New Yorkers march in support of immigrant rights in 2016.
We support people-powered organizations working to advance social justice on multiple, intersecting fronts.

What We Fund

Our grantmaking prioritizes organizations that are:

  • Led by queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, people of color
  • Nonprofits and fiscally sponsored projects based in New York and Mississippi that are creating cross-issue strategies for long-term, systemic change and analyzing power through interconnected justice frames centered on race, gender, equitable development, and Indigenous sovereignty
  • Regional collaboratives or organizations working in the Northeast or South with a national reach bridging organizing at the local, state, and federal levels to elevate the power of the grassroots

How We Fund

We offer multi-year general-operating support because we know it is essential to grassroots’ organizations capacity to sustain their work, respond to emerging needs, take risks, and fulfill their missions over the long term.

Interested in learning more about grantmaking?

Information for Grantseekers

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How can I apply for a grant?

We do not accept unsolicited proposals. Recognizing that both the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and most grassroots organizations have limited staff capacities, we use our resources to offer multi-year general-operating support to grantee partners whose missions and work align deeply with ours.

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Who are your current and past grantee partners?

We support grassroots organizations led by the people most impacted by injustices — particularly women of color and Indigenous people — as they have the lived experience of being disenfranchised by unjust systems and have the clearest view of solutions. We support our partners to work on multiple fronts, and on intersecting issues, to advance racial justice and gender justice across geographic and issue areas.  See our most recent grantee partners.

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What is your typical grant?

To give sustained support to people-powered organizations who know best how to advance their missions, we prioritize multi-year general-operating grants, with a focus on organizations based in the United States. Typical grant amounts range from $10,000 to $75,000.

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Where do you support work?

We concentrate the impact of our grants by working in partnership with communities in a limited number of geographic locations. We prioritize organizations working throughout New York State and Mississippi.

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What is your grant cycle?

While some grants are approved on a rolling basis, the majority are approved three times per year, during our spring, summer, and fall Board meetings.

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Where does your funding come from?

We are a private foundation that draws on the endowment left by Charles F. Noyes (1878–1969) and Jessie Smith Noyes (1885–1936). The endowment is invested in line with our mission and advances our social impact goals. We spend around six percent of our assets annually in the form of grants.

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Do you only give to 501(c)(3) organizations?

Yes. We only make grants to organizations that meet the US Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) requirements as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. We do make grants to qualifying fiscal sponsors of organizations that do not hold their own 501(c)(3) status.

Our Grantees

Activists with a Purpose Plus

Grenada, MS

Mississippi

Akweku Osh^’he Yukwayotee

Oneida Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

American Indian Law Alliance

Haudenosaunee Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Amplify Fund

Oakland, CA

National

Black Farmer Fund

New York (Statewide)

New York State

Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project

Houston, TX

National

Black Love Resists in the Rust

Buffalo, NY

New York State

Bogue Chitto Lincoln Community Development Center

Bogue Chitto, MS

Mississippi

BYP 100 Education Fund (Mississippi Chapter)

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

BYP 100 Education Fund (National)

Chicago, IL

National

Campaign for Southern Equality

Asheville, NC

Mississippi

Cary Christian Center

Cary, MS

Mississippi

Chester Agricultural Center

Chester, NY

New York State

Chief Seattle Club

Seattle, WA

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Choctaw Fresh Produce

Choctaw Territory, MS

Mississippi

Citizen Action

New York (Statewide)

New York State

City Wide Tenant Union of Rochester

Rochester, NY

New York State

Clean Air Coalition of Western New York

Buffalo, NY

New York State

Clean Slate Behavioral Health Solutions

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Coahoma County Diaper Bank

Clarksdale, MS

New York State

Columbia County Sanctuary Movement

Hudson Valley, NY

New York State

Common Future

Oakland, CA

National

Community Food Funders

New York, NY

New York State

Concerned Citizens for Justice

Greenville, MS

Mississippi

Cooperative Community of New West Jackson

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Crossroads Cultural Arts Center

Clarksdale, MS

Mississippi

Cultural Conservancy

Bay Area, CA

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Defending the Dream Fund

Washington, DC

National

Friends of the Akwesasne Freedom School

Mohawk Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Healing Hand Foundation

Juneau, AK

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Higher Purpose, Co.

