Muste Institute Social Justice Fund: Supporting Grassroots Activist Projects in United States and Around the World


Organisation:  A.J. Muste Memorial Institute

Apply By:  05 Mar . 2018


Muste Institute Social Justice Fund: Supporting Grassroots Activist Projects in United States and Around the World
 

Deadline: 5 March 2018

The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute is seeking applications for its Social Justice Fund to support grassroots activist projects in the United States and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources. Social Justice Fund’s are especially interested in funding efforts to:

  • Stop war and militarism
  • Abolish the death penalty
  • Support labor organizing
  • Defend immigrant rights
  • Oppose prison injustice
  • Expose the dangers of nuclear weapons and nuclear power

Priorities:

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 and send it via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Social Justice Fund.

 

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