Past Grants

SF World Music Festival
San Francisco, CA, USA
To launch THE XI PEI KUN IMMIGRANT MASTERS INITIATIVE, which will provide under-employed Bay Area immigrant music masters with the professional development services and job opportunities to help them survive and grow a thriving music career in America.
$10,000.00
http://www.sfworldmusic.org
2014 Fall
Community Organizing, Education, Music
Shaheed Mohammad
Salt River, South Africa
Documentation of history and struggle of South African Volkswagen plant workers
$5,000.00
2005 Fall
Community Organizing
Shalefield Justice Spring Break
Benton, Pennsylvania, United States
Shalefield Justice Spring Break will bring together college students, people from the front lines of Environmental Justice struggles, and Environmental Justice organizers for a week of education and movement building.
$7,500.00
http://www.shalefieldjusticespringbreak.org
2014 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Shoruq Organization
Berkeley, California, Palestine
Shoruq Organization will to bring a group of 18 young "debka" dancers and a girls' hip-hop group to tour the US in 2017 to educate people in the U.S., connect Palestinian refugees with U.S. social justice activists, build leadership skills, and raise funds for Shoruq.
$10,000.00
http://www.shorouq.org/en/
2016 Spring
Community Organizing, Education, Music
ShoutHouse
New York, NY, United States
CityScapes, a recording and live performance project that brings together musicians and dancers from hip-hop, jazz, and classical communities to reflect on New York City, past and present, in a fully integrated style of expression.
$7,350.00
http://www.shouthousemusic.com
2017 Spring
Music
Social Justice Learning Institute
Inglewood, California, United States
Building Urban Scholars: Training Youth to Be Health Advocates and Critical Teachers
$7,500.00
http://www.sjli-cp.org
2012 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Building and launching a citizens' organization for energy democracy in Knoxville, Tennessee
$9,900.00
https://sparkplugfoundation.org/http//www.seeedknox%2Corg
2015 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Sophia's Circle
Las Cruces, NM
Conference to link women's coops along the U.S.-Mexican border
$2,000.00
2009 Fall
Community Organizing
SOUL
Oakland, CA
Multi-lingual multi-racial training program for organizers in low-income communities of color
$8,000.00
http://schoolofunityandliberation.org
2009 Fall
Community Organizing
Soulardarity
Detroit, Michigan, USA
This grant will fund leadership and membership development and co-op education for a self-sustaining cooperative pursuing community-owned solar streetlights and collaborative solutions to energy poverty in Highland Park, MI - a small city inside of Detroit.
$10,000.00
http://www.soulardarity.com
2014 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
South Carolina Progressive Network Education Fund
Columbia, SC
"Missing Voter" project
$5,000.00
http://scpronet.com
2008 Spring
Community Organizing
South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice
Miami, FL
participation in national survey of domestic workers to build capacity for a women’s worker cooperative
$10,000.00
http://www.sfiwj.org
2010 Fall
Community Organizing
Southeast Regional Economic Justice Network
Durham, NC
research on guest worker programs and black labor exclusion in the South
$10,000.00
http://rejn.org
2010 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
Southern Arizona BDS Network
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Exposing the design and policy framework of the trilateral (US-Israel-Mexico) homeland security complex on the US-Mexico border, named Global Advantage, along with its military-corporate leaders,.
$4,700.00
http://www.southernarizonabds.org/
2016 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Southern Border Communities Coalition Arizona chapter
Tucson, AZ, USA
Startup general support to build the voice and power of diverse communities on the Arizona-Sonora border.
$10,000.00
2012 Spring
Community Organizing
Southern Maine Workers' Center
Portland, Maine, United States
The Southern Maine Workers’ Center is a membership-led organization committed to creating a grassroots, people-powered movement that improves the lives, working conditions, and terms of employment for working and poor people in Maine through a combination of education, organizing and advocacy.
$10,000.00
http://www.maineworkers.org/
2014 Spring
Community Organizing
Southside Worker Center
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Equipping undocumented workers to found a wage theft and barrio defense clinic to recover back-wages, stop deportations and grow our base of migrant workers and organizers in Tucson, Arizona.
