Past Grants

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
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
Workers' Center of Central New York
Syracuse, NY , USA
The WCCNY will galvanize the New York Dairy Worker Campaign, a public education effort, by convening three regional meetings of farmworkers, with trainers in organizing and campaign development, to help workers define their goals, hone base building strategies, and engage in leadership development.
$15,000.00
http://workerscentercny.org/
2015 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Workers' Dignity Project
Nashville, TN, United States
The Sparkplug Foundation grant will fund a short-term salary to train Nashville-area housekeeping workers in organizing worksite committees, developing demands, and developing strategy to improve wages and conditions through the Construction-to-Cleaning campaign.
$10,000.00
http://www.workersdignity.org
2016 Spring
Community Organizing
Write for Your Freedom/Youth Movement Records
Oakland, CA
Youth-led workshops on literacy and building skills for incarcerated and non-incarcerated youth
$4,425.00
http://youthmovementrecords.org
2006 Spring
Education
Writer Warriors
Chicago, IL
Veterans Empowerment Communities program
$7,420.00
http://ivaw.org/warrior-writers-chicago-war
2010 Fall
Community Organizing
Writers in Baltimore Schools Theatre Club
Baltimore, MD
Playwriting project for middle-school students
$3,079.00
http://writersinbaltimoreschools.org
2010 Spring
Education
Young Singers of Orange County
Newport Beach, CA
Institutional needs for choir
$3,635.00
http://youngsingersoc.org
2010 Spring
Music
Young Women's Empowerment Project
Chicago, IL, United States
This is for our grassroots organizing campaign Street Youth Rise Up
$10,000.00
http://www.youarepriceless.org
2012 Spring
Community Organizing
Youth Council for Positive Development
St. Louis, MO
project on anger management
$3,000.00
http://positiveyouthdev.com/
2010 Fall
Community Organizing
Youth Resistance Project
Minneapolis, MN
Youth-led military counter-recruitment program in Minnesota
$9,450.00
2008 Fall
Community Organizing
Youth Rise Texas
Austin, TX, USA
Youth Rise Texas is developing the leadership and organizing capacity of youth directly affected by parental incarceration and deportation. Youth Rise uses popular education, mentorship, organizing, and creative cultural production to challenge mass incarceration and immigrant criminalization.
$10,000.00
http://www.youthrisetx.org
2015 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Zochrot
Tel Aviv, Israel/ Palestine, Israel
To promote a movement of Israelis supporting the implementation of the return which will support the movement of young Palestinians, who are raising the issue of the right and implementation of return, and change Israeli perception about the conflict.
$10,000.00
http://www.zochrot.org
2018 Fall
Community Organizing
Zochrot
Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel
Training Israeli teachers to use Zochrot materials about the Nakba
$7,837.00
http://zochrot.org/en
2008 Fall
Community Organizing

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