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A.J. Muste Memorial Institute: Social Justice Fund

Deadline: June 9, 2018

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 an adversity of sources to carry out their regular work, but need additional support to carryout a project or build capacity

Proposals are considered for:

  • New projects or campaigns, or efforts to expand existing work
  • Ongoing projects or campaigns
  • Capacity building, leadership development, and resource sustainability
  • Projects with expense budgets under $50,000
  • Projects which are local, regional, national, or global in scope

Amount: Annual giving is $284,191; individual grant ranges are not published.

Eligibility: Proposals are considered from:

  • Groups with or without 501(c)3 status or a fiscal sponsor
  • Groups that may be unincorporated or incorporated
  • Grassroots organizations with annual expenses of less than $500,000
  • Groups located anywhere in the world
  • 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/programs#sjf

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