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

What We Fund

Racial justice, environmental justice, and gender equity—all of these elements, and more, are essential to a thriving, equitable society. Our grantmaking prioritizes organizations that are:

  • Engaged with organizing and advocacy
  • Led by the people most impacted by injustices they’re addressing
  • Analyzing power through the lenses of race and gender
  • Creating collaborative and cross-issue strategies for systemic change.
  • US-based based nonprofits and fiscally sponsored organizations

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.

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Our Grantees

ACLU Foundation

New York, NY

Reproductive Rights

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association

Salinas, CA

Food Systems

Alaska Community Action on Toxics

Anchorage, AK

Environmental Justice

ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York

New York, NY

Sustainable NYC

All* Above All

Washington, DC

Reproductive Rights

As You Sow

Oakland, CA

Cross-issue Organizing

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

Portland, OR

Reproductive Rights

Black Mesa Water Coalition

Flagstaff, AZ

Environmental Justice

Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD)

Washington, DC

Cross-issue Organizing

Black Urban Growers

New York, NY

Food Systems

Black Women for Wellness

Los Angeles, CA

Reproductive Rights

Brandworkers

Long Island City, NY

Food Systems
Sustainable NYC

Breath of My Heart Birth Place

Espanola, NM

Reproductive Rights

Castanea Fellowship

Oakland, CA

Food Systems

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

Brooklyn, NY

Cross-issue Organizing

Brooklyn Food Coalition

Brooklyn, NY

Environmental Justice
Sustainable NYC

California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative

Oakland, CA

Environmental Justice

Center for Earth, Energy, and Democracy

Minneapolis, MN

Environmental Justice

Center for Effective Philanthropy

Cambridge, MA

Affinity Group

Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment

Oakland, CA

Environmental Justice

Chicago Abortion Fund

Chicago, IL

Reproductive Rights

Climate Justice Alliance

Oakland, CA

Environmental Justice

Coastal Communities Collaborative

Gray, LA

Environmental Justice

CoFED

Santa Rosa, CA

Food Systems

Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights

Denver, CO

Reproductive Rights

Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas

Glassboro, NJ

Food Systems

Common Counsel Foundation

Oakland, CA

Environmental Justice

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

Mercersburg, PA

Food Systems

Community Voices Heard

New York, NY

Sustainable NYC

Corbin Hill Food Project

New York, NY

Food Systems

DataCenter

Oakland, CA

Environmental Justice

East Michigan Environmental Action Council

Detroit, MI

Food Systems

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

Commerce, CA

Environmental Justice

EDGE Funders Alliance

San Francisco, CA

Affinity Group

Environmental Grantmakers Association

New York, NY

Affinity Group

Fair Food Standards Council

Sarasota, FL

Food Systems

Farm Aid

Cambridge, MA

Food Systems

Farmworker Association of Florida

Apopka, FL

Food Systems

Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund

East Point, GA

Food Systems

Feminist Women’s Health Center

Chico, CA

Reproductive Rights

First Peoples Conservation Council

Montegut, LA

Food Systems

Food Chain Workers Alliance

Los Angeles, CA

Food Systems

Fresno Food Commons Trust

Fresno, CA

Food Systems

Gateway Women’s Access Fund

St. Louis, MO

Reproductive Rights

Grassroots Global Justice

Miami, FL

Environmental Justice

Green Leadership Trust

Washington, DC

Environmental Justice

GreenFaith

Highland Park, NJ

Environmental Justice

Hattie Carthan Community Garden

Brooklyn, NY

Food Systems
Sustainable NYC

HEAL Food Alliance

Oakland, CA

Food Systems

Honor the Earth

Minneapolis, MN

Cross-issue Organizing

Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture Institute

Kykotsmovi Village, AZ

Food Systems

Hunger Action Network of New York State

Albany, NY

