Upcoming Grants Related to Advocacy and Social Justice

 

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...


 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program – Refugee and Asylee Assimilation Program

Deadline: Aug 13, 2019

The Refugee and Asylee Assimilation Program (RAAP) will provide individualized programming to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who entered the United States under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) or were granted asylum, to attain the skills and knowledge required for successful citizenship and to foster a sense of belonging and attachment to the United States....


 

Open Technology Fund: Internet Freedom Fund

Deadline: Sep 1, 2019

The Internet Freedom Fund supports projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and advancing inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and everyday people living within repressive environments who wish to speak...


 

BBVA Compass Foundation

Deadline: Sep 30, 2019

The BBVA Compass Foundation is the charitable arm of Compass Bank. It provides grants in the following areas: Community Development (including financial literacy): Create and sustain affordable housing Deliver alternative financial services and products to low- to moderate- income (LMI) communities through Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) Revitalize low- to moderate-income neighborhoods Facilitate job creation and...


 

Unitarian Universalist Funding Program: Fund for a Just Society

Deadline: Sep 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...


 

Borealis Philanthropy: Immigration Litigation Fund

Deadline: Sep 1, 2019

The Immigration Litigation Fund (ILF) is a national funder collaborative whose goal is to ensure that the nation’s immigration enforcement system is fair, humane, and prioritizes the civil and human rights of those vulnerable to deportation. ILF believes that litigation is an essential tool in achieving public policy and social change on immigration issues. The...


 

Presbyterian Mission Agency: Presbyterian Women Thank Offering Grants

Deadline: Sep 15, 2019

Presbyterian Women (PW) is an independent organization within the Presbyterian Church (USA) of more than 200,000 women. The Thank Offering has a long tradition with Presbyterian Women (PW). The Offering is a one-time grant that primarily funds smaller new/expanded projects and small capital improvement projects, such as agricultural development, child care, community organization, literacy, and...


 

WITH Foundation: Supported Decision-Making for Adults with Disabilities

Deadline: Sep 4, 2019

The WITH Foundation (WITH), the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD), and Ability Central are partnering in an effort to foster the development of additional resources, programmatic models, and/or advocacy related to Supported Decision-Making (SDM) for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Proposals should use...