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

Deadline: October 15, 2018

The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation supports organizations working to bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems. The Foundation’s interests are in furthering social justice, protecting the environment, and supporting sustainable food systems. It is committed to supporting non-violent, thoughtful, and strategic approaches that are utilizing grassroots organizing strategies to work for social change.

Priority strategies include:

  • Community and ally outreach
  • Leadership development
  • Constituent empowerment and decision-making
  • Popular education
  • Root cause analysis
  • Power analysis
  • Campaign development
  • Mobilizing constituents and allies
  • Coalition building
  • Direct action

Amount: Grants of up to $25,000 each will be made.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 status, or those that have a fiscal agent with this status. Organizational budget must be under $500,000.

Link: https://benandjerrysfoundation.org/the-grassroots-organizing-for-social-change-program/

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