Food Systems

Indigenous Environmental Network

Bemidji, MN

Environmental Justice

Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First

Oakland, CA

Food Systems

International Indian Treaty Council

San Francisco, CA

Environmental Justice
Reproductive Rights

Jane’s Due Process

Austin, TX

Reproductive Rights

Just Food

New York, NY

Food Systems

JustFund

Washington, DC

Cross-issue Organizing

Justice Committee

New York, NY

Cross-issue Organizing

Land Loss Prevention Project

Durham, NC

Food Systems

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

San Francisco, CA

Cross-issue Organizing

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

Chicago, IL

Environmental Justice

Los Angeles Food Policy Council, a Project of Community Partners

Los Angeles, CA

Food Systems

Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project

Oakland, CA

Food Systems

Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment

Albuquerque, NM

Environmental Justice

National Advocates for Pregnant Women

New York, NY

Reproductive Rights

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

Washington, DC

Reproductive Rights

National Black Food and Justice Alliance

Atlanta, GA

Food Systems

National Family Farm Coalition

Washington, DC

Food Systems

National Immigrant Farming Initiative, Inc.

El Paso, TX

Environmental Justice
Food Systems

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

New York, NY

Reproductive Rights

National Women’s Health Network

Washington, DC

Reproductive Rights

NC NAACP/NAACP Collective Action Fund

Raleigh, NC

Environmental Justice

NCABL Land Loss Prevention Project

Durham, NC

Food Systems

New Voices Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Reproductive Rights

New York City Community Garden Coalition

New York, NY

Food Systems

New Yorkers Against Fracking

Brooklyn, NY

Environmental Justice
Sustainable NYC

North Dakota Women’s Network

Bismarck, ND

Reproductive Rights

North Star Fund

New York, NY

Food Systems

Northeast Farm Access

Ghent, NY

Food Systems

Northstate Women’s Health Network

Redding, CA

Reproductive Rights

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

Huntington, WV

Environmental Justice

Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success

Manchester, NH

Food Systems

Other Worlds

New Orleans, LA

Food Systems

Our Bodies Ourselves

Cambridge, MA

Reproductive Rights

Owe Ako

Centennial, CO

Environmental Justice

Pesticide Action Network North America

Berkeley, CA

Environmental Justice

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

Oakland, CA

Affinity Group

Philanthropy New York

New York, NY

Affinity Group

Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Food Systems

Power U Center for Social Change

Miami, FL

Reproductive Rights

Prison Birth Project

Northampton, MA

Reproductive Rights

Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

Reno, NV

Cross-issue Organizing
Environmental Justice

Project South

Atlanta, GA

Food Systems
Reproductive Rights

Real Food Challenge/Fiscal Sponsor: Third Sector New England

Cambridge, MA

Food Systems

Reproductive Justice Collective

Milwaukee, WI

Reproductive Rights

Resource Generation

New York, NY

Affinity Group

Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York

New York, NY

Food Systems

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

New York, NY

Food Systems

Right to the City Alliance

New York, NY

Environmental Justice

Rockaway Youth Task Force

Far Rockaway, NY

Sustainable NYC

Rural Coalition

Washington, DC

Food Systems

SAAFON (Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network)

Savannah, GA

Food Systems

Sakhi for South Asian Women

New York, NY

Reproductive Rights

Soul Fire Farm Institute, Inc.

Petersburg, NY

Food Systems

Southern Rural Development Center

Mississippi State, MS

Food Systems

Southern Vision Alliance

Durham, NC

Cross-issue Organizing

Southerners on New Ground

Atlanta, GA

Cross-issue Organizing

Southwest Georgia Project

Albany, GA

Food Systems

Southwest Workers’ Union

San Antonio, TX

Food Systems

State Voices

Washington, DC

Reproductive Rights

Sunflower Community Action, Inc.

