, regulations, and normative practices that may limit equality in the United States. It gives priority to projects that seek to address racism, xenophobia, classism, gender bias, exploitation, or the violation of human rights...


 

Elton John AIDS Foundation: Addressing the Needs of Transgender People and Black Gay, Bisexual, Same Gender Loving Men

Deadline: Jun 30, 2018

The mission of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is to end the AIDS epidemic by ensuring everyone has the information and means to prevent infection and all people living with HIV have access to high-quality medical care and treatment. EJAF’s new initiative “Addressing the Needs of Transgender People and Black Gay, Bisexual, Same Gender...


 

Elton John AIDS Foundation

Deadline: Jun 30, 2018

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...


 

Eileen Fisher: Community Partnership Grant

Deadline: Jul 27, 2018

The Community Partnership Grant supports local nonprofits that specifically focus on the needs of their local communities and have a commitment to fostering community development. Proposed projects must align with one or more of the following core areas of funding: Environment Human Rights Women and Girls Diversity and Inclusion Amount: Grant of up to $2,500...


 

The Audacious Project

Deadline: Jun 10, 2018

The Audacious Project is a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale. Housed at TED, the project is a partnership between some of the most respected organizations in philanthropy and the public. The project is attempting to address a major frustration faced by the world’s change-makers. Without access...


 

Pillars Fund

Deadline: Jul 20, 2018

Pillars Fund invests in opportunities to elevate and amplify the leadership and talents of American Muslims in civil society. Through its funding programs, campaigns, and initiatives, it supports a vibrant and growing nonprofit sector, which has been under immense pressure to protect and defend against imminent threats to the lives and livelihoods of American Muslims....