Past Grants

Syracuse Alliance for a New Economy
Syracuse, NY
Civic leadership institute
$6,616.00
http://facebook.com/.../Syracuse-Alliance-for-a-New-Economy
2008 Spring
Community Organizing
Teachers Unite
Brooklyn, NY
"Sunday Teacher Motivator Meetings" to build a community of progressive teachers and social justice resources
$5,000.00
http://teachersunite.net
2006 Spring
Community Organizing
Teaching Matters, Inc.
New York, NY
Digital documentaries in Bronx public schools
$4,000.00
http://teachingmatters.org
2003 Winter
Education
Tenants & Workers United
Alexandria, VA
Infrastructure for youth organizing derived from immigration rights movement
$5,000.00
http://tenantsandworkers.org
2006 Spring
Community Organizing
Tenants and Neighbors
New York, NY
Immigrant tenant empowerment project
$5,000.00
http://tandn.org/
2008 Spring
Community Organizing
Tennessee Alliance for Progress
Nashville, TN
Mobilizing faith communities on social justice issues
$10,000.00
http://taptn.org
2007 Fall
Community Organizing
Texas Majority/Minority Voting in America
Austin, TX
To package and use short video to register Latino and African American voters
$3,000.00
http://votinginamerica.org
2004 Spring
Community Organizing
The Art of the Early Keyboard-ARTEK
New York, New York, United States
ARTEK will present multi-media, semi-staged performances based on the life and poetry of the celebrated Italian Renaissance poet, Torquato Tasso: Melancholia/Follia.
$10,000.00
http://www.artekearlymusic.org
2015 Spring
Music
The Beehive Collective
Machias, Maine, United States
Movement building conference for artists doing social justice work
$4,000.00
http://www.gabfestry.org
2013 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
The Factory
Haifa, Israel
establish a Palestinian orchestra in Israel
$10,000.00
http://www.rhiz.eu/institution-9015-en.html
2010 Fall
Music
The Factory
Haifa, Israel
Star-up for conservatory for Arab traditional music
$10,000.00
http://rhiz.eu/institution-9015-en.html
2008 Spring
Music
The Freedom Summer Teaching Fellowship
Boston, MA, United States
This amount will allow us to send two teachers to one of our four learning sites.
$5,000.00
http://www.freedomsummerteachingfellowship.org/
2016 Spring
Education
The Freedom Theatre
Jenin Refugee Camp, Occupied Palestine
A 9-day solidarity ride during which Palestinian actors and musicians will use Playback Theatre to perform the personal stories of community members throughout the West Bank.
$12,000.00
http://www.freedombus.ps
2012 Spring
Community Organizing
The Freedom Theatre
Jenin, Palestine
Launching the Filmmaking unit in Jenin Refugee Camp to creating lasting stories that will reflect the true perspectives of the people of Jenin and hidden aspects of the wider Palestinian story.
$10,000.00
http://thefreedomtheatre.org
2013 Spring
Education
The Freedom Theatre
Jenin, West Bank, Palestine
Music and voice training for children
$10,000.00
http://thefreedomtheatre.org
2007 Fall
Music
The Freedom Theatre
Jenin, West Bank, Palestine
General support
$10,000.00
http://thefreedomtheatre.org
2011 Spring
Education, Community Organizing
The Grapevine Families Community Resource Center
Antrim, NH
Capacity-building for grassroots community organization
$5,000.00
http://antrimnh.org/pages/antrimnh_about/thegrapevine
2009 Fall
Community Organizing
The Jack Pine Community Center
Minneapolis, MN
Launch of alternative media and information "infoshop" and free community space for radical activism
$5,000.00
2005 Fall
Community Organizing
The Justice Committee
New York, NY
Grassroots organizing against police violence and systemic racism in NYC
$6,000.00
http://thejusticecommittee.org
2007 Fall
Community Organizing
The LaStraw Inc.
High Point, North Carolina, Guilford
The funds requested will be used to implement the Community Mobilization Training in an extremely high poverty area of Guilford County establishing a baseline of HIV/AIDS knowledge, providing the community, state, regional and national perspective to ensure participants are able to recognized similarly situated organizations and their comfort level in initiate linkages to similarly situated organizations.
$3,999.00
http://www.thelastraw.org
2012 Spring
Community Organizing
The Nazareth Project
Lancaster, PA
Production of Arabic language book and DVD on early childhood issues to be used in Nazareth, Israel
$5,000.00
http://nazarethproject.org
2007 Fall
Education
The New Jim Crow Initiative
White Plains, NY, US
The NJCI is a community education project that will organize a critical mass around the disproportionate incarceration of Blacks and Latinos, and the subsequent lifetime adverse effects of that incarceration. The purpose of the project is to spark a movement to end mass incarceration.
$2,800.00
2014 Spring
Education
The Parole Preparation Project
New York, NY, USA
The Parole Preparation Project seeks to address the crisis of mass incarceration by collaborating with and advocating for the release of people serving life sentences in New York State (NYS) prisons.
$10,000.00
http://www.paroleprepny.org
2016 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
The Persist Health Project
Brooklyn, NY, USA
This grant will fund Persist Health Project's leadership and membership development, as well as political education workshops, for people with experience in the New York City sex trades. These efforts will focus on health & human rights issues for people in the sex trades.
$15,000.00
http://persisthealthproject.org
2015 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
The Philadelphia Workers Association
Philadelphia, PA, USA
To hire a full-time, experienced organizer to bring together a group of day laborers in North Philadelphia to challenge the recent increase in police interference at their job-seeking site and build a worker-led community organization.
