Ben & Jerry’s Foundation: Seeking Applications for Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program

Deadline: 18 April 2018

The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation is seeking applications for Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program that is foundation’s most competitive grant program to offer general or project support to non-profit organizations throughout the United States.

Lasting change occurs when Social Justice Movements are built from the ground up and grassroots groups come together across sectors and constituencies to work for the common principles of Human Rights and Justice for All. The program supports organizations that share and embody this theory of change.

While broad goals are to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just food systems, the foundation focuses on the types of activities and strategies an organization uses for creating social change rather than on the specific issues the organization is addressing.

Priorities

  • Community & ally outreach
  • Leadership development
  • Constituent empowerment & decision-making
  • Popular education
  • Root cause analysis
  • Power analysis
  • Campaign development
  • Mobilizing constituents & allies
  • Coalition building
  • Direct action

Funding Information

The Foundation makes one-year grants for up to $25,000, to organizations with budgets under $500,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only organizations with 501(c)3 status, or who have a fiscal agent with this status are eligible to apply.
  • The Foundation will only consider proposals from grassroots, constituent-led organizations that are using community-organizing and base-building strategies to accomplish their goals.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit Ben & Jerry’s Foundation.

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