Past Grants

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
Richmond Choral Society
Staten Island, NY
New community-based youth chorus
$500.00
http://richmondchoral.com/
2003 Winter
Music
Richmond Cooperative Business Incubator & Food Trailer and Catering Co-op
Davis, CA
Infrastructure for worker cooperative incubator and co-op
$7,070.00
2011 Spring
Community Organizing
Robert Daniel Jones Refugee Center
New York, NY, United States
The project will train 3 asylum seekers to be community organizers. Organizers will identify a problem in the asylum community and organize support among allies and other asylum seekers. They will also work with leaders in the tech field to build an offline/online communication platform.
$10,000.00
http://www.rdjrefugeeshelter.org
2017 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Rockaway Wildfire
Queens, NY, USA
Fighting for jobs, affordable housing and a resilient community by advocating for community controlled development in Rockaway, Queens.
$10,000.00
http://www.rockawaywildfire.org
2014 Spring
Community Organizing
Rogers Park Jobs & Economic Justice Campaign
Chicago, IL
Staff a new project to organized unemployed residents and build local organizational network around economic justice issues
$5,000.00
2005 Spring
Community Organizing
Rural and Migrant Ministry Inc.
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
The Farmworker Organizing Center empowers farmworkers in New York as they organize to win dignity and labor rights by ending racist exclusion from many statewide laws, such as denial of the right to overtime pay or even a day of rest each week.
$10,000.00
http://www.ruralmigrantministry.org
2014 Spring
Community Organizing
Rush Initiative
Birmingham, Al
Teaching parents to tutor their pre-K children
$7,000.00
http://rushinitiative.org
2008 Fall
S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective
Miami, Florida, United States
Funding will cover administering and facilitating program for our Miami Youth Leaders Board (YLB) and our new Jackson, Mississippi YLB. YLB members craft program design, organize with local coalitions, choose campaign topics, lead social action projects and co-facilitate workshops.
$8,200.00
http://www.soulsistersleadership.org/
2016 Fall
Community Organizing
Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness
Sacramento, CA, USA
Homeless Civil Rights Project - conduct discrimination survey - discrimination by law enforcement - belongings confiscated, citation, arrest; businesses, direct service providers [HIV/AIDS, sexual orientation, transgender & immigration status] Goal is develop civil rights campaign based on results
$10,000.00
http://srceh.org/
2014 Spring
Community Organizing
Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples
Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.
The intention of the Desert Ecosystems and Tribal Empowerment Project (DETE) is to convene and catalyze tribal communities and regional and global partners to bring awareness to and contribute possible “solutions” to both the local and global issue of industrial scale development on desert ecosystem
$10,000.00
http://www.sacredplacesinstitute.org
2014 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Safe Return Project
Richmond, California, USA
The Safe Return Project's Community Leadership Institute to train 15 new formerly incarcerated leaders for public action.
$5,000.00
http://www.ccisco.org
2013 Fall
Community Organizing
San Francisco Pride at Work/HAVOQ
San Francisco, CA
Training program for LGBT union members
$6,280.00
http://sfprideatwork.org
2011 Spring
Community Organizing
San Lucas Workers Center
Chicago, IL
Day-labor organizing project
$5,000.00
http://myspace.com/sanlucasworkerscenter
2005 Fall
Community Organizing
School of the Americas Watch Educational Fund
Washington, DC, United States of America
Utilizing our extensive national network, constituency base, and resources, SOAW will expose the contemporary Israeli role in U.S-backed militarization and state violence in the Americas by original reporting and fact-gathering, followed up by advocacy to end its U.S. support.
$5,860.00
http://www.soaw.org
2017 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
SEVA
Richmond Hill, NY
community organizing
$5,000.00
http://seva.org
2010 Spring
Community Organizing
SF World Music Festival
San Francisco, CA, USA
To launch THE XI PEI KUN IMMIGRANT MASTERS INITIATIVE, which will provide under-employed Bay Area immigrant music masters with the professional development services and job opportunities to help them survive and grow a thriving music career in America.
