Grants, 2019 Spring

Arbeit Opera Theatre
Minneapolis, MINNESOTA (MN), United States
AOT presents a new production of Benjamin Britten’s Rape of Lucretia at the historic Southern Theater in Minneapolis. This production will serve as a social platform addressing sex trafficking, the #metoo movement, the physical/mental effects of shame, and the societal role of women through history.
$10,000.00
http://www.arbeitoperatheatre.com
2019 Spring
Education, Music
Arise for Social Justice
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Creating a youth led, adult supported organizing program in Springfield
$10,000.00
http://www.arisespringfield.org
2019 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Austin Community Law Center
Austin, TX, USA
The Austin Community Law Center seeks funding to start an organizer training program (our "Leadership Institute"), to train leaders from among our client community at Title I schools, who will advocate for systemic change at the city, county, and school district.
$15,000.00
http://www.austincommunitylawcenter.org
2019 Spring
Community Organizing
Black Love Resists in the Rust
Buffalo, NY, USA
Reduce impact of law enforcement on/in communities of color in Buffalo NY.
$15,000.00
http://blackloveresistsintherust.org
2019 Spring
Community Organizing
Communities United for Police Reform-CPR
New York , New York, United States
A grant would be used towards start-up costs of CPR’s new Alternatives & Budget area, to deepen and expand programmatic approaches to reduce public reliance on policing and challenge increasing public financing and legitimacy of expanding criminalization infrastructure.
$10,000.00
http://www.changethenypd.org
2019 Spring
Community Organizing
Connecticut Students for a Dream
Bridgeport, CT, United States
We are seeking funding for our Summer Program, “Youth Organizing in Action,” that seeks to create and foster leadership through raising critical consciousness and engaging youth in community organizing strategies in Harford, CT.
$15,000.00
https://www.ct4adream.org/
2019 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Empowerment Congress of Dona Ana County
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Empowerment Congress of Doña Ana County will expand its popular education informed, leadership development program and community organizing workshops with low-income, marginalized rural (colonia) and urban communities.
$10,000.00
http://www.empowernm.org
2019 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
La Casita Center
Louisville, KY, USA
Development of an outreach program and resource network to empower immigrants, asylum seekers, and TPS holders enrolled in Intensive Supervision Appearance Program (ISAP). Vulnerable individuals are regularly exploited due to their lack of resources and knowledge about the system and their rights.
$15,000.00
http://www.lacasitacenter.org
2019 Spring
Community Organizing
Lents Strong Housing Team
Portland, OR, United States
Housing Stabilization: During a housing and gentrification crisis, educating and organizing poor, working poor and working class renters and homeowners on how to advocate for local anti-displacement policies and practices, including a compassionate response to homelessness.
$10,000.00
https://www.greenlents.org/housingteam.html
2019 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Movimiento Cosecha
Boston, MA, United States
Cosecha’s “Drive Without Fear” campaigns are developing immigrant leaders through local legislative battles that are mobilizing the undocumented community nationwide. Cosecha circles in 5 states are fighting to win both licenses and no arrests for driving sans license on the state and county levels.
$16,000.00
http://manejandosinmiedo.com/home
2019 Spring
Community Organizing
NorCal Resist
SACRAMENTO, CA, US
The building of a community and impacted-person oriented and led solidarity network, to ensure that trans and queer asylum seekers have culturally competent homes, and access to legal, medical, educational, and emotional support and assistance.
$10,000.00
https://www.norcalresist.weebly.com
2019 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Palestine Action Committee of Texas-PACT
Dallas, TX, United States
To build a sustainable pro-Palestinian agenda in Texas, leveraging national resources to provide a series of comprehensive education workshops.
$15,000.00
2019 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
People Power Solar Cooperative
Oakland, CA, US
Organize members of the frontline East Oakland community -- disproportionately impacted by the harms of an extractive economy -- to build a community-owned and controlled solar project as a way to build wealth, political power, and resilience
$15,000.00
http://peoplepowersolar.org
2019 Spring
Community Organizing
Release Aging People in Prison-RAPP
New York, NY, US
With support from Sparkplug, we will expand our organizing and leadership development of formerly incarcerated elders and impacted communities across New York to achieve statewide advocacy initiatives that promote the release of aging people from prison across all categories of crime and sentence.
$15,000.00
http://rappcampaign.com/
2019 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Struggle for Miami's Affordable and Sustainable Housing
Miami, FL, United States
Creation of a Community Land Trust that will adequately address the needs of inner-city Miami residents affected by the symptoms of gentrification (slumlords, rising rents, lack of community control), and that is shaped, developed and implemented by those same residents.
$5,000.00
http://www.smash.miami/
2019 Spring
Community Organizing
The BlackOUT Collective
New York, NY, USA
The Training for Trainers will teach direct action practitioners how to coordinate and implement direct actions and prepare them to train fellow organizers in new tactics and liberatory theories, and lead processes to generate creative ways to collectively address anti-Blackness.
$15,000.00
http://www.blackoutcollective.org
2019 Spring
Community Organizing
Vocal Village Inc.
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Renaissance is a debut solo album featuring soprano, Tyenne Sillekens.
$10,035.00
http://vocalvillage.org
2019 Spring
Music
Welcome Back
Missoula, MT, USA
Sustain and grow a community organization providing peer mentoring to currently and previously incarcerated individuals, then training and empowering those individuals to advocate for improved re-entry conditions within the community, all building to a community-wide reintegration event in 05/20.
$10,390.00
https://www.facebook.com/welcomeback2missoula/
2019 Spring
Community Organizing