Wichita, KS

Environmental Justice

Surge

Seattle, WA

Reproductive Rights

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders

Washington, DC

Food Systems

Texas Equal Access Fund

Dallas, TX

Reproductive Rights

The Afiya Center for HIV Prevention & Sexual Reproductive Justice

Dallas, TX

Reproductive Rights

The BLK ProjeK

Bronx, NY

Food Systems

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol

New York, NY

Sustainable NYC

The New York Women’s Foundation

New York, NY

Reproductive Rights
Sustainable NYC

The Praxis Project

Washington, DC

Food Systems

The Renaissance Project

New Orleans, LA

Food Systems

Third Wave Fund

Amherst, MA

Reproductive Rights

Truly Living Well Center for Urban Agriculture

East Point, GA

Food Systems

WE ACT for Environmental Justice

New York, NY

Environmental Justice

West Virginia FREE

Charleston, WV

Reproductive Rights

Western States Center

Portland, OR

Reproductive Rights

White Earth Land Recovery

Callaway, MN

Environmental Justice
Food Systems

WhyHunger

New York, NY

Food Systems

Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health

Madison, WI

Reproductive Rights

Women Engaged

Atlanta, GA

Reproductive Rights

Women with a Vision

New Orleans, LA

Reproductive Rights

Workers’ Center of Central New York

Syracuse, NY

Food Systems

Young Women United

Albuquerque, NM

Reproductive Rights

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—and that grant applications are time-consuming for everyone—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?

While we most recently have focused on environmental justice, sustainable agriculture and food systems, reproductive rights, and a sustainable New York City, we are increasingly shifting support to organizations participating in diverse, intersecting movements to advance social 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 $25,000 to $50,000.

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Where do you support work?

We support grassroots work across the United States, including some specific grants to projects in our home, New York City.

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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 to advance social, environmental, and economic justice. We spend around 5–6 percent of our assets annually in the form of grants.

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What do you not fund?

There are a few types of organizations or projects that the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation does not fund:

  • Individuals
  • Organizations that do not hold 501(c)(3) classifications from the Internal Revenue Service for work within the United States
  • Endowments, capital campaigns, or deficit financing
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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.

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ACLU Foundation

New York, NY

Reproductive Rights

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Grant History
  • 2016$50,000
  • 2014$50,000
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Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association

Salinas, CA

Food Systems

The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association generates opportunities for farm workers and limited-resource, aspiring farmers to grow and sell crops from two organic farms in Monterey County. Our mission is to advance economic viability, social equity and ecological land management among limited-resource and aspiring farmers.

Grant History
  • 2017$200,000
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Alaska Community Action on Toxics

Anchorage, AK

Environmental Justice

Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) is a statewide environmental health and justice organization established in 1997. We believe everyone has the right to clean air, clean water, and toxic-free food. Driven by a core belief in environmental justice, ACAT empowers communities to eliminate exposure to toxics through collaborative research, shared science, education, organizing, and advocacy.

Grant History
  • 2017$90,000
  • 2016$48,000
  • 2014$90,000
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ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York

New York, NY

Sustainable NYC

ALIGN is a longstanding alliance of labor and community organizations united for a just and sustainable New York. ALIGN works at the intersection of economy, environment, and equity to make change and build movement. Our model addresses the root causes of economic injustice by forging strategic coalitions, shaping the public debate through strategic communications, and developing policy solutions that make an impact.

Grant History
  • 2017$40,000
  • 2015$40,000
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All* Above All

Washington, DC

Reproductive Rights

All* Above All unites organizations and individuals to build support for lifting the bans that deny abortion coverage. Our vision is to restore public insurance coverage so that every woman, however much she makes, can get affordable, safe abortion care when she needs it.

Grant History
  • 2018$7,500
  • 2015$7,500
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As You Sow

Oakland, CA

Cross-issue Organizing

As You Sow’s mission is to promote environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies.

Grant History
  • 2017$20,000
  • 2015$1,250
  • 2014$5,000
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Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

Portland, OR

Reproductive Rights

The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) is a statewide, grassroots organization, uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice. We use our collective strengths to advance equity through empowering, organizing and advocating with our communities.