$9,000.00
http://www.southsideworkercenter.org/
2016 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Stand Up Louisville
Louisville, KY, United States
The Healing Team of Black Lives Matter Louisville will be able to provide accessible holistic, creative and healing practices that support our overall community well being.
$10,000.00
http://blackliveslouisville.org/
2017 Fall
Community Organizing, Education, Music
Starlite Project/Sasha Wortsel
New York, NY
Film project
$5,000.00
2011 Year End
Stonewall Youth
Olympia, WA
Speakers bureau for LGBT youth
$10,000.00
http://stonewallyouth.org
2007 Fall
Community Organizing
Stonewall Youth
Olympia, Washington, United States
We will build and share a sustainable model of youth organizing: the youth-led Stonewall Organizing School will provide the training, resources and support necessary for youth to maximize their leadership within Stonewall Youth and be effective life-long activists and community organizers.
$8,500.00
http://stonewallyouth.org/
2014 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Stop Solitary CT
Windsor, CT, United States
Stop Solitary CT is creating an organizer training program for those directly impacted by solitary confinement and a survivors' storytelling project to end the silence around the use of solitary.
$13,000.00
https://www.stopsolitaryct.org/
2018 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Stop US Arms to Mexico
San Francisco, CA, United States
A skills training day in southern Arizona to stop US arms to Mexico in March-April 2020, will bring together activists, researchers, Mexican and US human rights defenders, victims, and peace groups, as part of a weekend of workshops on border imperialism with School of Americas Watch.
$10,000.00
http://www.stopusarmstomexico.org
2019 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Stories of Our City
Eagle, ID
educational radio program based on stories from around the world
$2,000.00
http://storiesofourcity.org
2010 Fall
Education, Community Organizing
Street Vendor Alliance of North America
New York, NY, USA
To unify organizing efforts among street vendors, building more local power to win social and economic justice for street vendors, their families and communities.
$10,000.00
2013 Spring
Community Organizing
Street Vendor Organizing Project
New York, NY
General support for to advance economic justice and civil rights for 10,000 people selling their wares on New York City streets
$2,500.00
http://streetvendor.org
2004 Spring
Community Organizing
Streetwise and Safe (SAS)
New York, NY
Organizing of homeless LGBTQQ youth
$10,000.00
http://www.streetwiseandsafe.org
2011 Spring
Community Organizing
Striving Together Equals Progress/S.T.E.P.
Newark, NJ
financial literacy project
$10,340.00
http://steptothefuture.org
2010 Spring
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
Student Farmworker Alliance
Immokalee, FL
Support for new campaign to challenge branding and marketing practices of Taco Bell
$5,000.00
http://sfalliance.org
2004 Fall
Community Organizing
Student Global AIDS Campaign
Herndon, Virginia, United States
Organizing students and youth living with HIV to fight AIDS with political advocacy and direct action
$10,000.00
http://www.studentglobalaidscampaign.org/
2013 Spring
Community Organizing
Student Leader Advocates of Music-SLAM
LOS ANGELES, California, USA
Curriculum and instrumental support to college student teachers in after school music programs
$4,000.00
http://www.slamprogram.org
2013 Spring
Community Organizing, Education, Music
Survivors, Inc.
Chestnut Hill, MA
Outreach and capacity-building project for welfare-rights organization
$5,000.00
http://survivorsinc.org
2009 Fall
Community Organizing
Sustainable Nations Development
Trinidad, CA
Native American community training workshops on sustainable energy technology
$5,000.00
http://sustainablenations.org
2006 Spring
Community Organizing
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 Awood Center
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Funds from this grant will support organizing as we expand our community outreach and overall operations in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
$13,200.00
http://www.awoodcenter.org/
2019 Fall
Community Organizing
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 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
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, West Bank, Palestine
General support
$10,000.00
http://thefreedomtheatre.org
2011 Spring
Education, Community Organizing

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