Grants, 2018 Spring

BAY-Peace
Oakland, CA, United States
Drop the MIC is a youth-led educational campaign and Theater Production highlighting the ways that Oakland youth are experiencing militarization while still building resilience to heal from and take action against it.
$10,000.00
http://www.baypeace.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
BronxPOWER
Bronx, NY, United States
Work to support a lawsuit against the department of education for unjustly closing schools in black/brown communities, impacting some of the most vulnerable students in NYC.
$15,000.00
https://bronxpower.org/
2018 Spring
Community Organizing
City Roots Community Land Trust
Rochester, New York, USA
City Roots Community Land Trust (CRCLT) stewards the permanent affordability of property and facilitates its best use as determined by community residents. A primary focus of our organization is securing permanently affordable homeownership and rental opportunities within our city.
$10,000.00
https://www.cityrootsclt.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing
Crossing Borders Music
Chicago, IL, United States
Renowned sitarist Gaurav Mazumdar, a student of Ravi Shankar, joins Crossing Borders Music to record "Crossing Cultures: India and the West" for sitar, violin, cello, and tabla. The music depicts different stages and emotions associated with collaborating with people from different backgrounds.
$5,000.00
http://crossingbordersmusic.org
2018 Spring
Music
Dave Meder
New York, NY, USA
A debut album that seeks to synthesize new American music from classical, jazz and folk traditions.
$6,530.00
http://www.davemeder.com
2018 Spring
Music
Families for Freedom
New York, NY, United States
Update our public education materials for Families for Freedom members and directly affected community members who are at risk of detention and deportation.
$15,000.00
http://familiesforfreedom.org/
2018 Spring
Community Organizing
Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative
New Orleans, LA, United States
JPNSI is building a housing justice movement focused on increasing legal rights for tenants, increasing access to permanently affordable housing, and strengthening the security of tenure for renters in our city.
$7,800.00
http://www.jpnsi.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Legal Defense for Palestine
Tel Aviv, israel, Israel
Retainer to a legal office to act as movement lawyers for a collection of Palestinian villages in the occupied West Bank struggling against the Israeli occupation.
$5,000.00
http://legaldefenseforpalestine.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing
Lower Brule Research
Lower Brule, SD, United States
This pilot project supports kids, parents, and community members on a rural Native American reservation in South Dakota as they use their skills and abilities to rethink, reclaim, and rebuild their educational system.
$10,000.00
http://lowerbruleresearch.org
2018 Spring
Education
Milwaukee Water Commons
Milwaukee, WI , USA
This grant will support the Milwaukee Community Water Assembly, a community engagement program being incubated by MWC to bring community stakeholders together to build community participation and commitment on water issues affecting Milwaukee’s low-income communities and communities of color.
$12,000.00
http://www.milwaukeewatercommons.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Kansas City, MO, USA
We seek to educate Missourians about the ramifications of serving on a capital jury, by strategically targeting regions in which potential jurors are disproportionately likely to face death penalty cases, and to empower all communities to access their constitutional right to serve on a jury.
$5,000.00
http://www.madpmo.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Ohio Community Rights Network
Broadview Heights, Ohio, USA
Our Organizing Workshops are part of our Growing Roots & Rights for Just Communities Project to advance democratic and environmental rights across the state. The Workshops will empower residents, providing them with organizing skills and tools to create the just communities they envision.
$7,000.00
http://ohcommunityrights.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing
PANIC-Prison Abolitionists of Nassau Inciting Change
Wantagh, New York, United States
Mobilize communities harmed by the criminal justice system, build political power through civil participation, while demanding the inclusion of formerly incarcerated persons within local power-making structures, and the removal of the “exception clause” permitting slavery as punishment for a crime.
$12,000.00
https://www.facebook.com/516PANIC/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
2018 Spring
Community Organizing
People's Alliance for Transportation Housing and Employment
Nashville, TN, USA
Will fund the People’s Alliance for Transit, Housing, and Employment (PATHE) to build the power of low-income tenants, workers, and public transit riders to win affordable housing, good jobs, and equitable transit.
$12,000.00
http://pathenashville.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing
Pioneer Valley Workers Center
Northampton, MA, US
PVWC’s Pa’Lante los Derechos de Inmigrantes (PDI) program will build community capacity to organize for immigrant rights, by training 30+ new organizers to challenge unjust immigration law and launching popular education immigration legal clinics to teach one’s rights for their individual case.
$15,000.00
https://pvworkerscenter.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing
Puentes New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana , United States
On behalf of board and staff at Puentes New Orleans, we are requesting a $10,000 grant to support the launch and development of a new grassroots, multi-racial immigrant youth coalition.
$10,000.00
https://www.puentesneworleans.org/
2018 Spring
Community Organizing
Rockaway Youth Task Force
Far Rcokaway, NY, United States
RYTF seeks to engage its 480+ membership and its citizens journalism project, the Rockaway Advocate, to educate its community on the negative implications for youth of color of proposed gun safety reform measures, as well as advocate for the community-driven Supportive Schools Act.
$10,000.00
https://rytf.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing
Southeast Seattle Education Coalition
Seattle, Washington, USA
Funding supports the education, engagement and empowerment of voices from underrepresented communities to advocate for systemic changes that promote educational equity and justice that close the achievement and opportunity gaps for children of color in SE Seattle schools.
$10,000.00
http://www.sesecwa.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
The Picture the Homeless Oral History Project
New York City, NY, United States
The Picture the Homeless Oral History project documents the origins, organizing and leadership of the only homeless led group in NYC through the analysis of long time leaders, staff and Board, using oral history interviews, analysis and preservation of archival material.
$10,000.00
http://www.picturethehomelessoralhistoryproject.com
2018 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
The Southern Organizer Academy
New Orleans, LA, United States
A leadership development and capacity building organization, The Southern Organizing Academy hosts a three month organizing intensive incorporating eight units of community organizing and healing justice competencies in the City of New Orleans.
$1,500.00
https://www.southernorganizers.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
VOX PRESS
Oxford, MS, UsA
On the Road to Parchman: an Evening of Mississippi Prison Art and Writing, will showcase over 160 paintings from men, youth, women inmates, as well as a visual display of inmate hand writing.
$4,805.00
http://voxpres.org
2018 Spring
Education