Grant History
  • 2015$7,500
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Black Mesa Water Coalition

Flagstaff, AZ

Environmental Justice

The Black Mesa Water Coalition (BMWC) is a nonprofit organization formed in 2001 by a group of inter-tribal youth dedicated to addressing issues of water depletion, natural resource management, and public health within Navajo and Hopi communities. BMWC has a vision of building sustainable and healthy communities through empowering young people, installing sustainable energy infrastructure, activism around extractive industry infrastructure, and food sovereignty projects.

Grant History
  • 2017$12,500
  • 2015$50,000
  • 2014$1,000
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Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD)

Washington, DC

Cross-issue Organizing

BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) is a national Leadership Training Program designed to help rebuild Black (African-American, Caribbean, African, Afro-Latino) social justice infrastructure in order to organize Black communities more effectively and re-center Black leadership in the U.S. social justice movement.

Grant History
  • 2017$7,650
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Black Urban Growers

New York, NY

Food Systems

Black Urban Growers (BUGS) is an organization committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. Through education and advocacy around food and farm issues, we nurture collective Black leadership to ensure we have a seat at the table

Grant History
  • 2017$3,000
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Black Women for Wellness

Los Angeles, CA

Reproductive Rights

Black Women for Wellness improves the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making.

Grant History
  • 2017$40,000
  • 2016$7,500
  • 2015$40,000
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Brandworkers

Long Island City, NY

Food Systems, Sustainable NYC

Brandworkers supports worker-led organizing, and envisions one dignified, family supporting employment standard for workers in the local food industry, maintained and enhanced by the agency of rank and file workers.

Grant History
  • 2017$60,000
  • 2015$40,000
  • 2014$20,500
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Breath of My Heart Birth Place

Espanola, NM

Reproductive Rights

Breath of My Heart Birthplace is a non-profit midwifery practice and developing birth center.

Grant History
  • 2017$20,000
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Castanea Fellowship

Oakland, CA

Food Systems

The Castanea Fellowship is a new, two-year fellowship for diverse leaders working for a racially just food system in any of the areas of: health, environment, agriculture, regional economies, or community development.

Grant History
  • 2018$5,000
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Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

Brooklyn, NY

Cross-issue Organizing

The Brooklyn Community Bail Fund pays bail for New Yorkers who can’t afford even modest amounts, and who would be jailed or forced to plead guilty just to go home.

Grant History
  • 2017$10,000
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Brooklyn Food Coalition

Brooklyn, NY

Environmental Justice, Sustainable NYC

Brooklyn Food Coalition helped to shape, transform and elevate the conversations and movements towards a just and sustainable food system for all.

Grant History
  • 2014$20,000
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California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative

Oakland, CA

Environmental Justice

The Collaborative’s mission is to improve the health, safety, and rights of the nail and beauty care workforce to achieve a healthier, more sustainable, and just industry.

Grant History
  • 2014$17,000
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Center for Earth, Energy, and Democracy

Minneapolis, MN

Environmental Justice

The Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (CEED) was founded by a group of researchers, educators and community activists who saw the need to affirm and revitalize principles of democracy and social justice in energy and environmental policy.

Grant History
  • 2017$25,000
  • 2016$25,000
  • 2014$50,000
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Center for Effective Philanthropy

Cambridge, MA

Affinity Group

CEP exists to help foundation leaders and major donors by providing resources to help them maximize their effectiveness.

Grant History
  • 2014$6,000
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Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment

Oakland, CA

Environmental Justice

Our mission is to achieve environmental justice and healthy, sustainable communities through collective action and the law.

Grant History
  • 2017$150,000
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Chicago Abortion Fund

Chicago, IL

Reproductive Rights

For over 30 years, Chicago Abortion Fund (CAF) has provided financial support to people needing assistance paying for an abortion. We boldly affirm a person’s right to choose whether to parent or not and that right should not be determined because of age, race, marital status – and most importantly, economic status. We support reproductive justice.