Clarksdale, MS

Mississippi

Indigenous 20 Something Project

Gresham, OR

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

It Takes Roots

Takoma Park, MD

National

Local Progress

Brooklyn, NY

National

Long Island Community Foundation

Melville, NY

New York State

Love Me Unlimited 4 Life

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Mississippi Association of Cooperatives

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Mississippi Votes

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights

Greenville, MS

Mississippi

Movement for Black Lives

National

MS Safe Schools Coalition

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

National Black Food Justice Alliance

Washington, DC

National

Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties

Seneca Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance

Scandia, MN

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Native Wellness Institute

Gresham, OR

Indigenous Led Initiatives

NDN Collective

Rapid City, SD

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Syracuse Peacemaking Project

Syracuse, NY

New York State

New Economy Coalition

Cambridge, MA

National

New Economy Project

New York (Statewide)

New York State

Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center

Newburgh, NY

New York State

Northeast Farmers of Color

New York (Statewide)

New York State

Ohero:kon–Rites of Passage

Haudenosaunee Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

One Voice

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

ONKWE

Mohawk Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

People’s Advocacy Institute

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Piper Fund

National

Reproductive Health Investors Alliance

San Francisco, CA

National

Rise Up Kingston

Kingston, NY

New York State

SEPA Mujer, Inc.

Patchogue, NY

New York State

Seven Dancers Coalition

Haudenosaunee Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Southern Echo

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Sunflower County Parents and Students United

Indianola, MS

Mississippi

Sunrise Movement Education Fund

Washington, DC

National

Traditional Center for Knowledge and Healing

Haudenosaunee Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Tutwiler Community Education Center

Tutwiler, MS

Mississippi

Women’s Foundation of Mississippi

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Yee Ha’oolniidoo

Navajo and Hopi Nations

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Indigenous Environmental Network

Bemidji, MN

National

North Star Fund

New York, NY

New York State

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Activists with a Purpose Plus

Grenada, MS

Mississippi

Activists with Purpose Plus provides parents and students most impacted by discriminatory disciplinary rulings and hearings with the tools they need to combat racism and sexism in Mississippi schools. Noyes funding supported work on the 2020 Census, build culturally responsive schools, dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline and build an after-school freedom school program.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Akweku Osh^’he Yukwayotee

Oneida Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Akweku Osh^be Yukwayotee consists of nine young On^yote?a·ká women, motivated to move beyond trauma, politics, and physical displacement to rebuild the matrilineal design, and rekindling the fire among women who traditionally made decisions regarding land, children, and direction of the Nation. Noyes funding supported knowledge gathering of shared language, medicines, foods, ceremonies, and cultural arts to revive the spirit and health of the Oneida nation at a critical moment in history.

Grant History
  • 2019$20,000
  • 2020$20,000
  • 2020$3,500
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American Indian Law Alliance

Haudenosaunee Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

American Indian Law Alliance assists traditional and grassroots Native leaders in the US to communicate their perspectives and issues in international fora, including the annual sessions of the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and the Organization of American States in Washington, DC.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Amplify Fund

Oakland, CA

National

The Amplify Fund is a funder collaborative that believes community power is the key driver of just and equitable development. Amplify Fund supports people of color and low-income communities to build power and influence decisions about the places where they live. Amplify centers racial justice and believes in following the wisdom and guidance of local leaders in eight places: Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennesse, and California.

Grant History
  • 2019$75,000
  • 2020$75,000
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Black Farmer Fund

New York (Statewide)

New York State

The Black Farmer Fund establishes low interest rates in historically inaccessible markets and creates pension plans for black farmers as a community wealth building strategy. Noyes grantmaking dollars were used to hire a full-time staff member to convene communities around New York State on alternative, community-driven investment vehicles for the black food system in rural and urban spaces.

Grant History
  • 2019$50,000
  • 2020$50,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project

Houston, TX

National

Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project is the only black migrant organization that centers trans leadership and is focused on changing current cultural narratives of Black LGBTQ migration while building transnational Black migrant leadership. Noyes funding supported Black LGBTQ migrant communities engaged in the inaugural Black Queer Migrant Survey to work in coalition with other migrant rights movements to stop the enforcement, detention, and deportation of migrant people.

