Upcoming Grants Related to Advocacy and Social Justice

 

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...


 

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples: General Support Grants

Deadline: Dec 4, 2017

The mission of the Seventh Generation Fund is to promote Indigenous Peoples’ self-determination and the sovereignty of Native nations. The Foundation recognizes the critical need at the Native grassroots community level for access to resources, technical assistance, and training to address an overall need for healthy and sustainable environments. Its work is based on traditional...


 

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)...