Past Grants

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 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
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
Rockaway Youth Task Force
Far Rcokaway, NY, United States
RYTF seeks to engage its 480+ membership and its citizens journalism project, the Rockaway Advocate, to educate its community on the negative implications for youth of color of proposed gun safety reform measures, as well as advocate for the community-driven Supportive Schools Act.
$10,000.00
https://rytf.org
2018 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

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