Upcoming Grants Related to Advocacy and Social Justice

 

Food and Farm Communications Fund

Deadline: Jun 15, 2016

The Food and Farm Communications Fund (FFCF) exists to strategically educate the public about sustainable agriculture and good food. Grants are awarded for communications projects that meet a set of specific goals and outcomes. Proposals are evaluated using the following overarching criteria: Projects that advance a specifically targeted innovative media/communications effort Projects that will assist...


 

Isora Foundation

Deadline: Apr 30, 2016

The Isora Foundation is committed to empowering individuals to improve conditions within their communities in the areas of health, education, economic development, and social justice. Its goal is to replace despair with hope. The Foundation is committed to funding communities that have been traditionally underserved and to help give them a voice. The Foundation values...


 

Fund for Shared Insight: Increasing Foundation Openness

Deadline: May 20, 2016

The Fund for Shared Insight is seeking nonprofit partners who are interested in increasing foundation openness in service of effectiveness among staffed foundations in the U.S. The motivation driving the Fund for Shared Insight’s interest in increasing foundation openness is effectiveness. It believes that if foundations are more open – which is defined as how...


 

State Farm: Youth Advisory Board Grant Program

Deadline: Apr 29, 2016

The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is made up of thirty 17-20 year-old students from across the United States and Canada. Since 2006, the Board has funded more than $28.6 million to unique, youth-led service learning projects. Service learning is a teaching approach integrating service to the community with classroom curriculum through a hands-on approach....


 

EmcArts and Kresge Foundation: Community Innovation Labs

Deadline: Apr 11, 2016

EmcArts, with support from the Kresge Foundation, is launching Community Innovation Labs in two new communities across the United States in 2016-2017. These Labs will offer the opportunity for local stakeholders in two communities to take on an urgent and specific social challenge by using artistic practices to explore local systems and advance innovative responses....


 

Sparkplug Foundation

Deadline: Apr 15, 2016

The Sparkplug Foundation is a family foundation that 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....


 

The Catholic Foundation

Deadline: Apr 15, 2016

The Catholic Foundation collaborates with religious organizations and supports programs that involve historic preservation, religious education, social justice, and social services programs. In 2016, the Foundation’s grants will be open to all types of programs and projects. Amount: Typically the Foundation awards “small grants” that range from $1,000-$7,000 each. In 2016, one “large grant” that...


 

Open Meadows Foundation

Deadline: Feb 15, 2016

The Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking to fund projects that promote gender, racial, and/or economic justice. Funded projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities. The Open Meadows Foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity...


 

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

Deadline: Apr 15, 2016

The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation supports organizations working to bring about progressive social change by furthering social and environmental justice and supporting sustainable and just-food systems. Organizations must be grassroots and constituent-led. The Foundation defines organizing as collective action that challenges the status quo, demands changes in policy and practice, educates communities about root causes,...


 

Unitarian Universalist Funding Program: Fund for a Just Society

Deadline: Mar 15, 2016

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 addressing issues of social and economic justice. Grants are given to projects...


 

Presbyterian Mission Agency: Hunger Program Grants

Deadline: Apr 30, 2016

The Presbyterian Mission Agency is inviting Letters of Inquiry for projects that address the root and systemic causes of hunger in the United States. Applicants may address one or more of the following areas: Direct Food Relief: The proposed activities shall provide food relief to impoverished people in either acute or chronic conditions of hunger...


 

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

Deadline: Oct 15, 2015

The Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program offers general or project support to non-profit organizations throughout the United States. The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation believes that grassroots, constituent-led organizing is among the most effective means to create social change. It defines organizing as collective action from the bottom up that challenges the status quo, demands...


 

Impact Fund: Litigation Fund for Social Justice

Deadline: Aug 13, 2015

The Impact Fund awards grants to non-profit legal firms, private attorneys, and/or small law firms who seek to advance social justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and/or poverty law. It seeks to provide funding for public interest litigation that will potentially benefit a large number of people, lead to significant...