Past Grants

Philly Thrive
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Philly Thrive is launching a base-building and leadership development drive in Wilson Park, a public housing neighborhood downwind of the largest oil refinery on the east coast, to build the leadership of community members fighting against refinery expansion and for a sustainable economy for all.
$10,000.00
http://phillythrive.org
2016 Spring
Community Organizing
Picture the Homeless
Bronx, NY
Broadening capacity of homeless people to contribute to social justice
$9,000.00
http://picturethehomeless.org
2008 Spring
Community Organizing
Picture the Homeless
Bronx, NY
General support
$9,000.00
http://picturethehomeless.org
2010 Spring
Community Organizing
Pictures on Silence
Washington, DC
Debut CD
$3,367.00
http://picturesonsilence.org
2011 Spring
Music
Pioneer Valley Workers Center
Northampton, MA, US
PVWC’s Pa’Lante los Derechos de Inmigrantes (PDI) program will build community capacity to organize for immigrant rights, by training 30+ new organizers to challenge unjust immigration law and launching popular education immigration legal clinics to teach one’s rights for their individual case.
$15,000.00
https://pvworkerscenter.org
2018 Spring
Community Organizing
Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign
Minneapolis, MN
Building on nascent coalition of low-income groups in Minnesota
$10,000.00
2008 Fall
Community Organizing
Portland Equity in Action
Portland, OR, United States
A mutifaceted public campaign highlighting racial disparities in access to power structures and policies, and media coverage and representation within institutions throughout the Portland area
$7,830.00
https://pdxbillboardproject.com/
2017 Fall
Community Organizing
Poughkeepsie Plenty
Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
Mobilization meetings with diverse groups to increase awareness of food insecurity, understanding of the right to food and participation in food issue forums
$7,000.00
http://poughkeepsieplenty.org/
2013 Spring
Community Organizing
Prasant Radhakrishnan Ensemble
Oakland, CA, USA
Prasant Radhakrishnan Ensemble will create original work combining jazz and South Indian classical Carnatic music.
$5,000.00
http://www.prasantmusic.com
2012 Spring
Music
Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music
Pickens, SC
Teaching young children to play blue grass
$2,500.00
http://lastroadbluegrass.com/posam.htm
2009 Spring
Music
Prison Birth Project
Holyoke, MA, USA
To create our first 3-year strategic plan to strategize our organizational growth and prepare to apply for our own 501c3 status.
$9,000.00
http://theprisonbirthproject.org
2017 Spring
Community Organizing
Prison Justice League
Austin, TX, United States
Development of the Prisoner Resource and Organizing Center (PROC) to challenge inhumane conditions inside prisons, educate and train community members impacted by incarceration, and holds the state accountable for actions that support mass incarceration.
$10,000.00
http://www.prisonjusticeleague.org
2014 Fall
Community Organizing
Prison Moratorium Project
Brooklyn, NY
High-school curriculum on the prison-industrial complex and policing of low-income youth and youth of color
$6,000.00
http://socialjustice.ccnmtl.columbia.edu
2006 Spring
Education, Community Organizing
Project Hayei Sarah
Los Angeles, CA
supporting emerging Jewish leaders who have visited Hebron to raise awareness about life under occupation
$5,000.00
http://jewschool.com/2011/11/17/27372/project-chayei-sarah/
2010 Fall
Community Organizing
Projectile Arts, Inc. Reality Art class
$4,000.00
http://projectilearts.org/
2003 Winter
Protecting Our Waters
Philadelphia, PA
Organizing community on issue of "fracking"
$10,000.00
http://protectingourwaters.wordpress.com
2011 Spring
Community Organizing
Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts-PHENOM
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
PHENOM is launching a three-year campaign to win free, accessible, and high-quality public higher education in Massachusetts by uniting and mobilizing students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the larger community.
$10,000.00
http://phenomonline.org/
2015 Fall
Community Organizing
Puentes New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana , United States
On behalf of board and staff at Puentes New Orleans, we are requesting a $10,000 grant to support the launch and development of a new grassroots, multi-racial immigrant youth coalition.
$10,000.00
https://www.puentesneworleans.org/
2018 Spring
Community Organizing
PUSH Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
General support
$10,000.00
http://pushbuffalo.org
2011 Spring
Community Organizing
Queen City Chamber Opera
Cincinnati, OH, USA
An audience development initiative in order to expand awareness and sustainable earned revenue sources for Queen City Chamber Opera.
$5,000.00
http://queencitychamberopera.org/
2015 Spring
Music
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project
Brooklyn, New York, United States
This is our first year operating, as we launched in January of 2014; thus this grant would go towards paying the salary for our community organizer, so that they can work to establish a strong organizing base in the queer/trans people of color immigrant community in NYC.
$10,000.00
http://qdep.org
2014 Spring
Community Organizing
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project
New York, New York, United States of America
Upgrading technological infrastructure to better deal with political changes and increase access to detainees for recruitment and organizing.