$10,000.00
https://www.facebook.com/groups/433120303469144/
2014 Spring
Community Organizing
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
The Sustainabe Port Chester Alliance
Port Chester, New York, USA
The Alliance is launching a comprehensive, grassroots campaign for voting rights and electoral reform to change the antiquated, discriminatory voting system in Port Chester, and thus challenge the political and economic power structure in the village.
$7,500.00
http://portchesteralliance.org
2017 Fall
Community Organizing
The Treehouse Musicians
Syracuse, NY
interactive chamber music program
$6,000.00
2010 Fall
Music
The Working World, Inc.
New York, NY
develop worker-run cooperatives
$8,800.00
http://theworkingworld.net
2010 Spring
Community Organizing
Thelma Clarke Organization for Youth Advancement
Detroit, MI
Development of an education resource center
$4,600.00
http://mytcoya.org
2009 Fall
Education, Community Organizing
Thomaston Education and Leadership Academy
Thomaston, AL
oral history project of Africana American community in Marengo County
$6,000.00
2010 Spring
Education, Community Organizing
Thrive Communities of Massachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Thrive will use funds to develop a 2 day restorative reentry training for CoSA program volunteers.and organize a leadership team among adults who have been incarcerated to advise Thrive's board, plan activities to engage the larger community, and work to change the stigma of incarceration.
$10,000.00
http://www.thrivecommunitiesma.org/
2015 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Tishreen Association
Taybeh, Israel
We are seeking start-up funding to establish a group of Arab Palestinian women activists in Taybeh, Israel, who will serve as grassroots organizers.
$10,000.00
2013 Fall
Community Organizing
Toomai String Quartet
Brooklyn, NY
Educational materials for interactive school performances
$2,000.00
http://toomaiquintet.com/
2009 Spring
Music
Transforming Lives
Cold Spring, NY, United States
A program created by three inmates at Eastern Prison to help other inmates get in rehabilitation and journal about it so that they have a record of their activities when they go before the parole board and then go for jobs. Currently rehab is not happening, for most, because of prison politics.
$6,000.00
http://www.transforminglivesforasafernewyork.com
2015 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
TransParent
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
TransParent will: work toward increasing the visibility of the Transgender Community by the development of 5 TransParent Chapters; provide support to the parents in order to help them move from a place of isolation to a place of advocacy in each of their communities; and implementation of Medical
$10,000.00
http://www.transparentstl.org/
2015 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
U.S. Palestinian Community Network-USPCN
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, United States
The U.S. Palestinian Community Network’s Youth Leadership Development Institute is a national educational hub focused on training the next generation of young activists in grassroots organizing principles and strategies to win justice for the Palestinian people.
$10,000.00
http://uspcn.org
2018 Fall
Community Organizing
U.S.-Palestine Youth Solidarity Network
San Francisco, CA
Cultural and political exchange between indigenous youth in the U.S. and Palestine
$7,500.00
2007 Fall
Community Organizing
Ugnayan Youth for Justice and Social Change
Jackson Heights, NY, USA
Providing leadership/community organizing training to low-income/working class youth of Philippine ancestry in NYC through our 6-week summer internship program and consistent weekly youth organizing and programming throughout the year.
$12,000.00
http://www.ugnayanyouth.org
2014 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Ukrainian Traditional Arts Collective
Brooklyn, NY
Recording of Ukrainian folksongs in Chernobyl region prior to 1986 disaster
$5,000.00
2011 Spring
Music
Undeterred
Arivaca, AZ, USA
Funds will transform Undeterred, a border justice documentary film, into an organizing resource, creating a website and toolkit for educating and organizing against border militarization and a screening/ speaking tour to connect community leaders featured in the film with organizers across the US.
$10,000.00
https://storiesandvisions.wordpress.com/
2017 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
UNIDOS
Tucson, AZ, USA
Access to Mexican-indigenous educational program services (MAS) banned by the State of Arizona and an accompanying organizer training to preserve and expand the curriculum, despite illegality.
$9,600.00
https://www.facebook.com/pages/UNIDOS/205203589501640
2014 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
United States Social Forum
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
A cross-movement delegation to the World Social Forum Free Palestine in Brazil to build joint struggle between US grassroots movements and the Palestinian grassroots movement.
$5,000.00
http://www.ussf2010.org/wsfpalestine
2012 Spring
Community Organizing
United Workers Association
Baltimore, MD
Low-wage worker-led radio project
$3,000.00
http://unitedworkers.org
2009 Fall
Community Organizing
Urban Peace Movement
Oakland, CA
grassroots youth organizing
$5,000.00
http://urbanpeacemovement.org
2010 Fall
Community Organizing
Urban Survivors' Union
Greensboro, NC, United States
With these requested funds we will host the first annual Urban Survivor's Union- Leadership Summit. We will highlight the importance of drug user unions and hold a training for people who work with drug users. This will be a one of a kind opportunity for North Carolina professionals and drug users.
$12,000.00
http://www.ncurbansurvivorsunion.org
2016 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Urban Tree Connection
Philadelphia, PA
Start-up of an urban community farm in North Philadelphia
$5,000.00
http://urbantreeconnection.org
2007 Fall
Community Organizing
VAMOS Unidos
New York, NY
Organizing street vendors around issues of economic justice, immigrant rights and police accountability
$10,000.00
http://vamosunidos.org/VAMOS_UNIDOS/Home.html
2007 Fall
Community Organizing
Veterans for Peace
St. Louis, MO
.educational outreach program.
$4,000.00
http://veteransforpeace.org
2010 Fall
Community Organizing

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