Past Grants

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
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
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
Kulaniakea
Honolulu, HI, United States
The funding will support professional development and internal capacity/traditional knowledge building for a Native Hawaiian-led and serving organization.
$15,000.00
http://www.kulaniakea.org
2018 Fall
Education
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

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