Grant History
  • 2014$5,000
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Climate Justice Alliance

Oakland, CA

Environmental Justice

The Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) formed in 2013 to create a new center of gravity in the climate movement by uniting frontline communities and organizations into a formidable force. Our translocal organizing strategy and mobilizing capacity is building a Just Transition away from extractive systems of production, consumption and political oppression, and towards resilient, regenerative and equitable economies.

Grant History
  • 2015$5,000
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Coastal Communities Collaborative

Gray, LA

Environmental Justice
Grant History
  • 2015$40,000
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CoFED

Santa Rosa, CA

Food Systems

CoFED (Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive) is a QTPOC-led organization that partners with young folks of color from poor and working-class backgrounds to meet our communities’ needs through food and land co-ops. We are building the leadership of young people of color to practice cooperative values, economics, and strategies for collective liberation.

Grant History
  • 2017$4,300
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Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights

Denver, CO

Reproductive Rights

Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) is a Denver-based grassroots nonprofit that is both Latina-led and Latina-serving. COLOR provides a voice on reproductive rights, health and justice for Latinas, their families and allies. We lift the voices of Latinas and empower our community to lead successful, healthy lives.

Grant History
  • 2017$20,000
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Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas

Glassboro, NJ

Food Systems

Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA) is a non-profit, migrant farmworker organization that is governed by and comprised of farmworkers who are actively engaged in the struggle for better working and living conditions. CATA’s mission is to empower and educate farmworkers through leadership development and capacity building so that they are able to make informed decisions regarding the best course of action for their interests.

Grant History
  • 2017$50,000
  • 2016$25,000
  • 2015$2,500
  • 2014$140,000
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Common Counsel Foundation

Oakland, CA

Environmental Justice

Founded in 1988, Common Counsel Foundation partners with families and individual donors to expand philanthropic resources for progressive social movements. Through our strategic philanthropic services, we prioritize support for community-based organizations building the leadership of low-income people, women, youth, people of color and others working for justice, equity, and a healthy, sustainable environment.

Grant History
  • 2018$50,000
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Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

Mercersburg, PA

Food Systems

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund’s mission is to build sustainable communities by assisting people to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature.

Grant History
  • 2014$10,000
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Community Voices Heard

New York, NY

Sustainable NYC

Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a member-led, multi-racial organization principally comprised of women of color and low-income families in New York State. CVH tackles tough issues and builds power to secure racial, social and economic justice for all New Yorkers. Through grassroots organizing, leadership development, policy changes, and creating new models of direct democracy CVH is creating a truly equitable New York State.

Grant History
  • 2016$6,850
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Corbin Hill Food Project

New York, NY

Food Systems

Our mission is simple, to supply fresh food to those who need it most. As a values-driven organization, we achieve this through the distribution of local, farm fresh food to communities throughout New York City. We utilize a flexible model that prioritizes the needs of the communities, organizations and institutions that we serve with a particular emphasis on serving the needs of low-income communities and communities of color.

Grant History
  • 2018$25,000
  • 2017$25,000
  • 2016$25,000
  • 2014$40,000
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DataCenter

Oakland, CA

Environmental Justice

DataCenter unlocks the power of knowledge for social change. We support grassroots organizing for justice and sustainability through strategic research, training, and collaborations. We use research to help move the knowledge and solutions of communities of color and the poor from the margins to the center of decision-making.

Grant History
  • 2014$4,000
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East Michigan Environmental Action Council

Detroit, MI

Food Systems

East Michigan Environmental Action Council empowers the Detroit community to protect, preserve and value the land, air and water. We build community power through environmental justice education, youth development and collaborative relationship building.

Grant History
  • 2015$3,870
  • 2014$70,000
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East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

Commerce, CA

Environmental Justice

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice is an environmental health and justice non-profit organization working towards a safe and healthy environment for communities that are disproportionately suffering the negative impacts of industrial pollution.

