Social Justice Fund in the United States
The Muste Institute is now seeking applications for its Social Justice Fund to make grants for grassroots activist projects in the US. Priority giving to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources.
They are especially interested in funding efforts to:
End the violence of borders and the criminalization of immigrants, shut down CBP and ICE
Abolish prisons and dismantle and redefine systems of policing and criminal justice
Confront institutionalized violence against racial, ethnic, gender-based, and LGBTQ communities
Put an end to economic exploitation, class stratification, systemic poverty
Stop the war machine, end state sponsored terrorism, and expose the dangers of nuclear power
Direct grassroots activism and organizing
Groups with diverse, representative and democratic leadership structures
Groups that have or can obtain enough economic and in-kind support to carry out their regular work, but need additional support to carry out a project or build capacity
The maximum grant award is $5000.00.
They seek proposals:
For projects with expense budgets under $50,000
From grassroots organizations with annual income of less than $500,000
From groups with limited access to more mainstream funding sources
From groups which have not received Social Justice Fund grants in at least two years
From groups with or without 501(c) 3 status or a fiscal sponsor: the Social Justice Fund only requires a fiscal sponsor if the group receiving the grant does not have its own bank account. If you cannot receive a grant check made out to the name of your organization, you will need a fiscal sponsor. They cannot issue checks to individuals.
For more information, visit https://ajmuste.org/apply/sjf