Past Grants

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, United States
We would like support for our campaign to reinstate parole in Maine.
$10,000.00
http://www.maineprisoneradvocacy.org/
2018 Fall
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
Mashjar Juthour
Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine
Mashjar Juthour seeks to engage and empower Palestinian communities to learn clean, green environmental practices, therefore integrating learned methods into the domestic sphere and becoming exemplary models for a sustainable Palestine.
$9,960.00
http://juthour.org
2014 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Grassroots organizing and mobilization of domestic workers in Massachusetts be selected worker leaders
$10,000.00
http://www.massdomesticworkers.org
2015 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities
Lexington, MA
First annual statewide conference, organizer and outreach, on sustainable food and renewable energy systems
$4,500.00
http://masschc.org
2009 Spring
Community Organizing
MataHari-Eye of the Day
Boston, MA, US
Women's Cooperative Academy & Startup Incubator
$10,000.00
http://eyeoftheday.org
2013 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Maura Ellyn
High Falls, NY
Artist-initiated, multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural chamber music production of the Celtic Deidre myth
$5,000.00
2006 Spring
Music
Mayday Community Space
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Although Mayday is still in its startup phase, we’ve been working to provide movements and grassroots groups with a supportive space to organize, create, build community and maximize their impact.
$10,000.00
https://maydayspace.org/
2016 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
ME2orchestra Inc
Burlington, Vermont, U.S.
Funding will be used to create and distribute a professionally-designed brochure and website for ME2/orchestra, the world's only classical music organization that uses exhilarating performances to erase the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.
$7,700.00
http://www.ME2orchestra.org
2013 Spring
Music
Media Island International
Olympia, WA, USA
Forming the "Cascade Radio Network" and strengthening the backbone of northwest low power community radio collaboration with a much needed strategic infrastructure project to raise the power of the KOWA antennae giving it new importance in the capitol city of Olympia.
$10,000.00
http://www.mediaisland.org
2015 Spring
Community Organizing, Education, Music
Media Mobilizing Project
Philadelphia, PA
Spanish-language education and media program
$10,000.00
http://mediamobilizing.org/
2010 Fall
Community Organizing
Media Mobilizing Project
Philadelphia, PA
Radio Unidad, Spanish-language education and media program
$10,000.00
http://mediamobilizing.org
2010 Fall
Education, Community Organizing
Melissa Fogarty
New York, NY
First solo recording for soprano
$5,000.00
http://melissafogarty.com
2003 Winter
Music
Men's Resources International
Springfield, MA
Feminist men providing training on ending gender violence in Zambia and Nigeria
$5,000.00
http://mensresourcesinternational.org
2006 Spring
Education, Community Organizing
Metrowest Worker Center-Casa del Trabajador
Framingham , MA, USA
To develop a membership structure, worker-owned co-ops and an ally support network
$10,000.00
2012 Spring
Community Organizing
Mighty Writers
Philadelphia, PA, United States of America
Philadelphia teens create an Internet radio station to report on their communities, broadcast their writing and express their thoughts.
$8,334.00
http://www.mightywriters.org
2012 Fall
Education
Migrant Justice
Burlington, Vermont, USA
The Human RIghts Promoters (Promotores) program will provide farmworker-to-farmworker educational sessions to workers in Vermont’s dairy industry. Migrant Justice will train promotores to travel to dairy farms and educate workers on their labor and housing rights in the Milk with Dignity program.
$10,000.00
http://www.migrantjustice.net
2014 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Migrant Justice
Burlington, Vermont
The Human Rights Promoters program will travel to dairy farms providing farmworker-to-farmworker education to workers in Vermont’s dairy industry on their labor and housing rights in the Milk with Dignity program.
$15,000.00
2016 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Mijente
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Start-up support for Mijente to serve as a hybrid digital and grassroots organizing hub with the goal of driving immigrant and U.S. born Latinx and Chicanx people to take action for racial, economic, climate and gender justice.
$10,000.00
http://mijente.net
2016 Spring
Community Organizing
Milwaukee Area Time Exchange
Milwaukee, WI
training and stipend for organizers
$10,000.00
http://mketimeexchange.org
2010 Fall
Community Organizing
Milwaukee Water Commons
Milwaukee, WI , USA
This grant will support the Milwaukee Community Water Assembly, a community engagement program being incubated by MWC to bring community stakeholders together to build community participation and commitment on water issues affecting Milwaukee’s low-income communities and communities of color.
