Past Grants

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
Guy Mendilow Ensemble-GME
Boston, MA, USA
History and emotionality collide as The Forgotten Kingdom’s theatrically projected sand animation, riveting musical score, and radio-theatre stories bring to life a travelogue of an unraveling, multi-ethnic Ottoman world, as glimpsed through Ottoman Sephardi women’s songs and tales.
$12,500.00
http://www.guymendilowensemble.com
2020 Spring
Education, Music
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
Haqel-In Defense of Human Rights
Jerusalem, Other..., Israel
Haqel requests funding to set up and maintain a website which will provide basic information about the organization and details of our legal representation, describe our successes and challengers, increase awareness of human rights violations and raise funds going forward.
$10,000.00
2018 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
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 Catskill Housing Coalition
Freehold , New York , United States
Hudson/Catskill Housing Coalition (HCHC) is a Black-led initiative that empowers public housing and low income residents to fight for housing justice.
$10,000.00
2020 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
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 Worker Project
Canton, Ohio, USA
Work with community organizers to form committees to deal with workplace justice issues, especially safety issues.
$10,000.00
http://www.iwpohio.org
2020 Spring
Community Organizing
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
In Cultured Company
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Provide experiences, facilitate workshops, and promote educational tools and resources that will address peace, conflict resolution, collaboration, healing, and dialogue for the Haitian and Dominican diaspora within the US in order to move from a divided past towards future.
$5,000.00
http://www.inculturedco.org
2020 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
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
Inner City Youth Tutoring Inc.
ST LOUIS, Missouri, United States
The Sparkplug grant will fund math and language arts manipulatives for students hands-on instruction during online in-home schooling and weekly tutoring to get the best education possible in this virtual school-age of teaching due to COVID.
$2,000.00
https://icyt123.org
2020 Fall
Education
Interfaith Alliance for Worker Justice
Tempe, AZ
organizing against city-wide wage theft
$5,225.00
http://azworkerjustice.com
2010 Fall
Community Organizing
Interfaith Peace-Builders dba Eyewitness Palestine
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
A delegation of Black DC Youth and Mentors to Palestine/Israel
$15,000.00
https://eyewitnesspalestine.org
2020 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
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
Iraq Veterans Against the War
New York, New York, United States
IVAW will establish a Veterans Speaker's Bureau to aid in the development of our veteran community while educating and providing tools to the public to counteract U.S. militarism at home and abroad.
$10,000.00
http://www.ivaw.org
2015 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Iraqi Student Project
South Bend, IN
Grant-writing expertise and fundraising training
$10,000.00
http://iraqistudentproject.org
2009 Spring
Education
Iridescent
Ls Angeles, CA
Parent-child science education workshops for underserved children
$4,500.00
http://iridescentlearning.org
2008 Fall
Education
Isle of Klezbos
New York, NY
Klezmer recordings of new works and blacklisted artists' work
$5,000.00
http://metropolitanklezmer.com
2004 Fall
Music
ISTV-Israel Social TV
Tel Aviv , Israel
Implementation of TV journalism as a tool to promote social struggle and the aspiration for peace.
$10,000.00
http://tv.social.org.il/
2012 Fall
Community Organizing
Ittijah Union of Arab Comunity Based Association
Tamra, Israel
Training grass roots organizations in the Bedouin community in the Negev
$10,000.00
2013 Spring
Community Organizing
J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files
New York, NY
Development, production, promotion of musical documentary
$4,250.00
http://metropolitanklezmer.com/JEK.html
2009 Spring
Music
Jackie Salloum
Brooklyn, NY
Development of school curriculum on Palestine based on "Slingshot HipHop: Palestinian Lyrical Front"
$9,000.00
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Salloum
2006 Spring
Education

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