Muste Institute: Inviting Applicants for Social Justice Fund

Deadline: 4 March 2019

The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute is inviting applications for its Social Justice Fund to support grassroots activist projects in the US and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources.

Priority Areas

The Social Justice Fund’s priority is to support:

  • direct grassroots activism and organizing
  • groups with diverse, representative and democratic leadership structures
  • groups which have or can obtain sufficient economic and in-kind support
  • from a diversity of sources to carry out their regular work, but need additional support to carry out a project or build capacity

Eligibility Criteria

The Muste Institute’s Social Justice Fund considers proposals:

  • for new projects or campaigns, or efforts to expand existing work
  • for ongoing projects or campaigns
  • for capacity building, leadership development, and resource sustainability
  • for projects with expense budgets under $50,000
  • for projects which are local, regional, national or global in scope
  • from groups located anywhere in the world
  • from grassroots organizations with annual expenses of less than $500,000
  • from groups with limited access to more mainstream funding sources
  • from groups that may be unincorporated or incorporated
  • from groups with or without 501(c)3 status or a fiscal sponsor
  • from groups which have not received Social Justice Fund grants at least two years

How to Apply

Applicants must download preliminary application form available on the given website and submit in a prescribed format via email.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2OhpVjW

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  • Avatar Bruno Namisi Ignatius says:

    Dear Administrator,
    The website given is not accessible. We are a youth Non Government Organisation in Uganda that is running a program aimed at training and re-integration of ex-addicts and ex-prisoners. We feel that this call would be eligible for us. Please advise

  • Avatar Juma Emmanuel Omon says:

    Hello administrator, we are Nonprofit organization from Uganda striving to fight against worst forms of child labour, orphans and vulnerable children in the refugees settlement and the host villages. Is it applicable for me to apply for the grant?
    Blessing upon blessings.

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Juma Emmanuel Omon,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Samuel kange Mbong Nzoge says:

    Hello Administrator i am a Lawyer writing from Yaounde Cameroon.My team and i run an organization called Global Synergy for Human Rights and Democracy.Though we have not been incorporated yet because of the corrupt and dictatorial nature of our political system,we still boldly executes projects such human right friendly prisons where in we train prison administrators on human rights issues and fight to defend the rights of the inmates.Can our organization be eligible to apply for funding without its legal status? If yes then we will greatly appreciate.We are currently working on another very important project which needs urgent attention.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Samuel kange Mbong Nzoge,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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