Grant History
  • 2017$28,000
  • 2015$50,000
  • 2014$25,000
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EDGE Funders Alliance

San Francisco, CA

Affinity Group

EDGE Funders Alliance organizes within philanthropy to raise awareness and deepen understanding of the interconnected nature of the social, economic and ecological crises threatening our common future. EDGE works to increase resources for communities and movements creating systemic change alternatives for a transition to a society that supports justice, equity and the well-being of the planet.

Grant History
  • 2014$1,500
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Environmental Grantmakers Association

New York, NY

Affinity Group

EGA is a member organization comprised of more than 200 foundations from around the world, spanning large and small in terms of giving level and staff size, and includes multiple types of foundations that are concerned with protecting the environment.

Grant History
  • 2015$6,000
  • 2014$5,000
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Fair Food Standards Council

Sarasota, FL

Food Systems

The mission of the Fair Food Standards Council is to monitor the development of a sustainable agricultural industry that advances the human rights of farmworkers, the long-term interests of growers, and the ethical supply chain concerns of retail food companies through implementation of the Fair Food Program.

Grant History
  • 2017$57,040
  • 2016$20,000
  • 2014$40,000
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Farm Aid

Cambridge, MA

Food Systems

Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on the land.

Grant History
  • 2017$10,000
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Farmworker Association of Florida

Apopka, FL

Food Systems

FWAF’s long-standing mission is to build power among farmworker and rural low-income communities to respond to and gain control over the social, political, workplace, economic, health, and environmental justice issues that impact their lives.

Grant History
  • 2018$30,000
  • 2017$30,000
  • 2016$35,000
  • 2014$60,000
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Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund

East Point, GA

Food Systems

We strive toward the development of self-supporting communities with programs that increase income and enhance other opportunities; and we strive to assist in land retention and development, especially for African Americans, but essentially for all family farmers.

Grant History
  • 2017$17,550
  • 2016$30,000
  • 2015$5,000
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Feminist Women’s Health Center

Chico, CA

Reproductive Rights

Feminist Women’s Health Center provides safe, accessible and compassionate abortion and gynecological care to all who need it without judgment. We are the only non-profit, locally-based organization in Georgia that directly provides reproductive health services, while also protecting reproductive rights and promoting reproductive justice through organizing and advocacy.

Grant History
  • 2016$6,000
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First Peoples Conservation Council

Montegut, LA

Food Systems

Established in 2012, the First Peoples’ Conservation Council (FPCC) of Louisiana is an Association that was formed to provide a forum for four State Recognized Native American Tribes and their respective Tribal Communities located in Coastal Louisiana to identify and solve natural resource issues on their Tribal lands.

Grant History
  • 2014$60,000
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Food Chain Workers Alliance

Los Angeles, CA

Food Systems

The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain.

Grant History
  • 2017$51,000
  • 2016$30,000
  • 2014$57,000
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Fresno Food Commons Trust

Fresno, CA

Food Systems

Food Commons Fresno is growing a community food system that fosters health, stewardship, equity, and economic development.

Grant History
  • 2017$175,000
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Gateway Women’s Access Fund

St. Louis, MO

Reproductive Rights

Gateway Women’s Access Fund’s goal is to provide public education and support for people needing reproductive health services, primarily by providing financial assistance to Missouri residents who cannot afford the full cost of abortion care.

Grant History
  • 2017$7,000
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Grassroots Global Justice

Miami, FL

Environmental Justice

Grassroots Global Justice is a national alliance of grassroots organizations building a popular movement for peace, democracy and a sustainable world. We support each other’s local struggles and collaborate with international allies who share our vision and commitment to building a transformative social justice movement beyond borders.

Grant History
  • 2017$60,000
  • 2015$63,000
  • 2014$4,000
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Green Leadership Trust

Washington, DC

Environmental Justice

The Green Leadership Trust is building a thriving environmental and conservation community in the United States. We envision our movements embedding an environmental ethic and shifting practices and behaviors across sectors and institutions. We are working to win victories at all levels of policy and society.

