Upcoming Grants Related to Advocacy and Social Justice

 

Yelp Foundation: Gives Local Program

Deadline: Aug 31, 2016

The Yelp Foundation was established in 2011 with one percent of company equity. Its mission is to support charitable organizations and activities addressing the needs of local communities, including access to information, education, local economic development, and freedom of expression, and to promote a culture of philanthropy among employees of Yelp Inc. Yelp Foundation Gives...


 

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Community Development and Economic Development Grants

Deadline: Nov 1, 2016

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is committed to supporting organizations led by low-income individuals as they work to break the cycle of poverty and improve their communities. CCHD has two grant programs that are currently accepting applications: 1. Community Development Grant Program: Community Development grants that support efforts that demonstrate a commitment to...


 

Jewish Helping Hands

Deadline: Sep 12, 2016

The work of Jewish Helping Hands (JHH) is rooted in the Jewish principle of tikkun olam, the concept that people are called upon to be God’s partners in repairing what is broken in our world. JHH launched its Tikkun Olam Grant program in 2012 to advance its goal of inspiring and supporting tzedakah, justice and...


 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program

Deadline: Sep 6, 2016

The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Grant Program seeks to develop and expand efforts at the community level to counter violent extremist recruitment and radicalization to violence. The Program provides funding for activities that enhance the resilience of communities being targeted by violent extremists, provide alternatives to individuals who have started down a road to violent...


 

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

Deadline: Oct 14, 2016

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...


 

Leadership Albuquerque: Project Awareness

Deadline: Aug 15, 2016

Project Awareness is an initiative of Leadership Albuquerque, an eight month program sponsored by the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce for 40 mid- to senior- level executives from the private, public, and voluntary sectors of the Albuquerque community. Project Awareness was developed to increase public awareness of the services offered by non-profit organizations. In partnership...


 

The Impact Fund: Legal Services Grants

Deadline: Jul 16, 2016

The Impact Fund awards grants to legal services nonprofits, private attorneys, and/or small law firms who seek to advance justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and/or poverty law. Most of the Fund’s grants are for one particular case, but occasionally it funds a series of cases bound by a common...


 

Unitarian Universalist Funding Program: Fund for a Just Society

Deadline: Sep 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...


 

Open Meadows Foundation

Deadline: Aug 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...


 

MacArthur Foundation: 100&Change

Deadline: Sep 2, 2016

Solving society’s biggest problems isn’t easy, but it can be done. 100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. 100&Change will select a bold proposal that promises real progress toward solving a critical problem of our time....


 

CHANEL Corporate Foundation: Women’s Empowerment

Deadline: Jun 3, 2016

Fondation CHANEL works toward improving the social and economic living conditions of women and young girls, regardless of their origins. Its vocation is to promote women’s access to economic resources and entrepreneurship, to education and training, to leadership and decision-making, to health and social protection, as well as sport and culture as important levers for...


 

Elton John AIDS Foundation

Deadline: Jul 1, 2016

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. The Foundation’s U.S. grantmaking program focuses on the following targeted areas: Gay men’s mobilization for health: grants support organizations working...


 

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...