Muste Institute: Seeking Applications for Social Justice Fund

Deadline: 8 July 2019

The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute is seeking 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.

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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 that have or can obtain sufficient economic and in-kind support to carry out their regular work, but need additional support to carry out a project or build capacity

Eligibility Criteria

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The Muste Institute’s Social Justice fund considers proposals:

  • for new and ongoing projects or campaigns, or efforts to expand existing work
  • for capacity building, leadership development, and resource sustainability
  • for projects with expense budgets under $50,000
  • from grassroots organizatons with annual expenses of less than $500,000
  • from groups with limited access to more mainstream funding sources
  • from groups with or without 501(c)3 status or a fiscal sponsor
  • from groups which have not received Social Justice fund grants in 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.

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  • Avatar Mohamed says:

    Eligibility countries…?

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Mohamed,

      This opportunity is open to citizens of any country. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Juliet Ohahuru says:

    We are working in the area of Child sexual abuse prevention and we believe we meet the criteria to apply for this grant.

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Juliet Ohahuru,

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

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Naresh Dhakal. says:

    Please, share the eligible country and Non Grannted NGOs of Nepal.

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Naresh Dhakal,

      Nepal is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Jonathan says:

    The announcement has come at the right when we need funding the most. My Organization called Eswatini Social Institute is so lucky because we are applying now. Thank you for the announcements

  • Avatar Gift Khakana says:

    Please send call application form.


    Gift Khakana

  • Avatar TWIKIRIZE lois says:

    Dear all,
    Am Lois working with Uganda joint christian council(UJCC). A Ugandan. Head of programs at UJCC. Ujcc is a faith Based Organisation at the same time an advocacy organisation from grass grass root to National level. UJcc is composed of three churches that is Uganda Orthodox church, Church of uganda Anglicans and the Roman Catholic church. ujcc uses the structurs for these churches from Grass root to top all mover the country. UJCC has a program of Human rights and good governance in here we have been helping people in Mining, oil and gas who are facing injustices and peace and reconciliation department.we believe we meet the criteria to apply for this grant.

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