Past Grants

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 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
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

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