Grant History
  • 2019$35,000
  • 2020$35,000
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Black Love Resists in the Rust

Buffalo, NY

New York State

Black Love Resist in the Rust utilizes embodied leadership and healing justice to dismantle white supremacy, capitalism, and patriarchy. The city of Buffalo illegally searched and seized property through racialized vehicular checkpoints in 2011 – 2018. Noyes funding supported increased organizing, canvassing, and base building with other organizations focused on similar police brutality and democratized budgetary work.

Grant History
  • 2019$37,000
  • 2020$37,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Bogue Chitto Lincoln Community Development Center

Bogue Chitto, MS

Mississippi

Bogue Chitto Lincoln County Community Development Center is a community-based organization committed to enhancing quality of life and organizing efforts of youth and senior citizens in rural communities through sustainable practices. Noyes funding supported the development of a Mentorship Program for community elders to transfer knowledge and skills and create a youth leadership engagement program that encourages workforce development and social activism.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
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BYP 100 Education Fund (Mississippi Chapter)

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

BYP100 is a national, member-based advocacy organization of 18-35 year-old organizers dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people through a queer feminist lens. Noyes funding supported the expansion Black Mama Bailouts, town hall meetings, the defense of black women and gender non-confirming women, and engagement in the City of Jackson’s participatory budgeting processes.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
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BYP 100 Education Fund (National)

Chicago, IL

National

BYP100 is a national, member-based advocacy organization of 18-35 year old organizers dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people through a queer feminist lens. Noyes funding bolstered local advocacy, direction action, political and popular education, and leadership development work of a cohort of youth campaign fellows focused on transformative leadership.

Grant History
  • 2019$35,000
  • 2020$35,000
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Campaign for Southern Equality

Asheville, NC

Mississippi
Grant History
  • 2020$10,000
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Cary Christian Center

Cary, MS

Mississippi

Cary Christian Center is a faith driven non-profit community development organization primarily concerned with quality of life improvements for residents of the Lower Mississippi Delta area. Noyes funding supported work addressing infant mortality and community development efforts for families living in Sharkey, Issaquena, and Washington counties.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Chester Agricultural Center

Chester, NY

New York State

Chester Agricultural Center provides affordable long-term access to 180 acres of organic farm land, with racial equity and labor rights embedded in hiring practices and farm ownership. Noyes funding expanded their racial justice and organizing programming.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Chief Seattle Club

Seattle, WA

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Chief Seattle Club reduces homelessness through the provision of hot meals, showers and laundry services for Seattle’s Alaskan Indian and Alaska Native population and through End Urban Indigenous Homelessness in King County coalition leadership. Noyes funding supported the development of an 80 unit facility that provides social services for Alaskan Indians /Alaska Natives in Seattle.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Choctaw Fresh Produce

Choctaw Territory, MS

Mississippi

Choctaw Fresh Produce’s mission is to grow as much fresh produce for the community as possible. Over the past seven years, CFP has built resilient farming infrastructure with the capacity to supply a significant percentage of the Tribe’s demand for fresh produce, which was previously entirely outsourced. Noyes funding supported employment opportunities with Choctaw Fresh Produce on tribal lands.

Grant History
  • 2019$50,000
  • 2020$50,000
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Citizen Action

New York (Statewide)

New York State

Citizen Action is a powerful education affiliate with offices in eight regions, expanding their upstate presence. Citizen Action provides meaningful opportunities for low and moderate income New Yorkers to partake in collective action and policy victories that enhance their lives. Noyes funding expanded their leadership development programming for organizers in upstate New York.

Grant History
  • 2019$20,000
  • 2020$20,000
  • 2020$3,500
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City Wide Tenant Union of Rochester

Rochester, NY

New York State

The City Wide Tenant Union of Rochester is a grassroots housing justice movement that elevates housing as a human right and secures community and tenant power. Noyes funding supported the local implementation of recent state legislation housing victories and increase leadership capacity of those most impacted by the housing crisis. This includes expanding training and workshops on political education, basic organizing skills, conflict resolution, and relational culture.

