Past Grants

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
Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative
New Orleans, LA, United States
JPNSI is building a housing justice movement focused on increasing legal rights for tenants, increasing access to permanently affordable housing, and strengthening the security of tenure for renters in our city.
$7,800.00
http://www.jpnsi.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Jewish Dialogue Project
Philadelphia, PA
Pilot a manual for dialogue and learning within Jewish communities on the divisive issue of Israel and Palestine
$5,000.00
http://ncdd.org/?s=Jewish%20Dialogue%20Group
2005 Spring
Community Organizing
Jewish Voice for Peace
Oakland, CA
General support matching grant
$7,000.00
http://jewishvoiceforpeace.org
2011 Year End
Community Organizing
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice
New York, NY
Organizing Jewish immigrant workers in NYC
$4,500.00
http://jfrej.org
2005 Fall
Community Organizing
Jocelyn Arem
Chapel Hill, NC
Completion of oral history of Caffé Lena, a folk music institution in Saratoga Springs, NY
$3,390.00
2007 Fall
Music
Juntos
Philadelphia, PA
Community organizing in Mexican towns regarding remittances from workers in the US to support sustainable rural communities and build community power
$10,000.00
http://vamosjuntos.org
2006 Fall
Community Organizing
Juvenile Justice Coalition
Worthington, OH, United States
Creating an internship program for youth organizing leaders who are at-risk of involvement or involved in the juvenile court system to transition our organization from adult-led to youth-led/adult-supported.
$10,000.00
http://jjohio.org/
2017 Spring
Community Organizing
Karen Hudson
New York, NY
CD of 12 original songs
$5,000.00
http://www.karenhudson.com
2011 Spring
Music
Katherine Young
Brooklyn, NY
Recording of original chamber music composition
$3,050.00
http://katherineyoung.info
2011 Spring
Music
Ken MacDonald
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Launch of grassroots organization of Pakistani porters serving the tourist mountain-climbing industry
$3,600.00
2005 Spring
Community Organizing
Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools
New Orleans, LA, United States
The Restorative Justice Project
$10,000.00
http://www.therethinkers.com
2012 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Kidz Notes
Durham, NC
Classical orchestral music training for low-income children
$4,528.49
http://kidznotes.org
2009 Fall
Music
KnowDrones.org
Hastings on Hudson, New York, United States
Creation of two eight-foot-long fiberglass replicas of the MQ-9 Reaper drone.
$6,200.00
http://knowdrones.org
2013 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Koko and Friends Foundation, Inc.
Huntsville, AL
grass roots community outreach program to address bullying
$7,000.00
http://kokoandfriendsfoundation.org
2010 Fall
Education, Community Organizing
Korean Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA)
Los Angeles, CA
organizing Women's Justice Committee
$10,000.00
http://kiwa.org
2010 Fall
Community Organizing
Kristin Slipp
New York, NY
individual grant for CD of jazz standards
$2,760.00
http://ryanblotnick.com/kristinslipp.html
2010 Spring
Music
KyotoUSA
Berkeley, CA, USA
Provide comprehensive technical support to public school districts and other community activists who are considering energy efficiency improvements and the installation of renewable energy systems in their schools.
$10,000.00
http://www.heliosproject.org
2013 Spring
Community Organizing
La Mujer Obrera/Mercado Mayapan
El Paso, TX
Support for social-purpose business of women displaced from El Paso's garment industry
$2,500.00
http://mujerobrera.org
2011 Spring
Community Organizing
Lakota Solidarity Project
Fairview, NC, USA (Turtle Island)
Sparkplug funding will support the Lakota Elder’s Truth Tour part of the Lakota Solidarity Project (LSP) – a unique and historic social justice collaboration between traditional, grassroots Lakota elders/activists and a selected group of solidarity activists to comprehensively document the ongoing genocide of the Lakota people, and then use this evidence to leverage pressure on International and United States government officials to end these human rights violations.
$4,500.00
http://cantetenza.wordpress.com/
2012 Fall
Community Organizing
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy
El Paso, TX
Low-income worker center
$7,000.00
http://las-americas.org
2009 Fall
Community Organizing
Latino Union of Chicago's Café Chicago
Chicago, IL
community organizing project
$10,000.00
http://www.latinounion.org
2010 Fall
Community Organizing
Laura Falzon
New York, NY
CD of music for soprano, flute and piano
$5,000.00
http://laurafalzon.com
2010 Spring
Music
Lawrence Dream Network-LDN
Lawrence, MA, United States of America
LDN will expand a series of workshops to young, underemployed, underutilized,or underachieving adults and groups to address unpacking the cumulative effect of social and environmental injustices, and its impact on the current functioning of individuals, groups, and the broader community.
