The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute invites applications for its Social Justice Fund, from groups to fund innovative organizing, that give a necessary boost to bold ideas.
The Social Justice Fund makes grants for grassroots activist projects in the US, giving priority 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, expose the dangers of nuclear power
- The maximum grant award is $5000.00.
The Social Justice Fund’s priority is to support:
- 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
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 will not issue checks to individuals.
For more information, visit https://ajmuste.org/apply/sjf