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A.J. Muste Memorial Institute: Social Justice Fund

Deadline: July 8, 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 from a diversity of sources to carry out their regular work, but need additional support to carryout a project or build capacity

The Fund is especially interested in funding efforts to:

  • Stop war and militarism
  • Abolish the death penalty
  • Support labor organizing
  • Defend immigrant rights
  • Oppose prison injustice
  • Expose the dangers of nuclear weapons and nuclear power

Proposals are considered for projects that:

  • End the violence of borders and the criminalization of immigrants
  • Abolish the death penalty, shut down the prison industrial complex, redefine criminal justice
  • Confront institutionalized repression against racial, ethnic, gender-based, and LGBTQ communities
  • Support progressive workers movements and the eradication of poverty
  • Dismantle the war machine, end state sponsored terrorism, expose the dangers of nuclear power

Amount: Grant ranges are not published.

Eligibility: Proposals are considered from:

  • Groups with or without 501(c)3 status or a fiscal sponsor
  • Grassroots organizations with annual expenses of less than $500,000
  • Projects with expense budgets under $50,000
  • Groups with limited access to more mainstream funding sources
  • Groups which have not received Social Justice Fund grants from the Foundation in at least two years

Link: https://ajmuste.org/sjf-grant-guidelines

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