Upcoming Grants Related to Advocacy and Social Justice

 

ecoAmerica: American Climate Leadership Awards

Deadline: Oct 31, 2019

Communities, organizations, and individuals all across America are helping build the public and political support that is needed for climate solutions. Their work can serve as examples to learn from, and models that can be repeated and implemented to achieve scale are needed. The American Climate Leadership Awards 2020 (ACLA 2020) is a way to...


 

Retirement Research Foundation: Responsive Grants

Deadline: Feb 1, 2020

The Retirement Research Foundation is one of the first private foundations in the nation devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues. The Foundation’s Responsive Grants program supports projects that have a significant focus on older adults, ages 65 and over, in the following areas: Advocacy: Funding supports advocacy projects that have a regional or national...


 

Searle Freedom Trust

Deadline: Dec 4, 2019

The Searle Freedom Trust fosters research and education on public policy issues that affect individual freedom and economic liberty. The foundation seeks to develop solutions to the country’s most important and challenging domestic policy issues. Recognizing that good policymaking relies on the availability of high-quality research, the foundation invests primarily in scholarship that results in...


 

Isora Foundation

Deadline: Feb 21, 2020

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...


 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Voices for Economic Opportunity

Deadline: Nov 13, 2019

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has collaborated with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Raikes Foundation to issue Voices for Economic Opportunity through its Grand Challenges Program. The Voices for Economic Opportunity challenge seeks to elevate diverse voices that can help broaden the conversation about the issues inhibiting economic...


 

Sparkplug Foundation

Deadline: Oct 8, 2019

The Sparkplug Foundation is a family foundation that funds start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education, and community organizing. It 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,...


 

Borealis Philanthropy: Racial Equity in Journalism Fund

Deadline: Oct 30, 2019

The Racial Equity in Journalism (REJ) Fund is a donor collaborative based at Borealis Philanthropy and currently includes support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Democracy Fund, the Ford Foundation, the Google News Initiative, and the News Integrity Initiative at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York (CUNY). The...


 

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute: Social Justice Fund

Deadline: Oct 14, 2019

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...


 

Unorthodox Philanthropy

Deadline: Sep 30, 2019

Unorthodox Philanthropy (UP) is sponsored by the Lampert Byrd Foundation in San Francisco, and grew out of efforts to identify extraordinary ideas. It approaches funding differently. Most foundations direct funding to nonprofit organizations that rely on a continuous cycle of philanthropic dollars to remain viable and grow – despite the fact that such capital is...


 

The Impact Fund

Deadline: Oct 8, 2019

The Impact Fund makes recoverable 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...


 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Community Power – Increasing Understanding of Base-Building Methods

Deadline: Sep 24, 2019

The Community Power: Increasing Understanding of Base-Building Methods (Community Power) initiative will support research projects to build an understanding of the range of methods applied in innovative and effective community base-building that result in changes to community-level social, economic, and physical conditions that influence health and equity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking...


 

Herb Block Foundation: Defending Basic Freedoms

Deadline: Oct 3, 2019

The Defending Basic Freedoms grant program helps safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, to help eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination, and to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public. The Herb Block Foundation will also consider contemporary societal issues that may arise. Amount: Grants will range...


 

Albuquerque Involved

Deadline: Oct 4, 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...


 

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

Deadline: Oct 16, 2019

The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation supports grassroots activism and community organizing for social and environmental justice around the country. The Foundation defines organizing as collective action from the bottom up that challenges the status quo, demands changes in policy and practice, educates communities about root causes, and advocates and agitates for systemic and just solutions....


 

Kresge Foundation: Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Deadline: Sep 30, 2019

To provide greater pathways to social and economic mobility, the Kresge Foundation leverages lessons it has learned through its place-based opportunity ecosystems and NextGen efforts to work with key partners across sectors to address structural barriers and advance policy solutions. Through local, state, and national partners, the Foundation pinpoints policy, regulations, and practices that impede...