Past Grants

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/
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
Kalliope Reed Quintet
Lexington, MA, USA
After one year together the Kalliope Reed Quintet creates their first album! Consisting of a diverse and eclectic collection of entirely original works, this album furthers their mission to expand and diversity the reed quintet repertoire and redefine the future of 21st century chamber music.
$8,500.00
https://kalliopereedquintet.com
2020 Fall
Music
Karen Hudson
New York, NY
CD of 12 original songs
$5,000.00
http://www.karenhudson.com
2011 Spring
Music
Kassia Ensemble
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Kassia Ensemble commissions renowned composer Judith Shatin to write Kassia’s Song, music for seven, the first ever piece for 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, harp and clarinet.
$6,000.00
https://www.kassiaensemble.com/
2020 Spring
Music
Katal Centr for Health Equity and Justice
Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
To produce a report about the impact of COVID-19 on individuals on parole and those re-incarcerated due to technical violations.The report will: a) highlight the racial disparities inherent in these practices; b) share personal stories from impacted people; and c) emphasize the need for reform in NY
$5,000.00
https://www.katalcenter.org/
2020 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Katherine Young
Brooklyn, NY
Recording of original chamber music composition
$3,050.00
http://katherineyoung.info
2011 Spring
Music
Kayan-Feminist Organization
Haifa, Haifa District, Israel
Kayan will launch a social/digital media training program for Jusur Forum, women leaders of our grassroots Palestinian women’s activist movement, to build technical skills that will enhance their community organizing work and to encourage self-confidence and self-expression for Palestinian women.
$15,000.00
https://kayanfeminist.org
2020 Fall
Community Organizing
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 Casita Center
Louisville, KY, USA
Development of an outreach program and resource network to empower immigrants, asylum seekers, and TPS holders enrolled in Intensive Supervision Appearance Program (ISAP). Vulnerable individuals are regularly exploited due to their lack of resources and knowledge about the system and their rights.
$15,000.00
http://www.lacasitacenter.org
2019 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 Language Consortium Inc.
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be transitioning our annual Lakota Summer Institute to an online format. We will need to purchase and set up workstations for our language instructors, and train them in distance learning pedagogy.
$10,000.00
https://lakhota.org/
2020 Spring
Education
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
Lents Strong Housing Team
Portland, OR, United States
Housing Stabilization: During a housing and gentrification crisis, educating and organizing poor, working poor and working class renters and homeowners on how to advocate for local anti-displacement policies and practices, including a compassionate response to homelessness.
$10,000.00
https://www.greenlents.org/housingteam.html
2019 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
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 9th Ward Homeownership Association
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
The L9WHA will support homeownership creation by and for neighborhood residents, using broad-based community advocacy to obtain equal and adequate services for the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans.
$10,000.00
http://www.L9WHA.org
2019 Fall
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

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