Muste Institute’s Social Justice Fund to Support Grassroots Activist Projects from around the World

Deadline: 14 October 2019

The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute has announced a 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.

They are especially interested in funding efforts to:

  • end the violence of borders and the criminalization of immigrants
  • abolish the death penalty, shut down the prison industrial complex, redefine criminal justice
  • confront institutionalized repression against racial, ethnic, gender-based, and LGBTQ communities
  • support progressive workers movements and the eradication of poverty
  • dismantle the war machine, end state sponsored terrorism, expose the dangers of nuclear power

Priority Areas

The Social Justice Fund’s priority is to support:Searching for the fastest way to write proposals?

  • 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

Eligibility Criteria

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 applicants cannot receive a grant check made out to the name of applicants organization, applicants will need a fiscal sponsor. They cannot issue checks to individuals.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://ajmuste.org/programs#sjf

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