Past Grants

From the Ground Up Farms Inc.
Chico, CA, United States
Gardening and Nutrition Education Programs
$5,000.00
http://fromthegroundupfarms.org
2016 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Fuerza del Valle
San Juan, TX
Jumpstarting grassroots participation of fledgling workers' center
$10,000.00
http://lupergv.wordpress.com/category/economic-stability-and-jobs/fuerza-del-val...
2011 Spring
Community Organizing
Fuerza Laboral
Central Falls, RI
Immigrant community organizing for justice in the workplace
$5,000.00
http://fuerza-laboral.org
2006 Fall
Community Organizing
Fuerza Latina
Fort Collins, CO
Training of organizers for all-volunteer immigrant justice organization
$3,000.00
http://cjpe.org/Fuerza_Latina.html
2004 Spring
Community Organizing
FUREE
New York, NY
For FUREE Institute for Resistance and Equality (FIRE), training community members in political analysis and organizing skills
$2,000.00
http://furee.org
2004 Spring
Community Organizing
G-8 Inc.
San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
Líderes Jóvenes en Acción (LIJAC) is one of the twelve community-based organizations within the G-8, Inc. aiming to develop leadership skills in youth from ages 11 to 21 and ensure continuity and sustainability of G-8, Inc through educational activities.
$10,000.00
https://g8incpr.wordpress.com/%C2%BFquienes-somos/
2017 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Gary Freedom School
Gary, IN
training for community organizers
$6,815.00
http://garyfreedomschool.org
2010 Spring
Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force
Washington, DC
Organizing for equitable development in Washington DC
$6,000.00
http://georgiaave.org
2011 Spring
Community Organizing
Gideon's Army, Grassroots Army for Children
Nashville, TN
Organizing project to dismantle the prison pipeline
$6,000.00
2010 Fall
Community Organizing
Global Exchange
San Francisco, CA
Corporate involvement in Israeli occupation
$10,000.00
http://globalexchange.org
2011 Spring
Community Organizing
Grassroots Leadership/The Women's Campaign
Charlotte, NC
research on incarcerated women
$4,000.00
http://grassrootsleadership.org
2010 Spring
Education, Community Organizing
Grassroots Organizing Works
Amherst, MA
Leadership capacity-building for low-income and people of color communities moving toward social justice
$10,000.00
2006 Fall
Community Organizing
Great Small Works
New York, NY
Create the Palestinian National Theater at the 2005 International Toy Theater Festival
$3,000.00
http://greatsmallworks.org
2004 Fall
Community Organizing
Great Small Works
New York, NY
Development of "The Rapture Project" theater work on religious fundamentalism and outreach to groups working on anti-fundamentalist activities
$5,000.00
http://greatsmallworks.org
2006 Fall
Community Organizing
Green Action: Wadi Fukin Fair Trade Project
Tel Aviv, Israel
Israelis and Palestinians developing the Wadi Fukin Women's Association Fair Trade pickle collective
$7,700.00
http://peacoil.blogspot.com
2007 Fall
Community Organizing
Green Mountain Crossroads
Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
Community assessment, organizing and training for rural LGBTQ community in Windham County, Vermont, and contiguous towns in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
$8,000.00
http://www.greenmountaincrossroads.org
2012 Fall
Community Organizing
GreenRoots
Chelsea, MA, United States
Empowering the Environmental Chelsea Organizers (ECO) youth crew to develop and teach an environmental justice curriculum to their peers which will culminate with a youth assembly to garner the youths’ visions for a revitalized Chelsea Creek waterfront.
$15,000.00
http://www.GreenRootsChelsea.org
2016 Fall
Community Organizing
H.O.P.E. Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Development of a co-operative screenprinting business to empower and employ individuals experiencing homelessness
$10,000.00
http://www.midsouthpeace.org
2012 Fall
Community Organizing
Habitat Map
New York, NY
Technical support and outreach for community mapping workshops
$6,000.00
http://habitatmap.org
2009 Fall
Hagar's House
New Orleans, LA
social justice advocacy
$4,000.00
http://www.hagarshousenola.org
2010 Spring
Community Organizing
Hand in Hand-The Domestic Employers Association
Oakland, California, United States
The Domestic Work Innovation project seeks to improve worker and employer relationships in the domestic work industry through organizing domestic employers and working to create spaces for dialogue between domestic workers and their employers.
$7,000.00
http://www.domesticemployers.org
2012 Fall
Community Organizing
Hannah Mermelstein
Glenside, PA
"Flowers Against the Occupation, collaboration between Palestinian girls and professional musicians
$1,000.00
2005 Fall
Music
Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action
Kapaa, HI, U.S.
The Hawai`i People’s Congress is building intersectional solidarity to forward social, environmental, and economic justice in Hawai`i. We enhance the power of resistance through a collaborative, multi-directional approach.
$10,000.00
http://www.hapahi.org/
2017 Spring
Community Organizing
Hawaii Island Sustainability Organization
Pahoa, HI
seed money to enable fund-raising
$9,900.00
http://islandinnovation.org/concepts/thehawaii-island-sustainability-organizatio...