Grant History
  • 2019$13,000
  • 2020$13,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Clean Air Coalition of Western New York

Buffalo, NY

New York State

Clean Air Coalition is a grassroots, membership-based environmental health and justice organization, whose members and leaders live and work in overburdened communities in Western New York. Noyes funding supported Just Transition campaigns and activities around the redevelopment of two recently retired coal based facilities in Tonawanda. Resources also went toward exploring the establishment of a land trust and bio-remediation of a former industrial site.

Grant History
  • 2019$22,500
  • 2020$22,500
  • 2020$3,500
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Clean Slate Behavioral Health Solutions

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Clean Slate Behavioral Health Solutions works with individuals, families and communities to address issues that hinder healthy growth and development, and assist those trapped in systems and institutional structures built on racism and oppression. Noyes funding supported programming addressing issues of generational poverty, sexual abuse, and other forms of violence by providing: trauma-informed care and conflict resolution workshops for health care, law enforcement, HBCU, public school and service professionals and research about violence prone zip codes for the City of Jackson.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
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Coahoma County Diaper Bank

Clarksdale, MS

New York State

The Coahoma County Diaper Bank participates in women’s rights, birth justice, and childhood poverty awareness raising efforts, ultimately hoping to increase educational and employment opportunities for caregivers and level the playing field for women and working mothers. Noyes funding launched an internship program focused on job readiness skills, leadership development, and advocacy and purchase 1,000 more diapers for families in need.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$3,500
  • 2020$10,000
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Columbia County Sanctuary Movement

Hudson Valley, NY

New York State

Columbia County Sanctuary Movement organizes with immigrants to support and defend their community. Working as an extension and on behalf of of Green Light NY, Columbia County Sanctuary Movement enables undocumented members to access much-needed services, employment, and independence. Noyes resources also expanded their DOJ recognition program, which fills a gap need of regional legal representation of undocumented people.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Common Future

Oakland, CA

National

Common Future is an intermediary that unites wealth-holders and wealth-builders across the United States to advance equitable economy models. Noyes funding supported the launch of social entrepreneur and capital syndication programming for a network of local leaders to aggregate community capital and strategically influence national policy players.

Grant History
  • 2019$30,000
  • 2020$30,000
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Community Food Funders

New York, NY

New York State

Community Food Funders is a NY-NJ-CT philanthropic project that supports transition to an equitable, ecologically sound, and economically robust regional food system. Community Food Funders builds communal wealth through local growing, processing, regional distribution and fair trade practices. Noyes funding supported the second cohort of the Seeding Power Fellowship in Fall 2020.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
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Concerned Citizens for Justice

Greenville, MS

Mississippi

Concerned Citizens for Justice is a community organizing group and advocacy agency that encourages political, social, and economic empowerment in Northeast, MS. Noyes funding old bi-monthly meetings, sustain a community platform to discuss public allocation of resources throughout Lee county, mobilize against gentrification, build radical systems change leaders; and perform outreach activities.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
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Cooperative Community of New West Jackson

Jackson, MS

Mississippi
Grant History
  • 2020$3,500
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Crossroads Cultural Arts Center

Clarksdale, MS

Mississippi

The Crossroads Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit cultural center that utilizes the power of art to transform community. Primary programs include Thinking Outside the Trap, Clarksdale Rites of Passage, and the Unrecorded History of Blues. Noyes funding supported additional arts programming aligned with contemporary movements for social and economic justice for African American people.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
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Cultural Conservancy

Bay Area, CA

Indigenous Led Initiatives

The Cultural Conservancy’s programs aim to revitalize Indigenous lands and cultures, supporting the healing of historical trauma by returning physical, mental and spiritual health and well-being to displaced Indigenous communities who have restricted access to their lands, territories and natural resources on Ohlone Territory. Noyes funding supported a five year strategic planning process following the acquisition of a 7.6 acre farm and historical site.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
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Defending the Dream Fund

Washington, DC

National

Defending the Dream Fund was created in partnership with other mission aligned foundations to defend targeted communities against severe and destructive policies and work towards a just, equitable and caring society. Defending the Dream Fund supports multi-issue, immediate, long term, and intersectional power building and civic engagement at local and state levels.