$10,000.00
http://www.sfworldmusic.org
2014 Fall
Community Organizing, Education, Music
Shaheed Mohammad
Salt River, South Africa
Documentation of history and struggle of South African Volkswagen plant workers
$5,000.00
2005 Fall
Community Organizing
Shalefield Justice Spring Break
Benton, Pennsylvania, United States
Shalefield Justice Spring Break will bring together college students, people from the front lines of Environmental Justice struggles, and Environmental Justice organizers for a week of education and movement building.
$7,500.00
http://www.shalefieldjusticespringbreak.org
2014 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Shoruq Organization
Berkeley, California, Palestine
Shoruq Organization will to bring a group of 18 young "debka" dancers and a girls' hip-hop group to tour the US in 2017 to educate people in the U.S., connect Palestinian refugees with U.S. social justice activists, build leadership skills, and raise funds for Shoruq.
$10,000.00
http://www.shorouq.org/en/
2016 Spring
Community Organizing, Education, Music
ShoutHouse
New York, NY, United States
CityScapes, a recording and live performance project that brings together musicians and dancers from hip-hop, jazz, and classical communities to reflect on New York City, past and present, in a fully integrated style of expression.
$7,350.00
http://www.shouthousemusic.com
2017 Spring
Music
Social Justice Learning Institute
Inglewood, California, United States
Building Urban Scholars: Training Youth to Be Health Advocates and Critical Teachers
$7,500.00
http://www.sjli-cp.org
2012 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Building and launching a citizens' organization for energy democracy in Knoxville, Tennessee
$9,900.00
https://sparkplugfoundation.org/http//www.seeedknox%2Corg
2015 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
Sophia's Circle
Las Cruces, NM
Conference to link women's coops along the U.S.-Mexican border
$2,000.00
2009 Fall
Community Organizing
SOUL
Oakland, CA
Multi-lingual multi-racial training program for organizers in low-income communities of color
$8,000.00
http://schoolofunityandliberation.org
2009 Fall
Community Organizing
Soulardarity
Detroit, Michigan, USA
This grant will fund leadership and membership development and co-op education for a self-sustaining cooperative pursuing community-owned solar streetlights and collaborative solutions to energy poverty in Highland Park, MI - a small city inside of Detroit.
$10,000.00
http://www.soulardarity.com
2014 Fall
Community Organizing, Education
South Carolina Progressive Network Education Fund
Columbia, SC
"Missing Voter" project
$5,000.00
http://scpronet.com
2008 Spring
Community Organizing
South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice
Miami, FL
participation in national survey of domestic workers to build capacity for a women’s worker cooperative
$10,000.00
http://www.sfiwj.org
2010 Fall
Community Organizing
Southeast Regional Economic Justice Network
Durham, NC
research on guest worker programs and black labor exclusion in the South
$10,000.00
http://rejn.org
2010 Spring
Community Organizing
Southern Arizona BDS Network
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Exposing the design and policy framework of the trilateral (US-Israel-Mexico) homeland security complex on the US-Mexico border, named Global Advantage, along with its military-corporate leaders,.
$4,700.00
http://www.southernarizonabds.org/
2016 Spring
Community Organizing, Education
Southern Border Communities Coalition Arizona chapter
Tucson, AZ, USA
Startup general support to build the voice and power of diverse communities on the Arizona-Sonora border.
$10,000.00
2012 Spring
Community Organizing
Southern Maine Workers' Center
Portland, Maine, United States
The Southern Maine Workers’ Center is a membership-led organization committed to creating a grassroots, people-powered movement that improves the lives, working conditions, and terms of employment for working and poor people in Maine through a combination of education, organizing and advocacy.
$10,000.00
http://www.maineworkers.org/
2014 Spring
Community Organizing

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