2010 Spring
Community Organizing
Healing to Action
Chicago, IL, United States
Pilot a sustainable worker leadership development model with three grassroots organizations in Chicagoland, building their capacity to give low-wage workers a collective healing space, resources and organizing support to ignite solutions to fight gender violence in their communities.
$10,000.00
2016 Fall
Community Organizing
Health Gap
Providence, RI
Support for international AIDS conference march mobilization http://healthgap.org
Community Organizing
Health Gap Coalition
New York, NY
Student Global AIDS Campaign and 2012 campaign organizing
$3,000.00
http://healthgap.org
2010 Year End
Community Organizing
Health Gap Coalition
New York, NY
Support for Queerocracy Project
$8,000.00
http://www.healthgap.org
2011 Year End
Community Organizing
Hearing Youth Voices
New London, CT, United States
My Black is Beautiful is a space for New London to engage in critical analysis and celebration of Blackness, and eventually develop a platform and organizing strategies to work towards Black safety in our city.
$7,500.00
http://facebook.com/hearingyouthvoices
2015 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Holy Apostles Community Chorus
New York, NY
Newly-commissioned music of the Jewish and African Diasporas
$500.00
2003 Winter
Music
Homocom Corporation
New York, NY
Launch of Out in the World, a print-media supplement to The Gully magazine on world queer issues
$3,000.00
http://homocom.org/about/projects.html
2004 Spring
Community Organizing
Hoosier Action
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Grassroots community organizing in small town Indiana to work toward economic and racial justice.
$12,000.00
http://www.hoosieraction.org
2017 Spring
Community Organizing
Hope Street Youth Development
Wichita, KS
"Increase the Peace" student-led anti-racist organization for middle school youth
$5,000.00
http://hopestreet.com
2006 Spring
Community Organizing
Hope United
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Direct action youth organizing program to push for student voice in Providence public schools
$8,000.00
http://facebook.com/HopeUnitedPVD
2012 Spring
Community Organizing
Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture
Flagstaff, AZ
Course to build skills in permaculture design
$3,000.00
http://kleiwerks.org/kleiwerks_west.php
2008 Spring
Education, Community Organizing
Hudson Link
Ossining, NY
Two summer courses at Sing Sing Correctional Facility
$5,000.00
http://hudsonlink.org
2004 Spring
Education
Hudson Link
Ossining, NY
general support
$1,000.00
http://hudsonlink.org
2010 Year End
Community Organizing
Hudson Valley Community Radio, Inc.
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Signal enhancement project
$5,000.00
http://wdfh.org
2008 Spring
Community Organizing
Human Rights Defenders Fund, Ltd
Tel Aviv, Israel
Supporting non-violent democratic movements in Israel and West Bank
$9,340.00
http://hrd.org.il
2011 Spring
Hurricane Season: The Hidden Images in Water
Ridgewood, NY
Touring multi-media program about Katrina aftermath
$6,000.00
http://hurricaneseasontour.com
2008 Spring
Community Organizing
I-Witness
New York, NY
Video documentation of random mass arrests at 2004 Republican National Convention protests to use at trial
$5,000.00
2004 Fall
Community Organizing
Idaho Community Action Network
Boise, ID, US
Funding from Sparkplug Foundation will enable ICAN to begin a three-year Rural Strategy Outreach Project in North Idaho communities, establish a North Idaho Community Center and organize in new unserved communities developing 100 new members and a leadership team that can sustain the project.
$10,000.00
http://www.idahocan.org
2014 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
IJAN
Oakland, CA, USA
IJAN would use Sparkplug funding to print and tour our just released and highly acclaimed 120 page report, The Business of Backlash: The Attack on the Palestinian and Other Movements for Justice, and to complete and print an accessible primer on the politics and history of Jewish anti-Zionism.
$4,000.00
http://www.ijan.org
2015 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Immigrant Youth Leadership Team
Boston, MA, United States
Immigrant teen leadership research and curriculum development
$5,000.00
http://www.csioboston.org
2017 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
IMPRUVE
Chicago, IL, USA
Organizing disabled paratransit riders and paratransit drivers, to form a Rider-Driver Alliance to improve the quality and accountability of transportation for people with disabilities in Illinois.
$10,000.00
http://www.IMPRUVE.org
2016 Fall
Community Organizing
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence/Women's Initiative for Health and Justice
New Orleans, LA
Establishment of women's health clinic, safe space and organizing space in post-Katrina New Orleans
$10,000.00
http://incite-national.org
2006 Spring
Community Organizing
Interfaith Alliance for Worker Justice
Tempe, AZ
organizing against city-wide wage theft
$5,225.00
http://azworkerjustice.com
2010 Fall
Community Organizing
Interfaith Worker Rights Center
Chicago, IL
Project to expand and develop membership
$3,000.00
http://iwj.org
2008 Spring
Community Organizing
International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
Oakland, CA
campus study groups
$6,000.00
http://ijsn.net
2010 Spring
Community Organizing
Iqrit Community Association
Kofor Yasif, Israel
Media, website and PR materials for Iqrit's 'Access to Justice' Campaign
$10,000.00
http://www.iqrit.org
2013 Spring
Community Organizing

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