$12,000.00
http://www.milwaukeewatercommons.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Min Ajliki (Awareness for You)
Kuffr Qara, Israel
Research on status of Arab women citizens of Israel
$1,900.00
2010 Spring
Education, Community Organizing
Mirabal Sisters Cultural and Community Center
New York, NY
Citywide strategy conference for tenants' associations
$5,000.00
http://mensresourcesinternational.org
2006 Spring
Community Organizing
Missouri Association for Social Welfare
Jefferson City, MO
Human rights task force for immigrants and LGBT people
$5,400.00
http://masw.org
2009 Spring
Community Organizing
Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates
St. Louis, MO
Know Your Rights presentations and raid response teams
$6,000.00
http://mira-mo.or
2009 Spring
Community Organizing
Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Kansas City, MO, USA
We seek to educate Missourians about the ramifications of serving on a capital jury, by strategically targeting regions in which potential jurors are disproportionately likely to face death penalty cases, and to empower all communities to access their constitutional right to serve on a jury.
$5,000.00
http://www.madpmo.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Mizrahi Democratic Rainbow
Workshops for Mizrahi Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel, POB 11518, Tel Aviv 6115, Israel
New Israel Fund, 330 Seventh Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001-5010
$5,667.00
http://en.wikipedia.org/wikik/Miazrahi_Democratic_Rainbow_Coalition
2010 Spring
Momenta Quartet
Bronx, NY, United States
The Momenta Quartet will commission Elizabeth Brown to compose “Babel” for string quartet, electronic sound, and video/sculpture installation, and Frances White to compose “The book of evening” for string quartet and shakuhachi.
$10,000.00
http://www.momentaquartet.com
2018 Fall
Music
Mondoweiss
Jackson Heights, NY
Capacity-buiding for educational and news analysis website on the Middle East
$10,000.00
http://mondoweiss.net
2009 Fall
Education, Community Organizing
Mosaic Makers Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Collaborating with impoverished W. Baltimore neighborhoods to create murals as a strategy to control their community and redirect the drug trade by creating mosaic murals
$5,000.00
http://mosaicmakers.org
2013 Spring
Community Organizing
Movement for Justice in El Barrio
New York, NY, USA
A new organizing project to defend immigrants’ rights in the wake of the xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic campaign/election of Trump & increased hate crimes against immigrants in E Harlem, bringing together targeted communities including immigrant women, women of color & LGBTQI folks citywide.
$15,000.00
2017 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Movement for Justice in El Barrio
New York, NY, USA
To initiate the first community organizing institute with a fully bilingual/bicultural curriculum and practicum. 2012 Fall
Community Organizing
Movement of Immigrant Leaders in Pennsylvania-MILPA
Yeadon, Pennsylvania, United States
Our principle focus is changing the law to allow drivers licenses for undocumented Pennsylvanians, and building the community network infrastructure (local committees, statewide coordination, community sustainership and education program) that is the foundation of our collective power.
$15,000.00
https://milpa.nationbuilder.com/
2016 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Movimiento por Justicia en el Barrio
New York, NY
Community organizing to address the high-speed gentrification of East Harlem
$5,000.00
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movement_for_Justice_in_el_Barrio
2005 Spring
Community Organizing
Music 4 More
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Music 4 My Classroom website and database development.
$5,000.00
http://www.music4more.org
2012 Spring
Community Organizing, Music
Music Box Series at Climate Theatre
San Francisco, CA
Outreach and marketing for Music Box Series
$2,500.00
http://climatetheater.org
2007 Fall
Music
Music Team San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States
Hiring a development consultant.
$4,800.00
https://sparkplugfoundation.org/www.musicteamsf.org.
2012 Spring
Education
Musicians Against Sweatshops
Washington, DC
Campaign against sweatshop-produced concert gear
$2,500.00
http://myspace.com/musiciansagainstsweatshop
2005 Fall
Community Organizing
Muslim Justice League
Boston, MA, United States
Cultivation of action committees -- focusing on health justice, education justice and other sectors -- to advocate against so-called "Countering Violent Extremism" (CVE) campaigns which target Muslim and other marginalized groups and police dissent.
$13,338.00
http://www.muslimjusticeleague.org
2016 Spring
Community Organizing

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