Past Grants

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
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
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
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
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
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
Western Regional Advocacy Project
San Francisco, CA
First community congress to promote affordable housing
$7,000.00
http://wraphome.org
2011 Spring
Community Organizing
Who Profits Research Center
Ramat Hasharom, Israel, Israel
Who Profits Research Center will launch an enhanced version of its online database containing over 500 profiles of both Israeli and international companies commercially involved in the continuing Israeli control over Palestinian and Syrian land.
$7,500.00
https://whoprofits.org/
2017 Fall
Community Organizing
Wildfire Project
New York, New York, United States
National convening of front-line groups organizing around economic, social, and ecological justice
$10,000.00
http://www.wildfireproject.org
2014 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Will Work 4 Kids
Ringgold, GA
Youth-created jazz curriculum and monthly radio program
$5,710.00
http://work4kids.com
2008 Fall
Music
Williamsport Guardian, Inc.
Williamsport, PA
Training for WXPI Williamsport Community Radio volunteers
$3,616.00
http://www.williamsportguardian.com
2011 Spring
Community Organizing
WNC Workers Center/Latinas al Centro
Morganton, NC
Woman-centered organizing and leadership network
$10,000.00
http://workersunitedwnc.org
2010 Spring
Women Drummers International
San Leandro, CA
Oral histories of women master drummers
$5,000.00
http://womendrummers.org
2008 Spring
Music
Women in Transition-WIT
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Part-Time Fundraiser
$5,000.00
http://www.witky.org
2013 Fall
Community Organizing
Woodstock International
Woodstock, NY
social justice newspaper
$5,250.00
http://woodstockinternational.us
2010 Spring
Community Organizing
Worcester Green Low Income Housing Initiative
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
A community organizer will continue to link together energy efficiency programs and funding sources with the aging building stock of the extremely low-income. This will include advocacy efforts on energy programs, direct work helping housing partners, research, and publication of replicable results
$10,000.00
https://www.facebook.com/WorcesterGreen?skip_nax_wizard=true
2014 Spring
Community Organizing
Worcester Homeless Action Committee
Worcester, MA, US
A community organizer will push for the introduction of restorative justice practices into Massachusetts sentencing efforts.
$10,000.00
http://www.greaterworcesterhomeless.org
2012 Fall
Community Organizing
Workers Dignity Project/Dignidad Obrere
Nashville, TN
Leadership and tech training for immigrant workers
$9,000.00
http://tnimmigrant.org/workers-dignity
2011 Spring
Community Organizing

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