Upcoming Grants Related to Advocacy and Social Justice

 

Open Society Foundations: Advancing Sex Workers’ Health and Rights in the United States

Deadline: Jan 31, 2019

The Open Society Public Health Program invites concept notes from civil society organizations and coalitions to advocate for sex workers’ health and human rights in connection to litigation efforts to challenge the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA). Signed into law in April 2018, FOSTA-SESTA, as it’s...


 

Albuquerque Involved

Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Albuquerque Involved serves those who want to connect with their community but who struggle to find the time or place to start. It makes it easy for busy individuals and families to get involved in giving and service to nonprofits in the greater Albuquerque community. The hope is for members to find agencies that ignite...


 

Arca Foundation

Deadline: Feb 1, 2019

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 organization efforts that put people on the...


 

Unitarian Universalist Funding Program: Fund for a Just Society

Deadline: Mar 15, 2019

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...


 

U.S. Department of Justice: Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking

Deadline: Feb 7, 2019

Culturally Specific Services grants will support coordinated community responses to hold offenders accountable and serve victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Funds under this program must be used for one or more of the following purposes to support victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking crimes: Increase communities’...


 

Isora Foundation

Deadline: Feb 1, 2019

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. The Foundation seeks to support organizations or projects that: Support sustainable economic development and social change, often within grassroots and/or indigenous communities Attempt to change negative social, economic and cultural...


 

Arcus Foundation: United States LGBTQ Social Justice

Deadline: Jan 22, 2019

The Arcus Foundation Social Justice Program’s ultimate goal is to achieve dignity, safety, inclusion, and opportunity for LGBTQ people (i.e., people discriminated against based on actual or perceived Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity, also referred to as SOGI) in the U.S. and around the world, especially those most marginalized. While not specifically noted in “LGBTQ,”...


 

Righteous Persons Foundation

Deadline: Jan 16, 2019

The Righteous Persons Foundation is dedicated to supporting efforts that build a vibrant, just, and inclusive Jewish community in the United States. The Foundation is currently targeting national-level projects that: Foster Jewish arts, culture, and identity: To revitalize and illuminate Jewish identity today, the Foundation will invest in projects that make the old new –...


 

Latham Foundation for the Promotion of Humane Education

Deadline: Dec 28, 2018

The Latham Foundation for the Promotion of Humane Education was founded to teach kindness and respect for all living things. The Foundation’s view of respect means taking personal responsibility for making good decisions within one’s own community rather than advocating any one particular dietary, political, environmental, or religious view—and respecting others’ right to do the...


 

Peace Development Fund: Community Organizing Grants

Deadline: Dec 28, 2018

The Peace Development Fund (PDF) makes grants to community based organizations working for social justice. It 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 18, 2019

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 8, 2019

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, economic justice (anti-poverty), and environmental justice cases that will affect a...


 

GriffinHarte Foundation

Deadline: Dec 31, 2018

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...


 

National Endowment for Democracy

Deadline: Dec 21, 2018

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...


 

Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing: Learning and Exchange Fund

Deadline: Dec 14, 2018

Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) launched the Learning and Exchange Fund (LEF) in 2016 as a part of its Youth Community Organizing Resource Exchange (Youth CORE) – a larger FCYO initiative that has a principal goal of building a more powerful, interconnected youth organizing field in the United States. Other Youth CORE programs include...