Grant History
  • 2019$53,000
  • 2020$53,000
  • 2020$50,000
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Friends of the Akwesasne Freedom School

Mohawk Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

The Akwesasne Freedom School is a full day language immersion program that is seen as the model for many Indigenous communities. The Akwesasne Freedom School led the Native Language revitalization movement in 1985. Noyes funding supported the instruction of Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) language and cultural preparation for Longhouse participation and other traditional practices.

Grant History
  • 2019$50,000
  • 2020$50,000
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Healing Hand Foundation

Juneau, AK

Indigenous Led Initiatives

The Healing Hand Foundation connects Alaska Native people with medical assistance and/or durable medical equipment during times of hardship, with increasing rates of suicide and substance abuse; specifically in Southeast Alaska and the rural villages in our communities. Noyes Funding increased Healing Hand Foundation staff’s capacity to participate in the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium beneficiaries which serve Alaska Natives and U.S. Veterans in Alaska.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Higher Purpose, Co.

Clarksdale, MS

Mississippi

Higher Purpose Co is anchored in solutions-based organizing focused on building community wealth across Mississippi with Black residents supporting their ownership of financial, cultural, and political power. Noyes funding helped implement a three-year economic justice strategy that includes a Community Wealth Institute focused on community education, narrative change, and economic justice advocacy in the Mississippi Delta.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Indigenous 20 Something Project

Gresham, OR

Indigenous Led Initiatives

The Indigenous 20 Something Project is an inter-tribal movement focused on healing a generation by promoting, creating, and sustaining healthy lasting collaborations among Indigenous 20-somethings. Noyes funding supported the completion of the film, Tekona, a cultural narrative health tool focusing on the mental health of a young Indigenous man experiencing emotional vulnerability and his relationship to his matriarchal lineage. The film will be accompanied with a story telling guide and utilized as an advocacy platform in various Indigenous communities.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

The Institute for the Advancement of Minority health is dedicated to improving the health outcomes of minority communities. In Mississippi, this means infant mortality and poverty reduction with a focus on building a power base of health workers that aid Black community members in navigating racist medical systems. Noyes funding supported the construction of community-based coalitions to address the social determinants of health and eliminate racialized health outcomes. Continue social service distribution, education, and community health worker organizing programming.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
  • 2020$3,500
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It Takes Roots

Takoma Park, MD

National

It Takes Roots is a multiracial, multicultural, and multigenerational network of+J7 alliances led by women, gender non-conforming people, people of color, and Indigenous Peoples working to address the intersecting crises of democracy, economy, and ecology. Noyes funding supported partnerships with other cross-sectoral forces to fight a federal Green New deal with strong local and state implementation.

Grant History
  • 2019$35,000
  • 2020$35,000
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Local Progress

Brooklyn, NY

National

Local Progress is a network of elected officials across the United States unified in their commitment to shared prosperity, equal justice, livable and sustainable communities, and good government that serves the public interest. Noyes funding allowed Local Progress to continue working with the Upstate/Downstate Housing Alliance to expand the participation of municipalities to enact rent stabilization across New York State, research and recommend innovative public safety budgets in Mississippi, and launch a pilot program developing the leadership and governance skills of state and local elected officials.

Grant History
  • 2019$40,000
  • 2020$40,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Long Island Community Foundation

Melville, NY

New York State

The Long Island Community Foundation invests in organizational ability and sustainable social justice resources. Noyes funds were used to establish a match fund to build power, trust, and collectivity amongst the immigrant and Black communities of Long Island. This racial justice fund will build the local ecosystem and eventually connect to State power-building efforts.

