I know you know social justice orgs that need money...
by Dana Balicki on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 12:36pm
I'm doing some work with the folks over at Funding Exchange (www.fex.org) and their grant cycle is starting soon--I thought with all the amazing work you do in the world you'd know some groups that would want this info.
Their 2 current grant programs are:
Social Justice Collaboration Grants: Supporting cross-issue and cross-geography coalitions that create more impact than any one organization can do on its own.
Bold Frontiers Grants: Expanding our reach into areas that have neither a local FEX-affiliated fund nor a strong progressive movement. We are particularly interested in hearing from organizations from Arizona, Texas, Ohio, south Florida and New Jersey.
Here are a few of their questions to help folks determine whether or not they are applicable...does this sound like any groups you know?
Building Community Power: Is your group led by and/or accountable to the people who are most directly affected by issues of social, racial, economic and environmental justice?
Getting at the Root of the problem: Does your organization identify and address the root causes of your social, racial, economic, or environmental justice issues? Yes or No
Changing the System: Does your organization mobilize your community to work together to change the political, social and economic policies, systems and institutions that perpetuate injustice?
Lack Mainstream Support: Does your organization have a hard time accessing mainstream funders because you are too radical, cutting edge or controversial?
So if you know groups like this, please share the link below with them. Letters of Inquiry are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard) on
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2011. They don't fund projects by individuals (sorry artist friends with amazing projects!)
Help spread the word! Thank you for all you do!
I've sent an inquiry about the problematic date, as Sept. 1 is not a Saturday. Will post correction here as soon as I receive the correct info.
So go ahead. Forward this link, right now, to at least 3 people linked with progressive Tucson and or Southern AZ groups you know of who could really soar with just a little bit of funding!