$15,000.00
http://www.qdep.org
2018 Fall
Community Organizing
Queer Youth of Color--Freedom Inc
Madison, WI
Education, leadership and organizing for queer youth of color
$6,000.00
http://linkedin.com/pub/madams-adams/13/aaa/408
2009 Spring
Community Organizing
QUEEROCRACY
Brooklyn, NEW YORK (NY), United States
QRASH: Queers Resisting All Street Harassment
$8,640.00
http://www.queerocracy.org
2012 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Queers for Economic Justice
New York, NY
General support
$10,000.00
2011 Spring
Queers for Economic Justice
New York, NY
general support
$5,000.00
http://q4ej.org
2010 Year End
Community Organizing
Rabbis for Human Rights-North America
New York, NY, USA
Mobilizing American rabbis and Jewish communities, in partnership with Israeli and Palestinian communities, to prevent human rights abuses in East Jerusalem
$10,000.00
http://rhr-na.org
2012 Spring
Community Organizing
Racial Justice NOW
Dayton, Ohio, United States
RJN! seeks to continue the work of strategically centering the most impacted parents as leaders in transforming educational outcomes for their children in the state of Ohio and Dayton community in particular.
$7,500.00
http://www.rjnohio.org
2015 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Radio Free Nashville
Nashville, TN
Creation of a bilingual news division
$6,000.00
http://radiofreenashville.org
2007 Fall
Community Organizing
Radio Rootz
New York, NY
Project to build media literacy, media activism and radio stills in NYC public school youth in conjunction with WBAI FM/Pacifica Radio
$4,000.00
http://peoplesproductionhouse.org/category/radio-rootz
2004 Spring
Community Organizing
Read Between the Bars
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Implementation of book donation boxes and teach-ins to educate communities both inside and outside of prison
$6,730.00
http://www.readbetweenthebars.com
2012 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Read Muskegon
Muskegon, MI, United States
Read Muskegon will establish a new program, training and employing a corps of our former adult learners to provide outreach into our local community in places like shelters, feeding programs, health clinics and churches to encourage more low literacy adults to participate in Read Muskegon programs.
$5,000.00
http://readmuskegon.org/
2017 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Rebuilding Alliance
Palo Alto, CA
Repair Gaza homes with materials from Other Voices in Sderot
$10,000.00
http://rebuildingalliance.org
2009 Spring
Community Organizing
Recode
Portland, Or, USA
The train the trainers program, trains residents in community organizing so they can engage in partipatory democracy to transition Oregon to using performance based codes.
$10,000.00
http://www.recodeoregon.org
2013 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Reconstruction, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
Youth Project to prevent incarceration
$7,000.00
http://reconstructioninc.org/
2008 Spring
Community Organizing
Red Umbrella Project
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Production of original theatre piece based on experiences of trans women, written and performed by trans women via an eight-week workshop
$10,000.00
http://redumbrellaproject.org
2013 Spring
Education
Redemption, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY
Production of pocket-size "College Readiness Blueprint"
$5,000.00
http://redemptionyouth.org
2006 Fall
Education
Reel Grrls
Seattle, WA
Youth media training and production project
$4,000.00
http://reelgrrls.org
2005 Spring
Education, Community Organizing
Regional Council for the Unrecognized Villages
Beer Sheva, Israel
Womens project, Women in the Council
$10,000.00
http://rcuv.wordpress.com
2011 Spring
Community Organizing
Release Aging People in Prison- RAPP Campaign
New York, NY, United States
The work involved grassroots organizing, building collaborations with community-based organizations, and general education on the issues. This entails doing workshops, presentations, legislative hearings, and lobbying key players.
$12,000.00
http://www.rappcampaign.com
2015 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Release Aging People in Prison- RAPP Campaign
New York, NY, USA
Initiation of two new initiatives, i.e. (1) project focusing on the families of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people-i.e. galvanizing them for direct action; and (2) project initiating "town hall' meetings in the five boroughs of New York City to educate impacted communities.
$15,000.00
http://www.rappcampaign.com
2017 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition
New York, NY
Rescue of 1911 song, "Die Fire Korbunes"
$5,000.00
http://rememberthetrianglefire.org
2010 Fall
Music
Research Journalism Initiative--Nablus Open Media Center
Denver, CO
Create Open Media Center in Nablus producing documentaries for US and Swedish schools
$7,000.00
http://researchjournalisminitiative.net
2008 Fall
Community Organizing
Resident Council Coalition-Remedial Reading
North Las Vegas, NV
Summer literacy project for at-risk indigenous children
$4,000.00
2006 Spring
Education
Restorative Justice Initiative
Brooklyn, NY, United States
Restorative justice community capacity-building in the Bronx to reduce violence and promote healing.
$7,000.00
http://www.restorativejustice.org
2017 Spring
Community Organizing
ReUse Works
Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A.
A "jobs from waste" project that salvages and upcycles discarded textiles.
$10,000.00
http://www.reuseworks.org/index.php
2012 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
REV-
New YOrk, NY, USA
Domestic employer online fair wage calculator and agreement generator f
$5,000.00
http://www.studiorev.org/
2013 Fall
Community Organizing
Revision International
Denver, CO, USA
As part of a larger effort to build a community-owned food cooperative in Denver’s Westwood neighborhood, Revision would use a Sparkplug Foundation grant to help establish an educational commercial kitchen, where low income families can learn to prepare and preserve locally grown produce for their own family nutritional needs and generate additional household income by turning any excess produce into sellable goods within the community.
$10,000.00
http://revisioninternational.org
2013 Fall
Education
Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless
Pawtucket, RI, United States
Community organizing to expand the participation of women in affordable housing and homeless prevention policy reform in Rhode Island
$8,000.00
http://www.rihomeless.org
2012 Spring
Community Organizing
Riad Abdel-Gawad
Thousand Oaks, CA
Rehearsal and recording of original composition for ensemble
$5,000.00
http://riadabdelgawad.com
2009 Spring
Music

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