Grant History
  • 2019$42,500
  • 2020$52,500
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Love Me Unlimited 4 Life

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Love Me Unlimited 4 Life’s mission is to instill hope, resilience and self-esteem in the LGBTQ community while ending gender and sexual oppression throughout Mississippi, connecting trans women with resources that promote independence, including housing, career counseling, HIV/STD screening, transgender care, and civic empowerment. Noyes funding increased access to economic and health services for the survival of Black transgender women through a series of advocacy/leadership workshops, organized actions such as a TransWatch Advocacy Day, and civic engagement trainings.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Mississippi Association of Cooperatives

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Mississippi Association of Cooperatives sustains cooperative businesses efforts of socially disadvantaged, veteran farmers and ranchers, and rural farm families through business plan development, feasibility studies, strategic planning, organizational and structural development, will and estate planning, marketing, financial planning and crop and livestock production. Noyes funding supported the infrastructure of grassroots cooperative development, land retention, and rural advocacy through enterprise and leadership cultivation.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

The Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable is an inter-generational civic engagement statewide network and the women and girl’s empowerment arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation championing equitable public policy on behalf of Black women and girls in Mississippi and across the South. Noyes funding built mayoral and city council co-power through education sessions on Equal Pay, pregnancy accommodation policies in the workplace, and census and redistricting initiatives.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

The Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance uses advocacy, education, organizing and legal services to expand and protect the rights of immigrants and the growing Latinx population in Mississippi. Noyes funding supported the hiring of organizing staff in North Mississippi and the Gulf Coast, increasingly targeted regions of violence and ICE raids.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
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Mississippi Votes

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Mississippi Votes is a youth civic engagement organizing and advocacy organization cultivating a transformative culture of civic engagement throughout the state of Mississippi. Noyes funding supported the growth of liberation leadership programming tailored to the civic needs of North, South, and Central Mississippi with a focus on restoration regeneration of sacred civic work.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights

Greenville, MS

Mississippi

The Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights utilizes direct action and public awareness campaigns to ensure better workplace conditions for all workers in Mississippi. Noyes funding supports the Fannie Lou Hammer Summer Internship program, which is the leadership arm of the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights. Interns will mobilize 5,000 local residents and organize injured workers in time for legislative hearings in summer 2020.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Movement for Black Lives

National
Grant History
  • 2020$100,000
  • 2020$10,000
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MS Safe Schools Coalition

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

The Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition is a coalition of Gender and Sexuality Alliances across the state of Mississippi which acts as an organizing body, leadership development organization, and platform to advocate for LGBTQ youth in Mississippi. Noyes funding is training students and allies to create inclusive and healthy environments for LGBTQ students in Mississippi schools as well as advocate for policies that reflect the realities and safety needed for queer and gender non-confirming youth in Mississippi.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
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National Black Food Justice Alliance

Washington, DC

National

National Black Food and Justice Alliance is a network of Black-led organizations working towards advancing Black leadership, building Black self-determination, institution building and organizing for food sovereignty, land justice, and Black liberation. Noyes funding provided operational support to convene, train, and coordinate Black food system leaders around exploitation, theft, sustainable earth stewardship and cooperative food system institutions.

Grant History
  • 2019$40,000
  • 2020$40,000
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Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties

Seneca Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

The Gathering of Good Minds hosted by Native American Community Services provides opportunities for Native youth and their families to participate in group discussions and planning sessions addressing a wide variety of areas of importance to Native communities, including environmental issues, traditional teachings and practices, education and health issues (including HIV/AIDS), identity issues for Native, bi- and multi-racial youth, rites of passage, and language. Noyes funding supported attendance outreach to Native youth to increase cultural resiliency practices and the leadership of Native youth at the Gathering of Good Minds.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
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Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance

Scandia, MN

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance is a national network of indigenous leaders dedicated to restoring food systems that support tribal self-determination, community wellness, and rebuilding relationships with the land, water, plants and animals that sustain human life. Noyes funding contributed to food sovereignty systems, connecting Native food growers with local chefs.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Native Wellness Institute

Gresham, OR

Indigenous Led Initiatives

The Native Wellness Institute is a leading training and technical assistance organization rooted in Native culture with trauma, healing, and historical informed practices that provide the opportunity for intergeneration and communal healing. Noyes funding supported the development of curriculum, videos, and discussion guides on the conditions contributing to missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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NDN Collective

Rapid City, SD

Indigenous Led Initiatives
Grant History
  • 2020$70,000
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Syracuse Peacemaking Project

Syracuse, NY

New York State

The Peacemaking Project is a Syracuse based restorative justice program working with the justice system to divert cases from court and into the community for healing. Noyes funding supported public education trainings, communal safety protocols, and narrative campaigns to transform lacking cohesion, segregation, and unsafe housing conditions.

