Past Grants

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.-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
Virginia Student Environmental Coalition
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
A weekend long convergence for education, communication, and strategic planning for the Fall of 2016.
$825.00
http://www.vsecoalition.org/
2016 Spring
Community Organizing
Visible Community
Lewiston, ME
Housing rights organizing
$5,000.00
http://visiblecommunity.org
2009 Spring
Community Organizing
Vision Project
North Salem, NY
Photojournalism in Education
$8,000.00
http://visionproject.org
2010 Year End
Education
Visualizing Impact
Toronto, ON, Canada
Visualizing Palestine seeks funds to apply data, technology, and design to strengthen human rights organizing in Palestine and Israel via a new Thematic Visualization program that focuses on rapid production and release around 3 themes: inequality, solidarity, and collective action.
$10,000.00
http://www.visualizingpalestine.org
2017 Spring
Community Organizing
Voces Ciudadanas Inc
Brooklyn, NY, Estados Unidos
The Defensorxs de Derechos Migrantes is a project that will contribute to build leadership within immigrant communities, will help connect immigrant families to resources and legal services and will create opportunities for organizing.
$15,000.00
http://www.vocesciudadanasinc.org
2017 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Voces Ciudadanas Inc
Brooklyn, NY, Estados Unidos
We seek support from the Sparkplug Foundation to intensify the efforts of our grassroots campaign to end school overcrowding in Sunset Park, Brooklyn by broadening local leadership support, increasing our resident base, and organizing an event to engage in dialogue and strategize on this issue.
$12,000.00
http://www.vocesciudadanasinc.org
2015 Fall
Community Organizing
Voice of the Earth
Windsor Mill, MD
Project anger management
$5,500.00
2010 Fall
Volunteers for Hancock Jail Residents
Blue Hill, ME
Initial survey to develop a post-release center
$5,000.00
http://jailvolunteers.org
2008 Fall
Community Organizing
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
War Resisters League
New York, NY
Creation of a manual for war resisters, their families, and civilian allies
$3,000.00
http://warresisters.org
2008 Fall
Community Organizing
Warehouse Workers for Justice
Chicago, IL, United States
The E-Commerce Strategy Center helps workers in online retail distribution centers build power to win good jobs, fair schedules, living wages and dignity at work.
$15,000.00
http://ww4j.org
2017 Fall
Community Organizing
Washington Community Action Network and Research Fund
Seattle, WA, USA
As part of our “Ending Mass Incarceration” project, we will organize with formerly incarcerated people and family members of those incarcerated to build support for passing an innovative, restorative parole system called a “Community Review Board.”
$15,000.00
http://washingtoncan.org
2016 Fall
Community Organizing
Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network
Burien, Washington (WA), United State
WA Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) will develop a web of organizations and communities in cities, small towns and rural areas around the state to train and prepare communities against Immigration and Customs Enforcement attacks and raids.
$15,000.00
http://waisn.org/
2017 Fall
Community Organizing
We Divest Campaign National Coordinating Committee
Oakland, CA, USA
The We Divest campaign is a coalition-based effort of six organizations demanding that financial services giant, TIAA-CREF, divests from all companies that profit from the Israeli Occupation.
$7,000.00
http://wedivest.org/
2012 Spring
Community Organizing
We Teach Science Foundation
Burlingame, CA
After-school free interactive online math tutoring/mentoring
$7,452.00
2009 Spring
Education
WeCount Inc.
Homestead, Florida, USA
To support community organizing against wage theft and county collaboration with ICE.
$5,000.00
http://we-count.org
2012 Spring
Community Organizing
WESPAC
White Plains, NY
general support
$2,000.00
http://wespac.org
2010 Year End
Community Organizing
WESPAC Foundation
White Plains, NY
Revitalize Middle East action group and organize progressive Jewish community of Westchester, NY
$5,000.00
http://wespac.org
2004 Fall
Community Organizing
West Philly Tool Library
Philadelphia, PA
Organizing of a tool lending library in low-income neighborhood
$5,000.00
http://westphillytools.org
2007 Fall
Westchester Coalition for Police Reform
White Plains, NY, United States of America
We would educate ourselves and others, and organize around, establishing independent civilian oversight review boards with subpoena power for Westchester's police departments, beginning in White Plains.
$10,000.00
https://policereformny.wordpress.com/
2016 Fall
Community Organizing, Education

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