$10,000.00
http://www.lawrencedreamnetwork.org
2015 Fall
Community Organizing
Legal Defense for Palestine
Tel Aviv, israel, Israel
Retainer to a legal office to act as movement lawyers for a collection of Palestinian villages in the occupied West Bank struggling against the Israeli occupation.
$5,000.00
http://legaldefenseforpalestine.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing
Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation
New York, NY
archival software to manage photo collection
$10,000.00
http://lesbianherstoryarchives.org
2007 Fall
Community Organizing
LGBT Resource Center for the Seven Rivers
La Crosse, WI
leadership training program
$4,000.00
http://7riverslgbt.org
2010 Spring
Community Organizing
LGBTQ Black Immigrant Justice
Oakland, California, United States
A 2017 Soros Justice Fellowship fiscally sponsored by Transgender Law Center, Black LGBTQ Migrant Project uses leadership development and organizing to address the targeting of our community by the criminal law and immigration system, and our marginalization within broader social justice movements.
$10,000.00
http://www.transgenderlawcenter.org
2017 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Liberation in Truth Social Justice Center
Newark, NJ
project to organize against hate crimes
$4,360.00
http://litsjc.org
2010 Spring
Community Organizing
Lifelines-Voices Against the Other Death Penalty
Philadelphia, PA, United States
LifeLines: Voices Against the Other Death Penalty is a media/cultural project working to end Life Without Parole in Pennsylvania by highlighting the voices and analysis of people serving LWOP sentences.
$9,000.00
http://lifelines-project.org/
2016 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Linking the Children of the Motherland
New York, NY, USA
Provide an opportunity for high school Filipino youth have a paid internship and training in community organizing.
$10,000.00
http://www.ugnayanyouth.org
2012 Fall
Community Organizing
Local Clean Energy Alliance
Oakland, California, USA
Building a strong stakeholder association of organizations in communities that are most impacted by climate change to advocate for and help shape a Community Choice energy program that provides economic, environmental, and social justice benefits to East Bay communities.
$12,500.00
http://www.localcleanenergy.org/
2016 Fall
Community Organizing
Locked Up: Keys to Prison Change
Philadelphia, PA
Production of printed resource guide to prison organizing and support in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware
$5,000.00
http://justicemonth.org/registrationform.doc
2006 Fall
Education
Lod Storefront Advocacy Project
Jerusalem, Israel
Organizing Israeli and Palestinian Lod residents for access to resources and democratic participation
$5,000.00
http://advocacy.org.il
2005 Fall
Community Organizing
Long Island Jobs with Justice
Hauppauge, NY, U.S.A.
We are launching a project to organize Long Island disaster recovery workers from Superstorm Sandy, and to ensure that workers’ rights are respected on Sandy-related job sites.
$10,000.00
http://longislandjwj.org
2013 Spring
Community Organizing
Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN)
Los Angeles, CA
"Safer People" initiative for homeless and housed area residents in community planning
$5,000.00
http://cangress.org
2004 Fall
Community Organizing
Louisiana Bucket Brigade
New Orleans, LA
Organize refinery neighbors around environmental justice
$8,000.00
http://labucketbrigade.org
2009 Spring
Community Organizing
Lower Brule Research
Lower Brule, SD, United States
This pilot project supports kids, parents, and community members on a rural Native American reservation in South Dakota as they use their skills and abilities to rethink, reclaim, and rebuild their educational system.
$10,000.00
http://lowerbruleresearch.org
2018 Spring
Education
Lysander Puccio
New York, NY
Video equipment distributed to Palestinian Christian populations to produce a community-led documentary film
$5,000.00
2005 Spring
Community Organizing
Madera Vox
Beacon, NY
Recording original music-telling performance piece
$4,650.00
http://maderavox.org
2009 Spring
Music
Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition
Blue Hill, ME, USA
Sustainability and expansion of Maine prisoner-and community-directed corrections and judicial reforms to increase democratic rights for all Mainers.
$5,000.00
http://www.maineprisoneradvocacy.org
2012 Spring
Community Organizing
Mariposa and the Saint
Brooklyn, NY, USA
We are seeking funding for the national tour of our play: “Mariposa & the Saint; From Solitary Confinement, A Play Through Letters,” which connects audiences to one woman’s story through her own words, then inspires them to take collective action to end solitary confinement in their state.
$10,000.00
http://juliasteeleallen.com/mariposa
2015 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Oakland, CA
Teach-ins on popular economics and education
$7,500.00
http://www.mlkfreedomcenter.org
2011 Spring
Community Organizing
Maryland Justice Coalition
Baltimore, MD
State-wide organizing and advocacy training of formerly incarcerated people and their families
$5,000.00
http://resources.childhealthcare.org
2004 Fall
Community Organizing

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