Grant History
  • 2019$20,000
  • 2020$20,000
  • 2020$3,500
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New Economy Coalition

Cambridge, MA

National

New Economy Coalition builds the collective power of participatory economic development and community governance through 210 member organizations that represent a diverse cross-section of movement, grassroots community organizing, worker cooperatives, community land trusts, impact investors, and think tanks. Noyes funding helped scale investments in working class communities and communities of color, increasing their control over land and labor through local policy convenings and trainings.

Grant History
  • 2019$40,000
  • 2020$40,000
  • 2020$3,500
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New Economy Project

New York (Statewide)

New York State

The New Economy Project builds community wealth and ends systemic and discriminatory wealth extraction from New York communities through broad coalition partnership across all eight New York State regions. New Economy Project is rooted in cooperation, racial, economic, and gender justice, and ecological sustainability. Noyes fundng expanded NEP’s statewide New York Community Equity Agenda through regional gatherings and community-led cooperative development.

Grant History
  • 2019$20,000
  • 2020$20,000
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Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center

Newburgh, NY

New York State

The Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center is a hub for resources, community building, advocacy, and organizing for more resilient networks of LGBTQ people and their allies facing racial, social and economic barriers in the Hudson Valley. Noyes provided operational support for a part-time community organizer to cultivate a base in Poughkeepsie, support safety practices, and expand healing justice program and modality offerings to youth, adults, and the community.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Northeast Farmers of Color

New York (Statewide)

New York State

The Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust secures land tenure for POC farmers and advances the vision of sacred land stewardship that honors ancestral dreams of sustainable farming, human habitat, ceremony, native ecosystem restoration, and cultural preservation. Noyes grant dollars funded the establishment of an Indigenous Land Access Consultation Policy, the acquisition and maintenance of additional land for farmers of color, and supplemented the salaries of two co-directors that cover large multi-state regions.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Ohero:kon–Rites of Passage

Haudenosaunee Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Ohero:kon was founded by the parents of families that attended the Akwesasne Freedom School in 1979, it is now a community institution of cultural reclamation and ceremony. Noyes funding supported the development of a cultural intervention strategy for youth to nurture their transition into adulthood, guided by a caring community of peers and elders through ceremony, ritual and teachings.

Grant History
  • 2019$20,000
  • 2020$20,000
  • 2020$3,500
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One Voice

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

One Voice is a statewide civic engagement organization working to democratize public policy to ensure an equal voice to traditionally silenced communities. Noyes funding deepened coalition work and organizing activities to democratize rural electrical cooperatives, and influence policy decisions affecting Mississippi communities in the areas of voting rights, public education, mass incarceration, economic security and energy choices.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
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ONKWE

Mohawk Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Onkwe’s mission is to spread awareness of nutritional eating, Mohawk food growing practices and recipes, and the maintaining health in the home. Noyes provided operational support to sustain Mohawk cultural and food traditions.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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People’s Advocacy Institute

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

People’s Advocacy Institute seeks to engage communities in policy and systems change efforts through people’s assemblies, alternatives to incarceration trainings and technical assistance inspiring self-determination and community-driven solutions to crime and punitive legal systems. Noyes funding supported the co-leadership of a community evaluation of police and police accountability board, activating community members directly impacted by police violence, mass incarceration and failed community safety efforts that criminalize rather than cultivate and restore community.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
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Piper Fund

National
Grant History
  • 2020$50,000
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Reproductive Health Investors Alliance

San Francisco, CA

National

The Reproductive Health Investors Alliance’s (RHIA) mission is to bring new capital and enterprise into under-valued areas of reproductive health. With Noyes Fund RHIA engaged in public equity and shareholder activism around the financial return and social impact of emerging reproductive health technologies.

Grant History
  • 2019$50,000
  • 2020$50,000
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Rise Up Kingston

Kingston, NY

New York State

Rise Up Kingston is a grassroots organization led by people experiencing racism, classism, and gender oppression daily; organizing to win collective power and build an economy that meets the social and environmental needs of all. Noyes provided operational support to hire a community organizer leading the creation of a police oversight commission with the long-term of direct-action organizing on criminal justice reform with an abolitionist lens and focus on community investment.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
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SEPA Mujer, Inc.

Patchogue, NY

New York State

SEPA Mujer is a community-based grassroots organization that brings together Latina immigrant community members to speak out against injustice, provide social services, leadership development, stand united against domestic and intimate partner violence, and push for greater social equity. Noyes funds supported the opening of a fifth chapter in eastern Suffolk, where few resources are available to Latinas, most vulnerable to exploitation, abuse and wage theft because of the rural farmland setting.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Seven Dancers Coalition

Haudenosaunee Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

Seven Dancers Coalition’s program is committed to ending violence against native women and their families by changing the way the Native communities respond to trauma. Noyes funding supported the expansion of community programming that ends violence against Native women and their families, focusing on men’s integrity, respect and cultural traditions.

Grant History
  • 2019$50,000
  • 2020$50,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Southern Echo

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Southern Echo is a leadership development, education, and training organization working to develop new, accountable grassroots leadership in African-American and low-wealth communities throughout Mississippi and the South. Noyes funding supported direct civic engagement campaigns, digital advocacy tools, and town halls to disrupt the historical distrust between census collection staff and African American communities for the 2020 Census.

Grant History
  • 2019$25,000
  • 2020$25,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative

Jackson, MS

Mississippi

Working in the rural Black Belt of Alabama, Georgia, and the Mississippi Delta, Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative engages women in advocacy and policy initiatives that redirect local, state, and federal resources to help ensure women’s full participation and access to economic and social justice. Noyes funding leveraged organizing strategies through six human rights commissions across the Mississippi Delta fighting for secured K-12 education for girls and quality and accessible women’s reproductive healthcare.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Sunflower County Parents and Students United

Indianola, MS

Mississippi

Sunflower County Parents and Students United is broad based, rural, multi-issue grassroots community-based organization that utilizes an inter-generational model to co-power the citizens of Sunflower County to hold their public and elected officials accountable to the needs and interests of poor, low wealth, African-Americans. Noyes funding expanded civic participation and outreach work to incarcerated populations and disseminate toolkits on 2020 Census Redistricting efforts.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Sunrise Movement Education Fund

Washington, DC

National

The Sunrise Movement Education Fund provides training and mobilization for a mass movement of young people demanding just, wide-sweeping federal climate action that exposes the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on American politics. Noyes funding supporting the scaling up civic engagement trainings and non-partisan voter registration in 6 key states prior to the 2020 election and the development Green New Deal training for Historically Black College and Universisty students in Mississippi.

Grant History
  • 2019$35,000
  • 2020$35,000
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Traditional Center for Knowledge and Healing

Haudenosaunee Territory, NY

Indigenous Led Initiatives

The Traditional Center for Knowledge and Healing provides a place disconnected from the status quo of society, totally immersed in nature, fueled by sustainable energy, so that a deeper connection with self and nature can occur without interruption. Noyes funding supported programming that encourages healing, sobriety and self-determination of Native peoples in right, sovereign relationship with nature.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Tutwiler Community Education Center

Tutwiler, MS

Mississippi

The Tutwiler Community Education Center services children and teens ages 7-18 with the goal of strengthening families through programs that address the needs of the community. Noyes funding supported travel and educational programming for youth in Northwest rural Mississippi to connect with their resilience and political history.

Grant History
  • 2019$10,000
  • 2020$10,000
  • 2020$3,500
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Women’s Foundation of Mississippi

Jackson, MS

Mississippi
Grant History
  • 2020$10,000
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Yee Ha’oolniidoo

Navajo and Hopi Nations

Indigenous Led Initiatives
Grant History
  • 2020$5,000
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Indigenous Environmental Network

Bemidji, MN

National

IEN is an alliance of indigenous peoples whose shared mission is to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from contamination and exploitation by respecting and adhering to indigenous knowledge and natural law

Grant History
  • 2016$25,000
  • 2020$30,000
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North Star Fund

New York, NY

New York State

North Star Fund is New York’s community foundation that is upending traditional views of how philanthropy can support grassroots movements for justice.

Grant History
  • 2016$35,000
  • 2014$35,000
  • 2020$40,000
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