Grant History
  • 2017$7,500
  • 2014$10,500
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GreenFaith

Highland Park, NJ

Environmental Justice

GreenFaith’s mission is to inspire, educate and mobilize people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership.

Grant History
  • 2014$5,000
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Hattie Carthan Community Garden

Brooklyn, NY

Food Systems, Sustainable NYC

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmer’s market is a grassroots, people of color-led agricultural revitalization project in Central Brooklyn NYC. The market’s vision is to cultivate a healthy, holistic, and self-sufficient community grounded in the systems and cycles of the earth.

Grant History
  • 2017$12,500
  • 2016$23,800
  • 2015$17,500
  • 2014$8,000
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HEAL Food Alliance

Oakland, CA

Food Systems

HEAL’s mission is to build our collective power to create food and farm systems that are healthy for our families, accessible and affordable for all communities, and fair to the hard-working people who grow, distribute, prepare, and serve our food—while protecting the air, water, and land we all depend on.

Grant History
  • 2018$15,000
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Honor the Earth

Minneapolis, MN

Cross-issue Organizing

Our mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media, and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard.

Grant History
  • 2017$20,000
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Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture Institute

Kykotsmovi Village, AZ

Food Systems

Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture Institute is a community-based non-profit founded in 2004 and based in the Village of Kykotsmovi which is located in Northern Arizona, USA on the Hopi Reservation. Our mission is to create community-based solutions in order to pass knowledge to the future generations and rebuild culturally sustainable and healthy communities.

Grant History
  • 2017$20,000
  • 2016$15,000
  • 2015$15,000
  • 2014$15,000
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Hunger Action Network of New York State

Albany, NY

Food Systems

Hunger Action Network of New York State was founded in 1982 as a membership organization representing emergency food providers and other concerned individuals and organizations sharing the common goal of ending hunger and its root causes, including poverty. Our approach is a combination of grassroots organizing and public policy research, education and advocacy.

Grant History
  • 2017$17,500
  • 2016$10,000
  • 2014$40,000
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Indigenous Environmental Network

Bemidji, MN

Environmental Justice

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
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Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First

Oakland, CA

Food Systems

The mission of the Institute for Food and Development Policy, better known as Food First, is to end the injustices that cause hunger.

Grant History
  • 2016$7,500
  • 2015$12,500
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International Indian Treaty Council

San Francisco, CA

Environmental Justice, Reproductive Rights

The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) is an organization of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific working for the Sovereignty and Self Determination of Indigenous Peoples and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Treaties, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands.

Grant History
  • 2017$40,000
  • 2016$20,000
  • 2015$20,000
  • 2014$15,000
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Jane’s Due Process

Austin, TX

Reproductive Rights

Our mission is to ensure legal representation for pregnant minors in Texas. Jane’s Due Process is one of the few organizations in the country dedicated to pregnant teens and is considered a pioneer in delivering legal services to this group.

Grant History
  • 2015$7,500
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Just Food

New York, NY

Food Systems

Since 1995 Just Food has been a pioneer in food justice and an advocate for sustainable agriculture thanks to our emphasis on community-driven solutions to inequities in our food system. Just Food galvanizes engaged individuals to develop thriving communities that have the power to feed, educate, and advocate for each other. We envision a sovereign and healthy food system rooted in racial, social, economic, and environmental justice.

Grant History
  • 2014$3,000
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JustFund

Washington, DC

Cross-issue Organizing

JustFund connects funders directly to grassroots organizations to help move resources more quickly to urgent needs while facilitating greater trust, transparency, and accountability across networks.

Grant History
  • 2018$53,000
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Justice Committee

New York, NY

Cross-issue Organizing

Justice Committee is a grassroots organization dedicated to building a movement against police violence and systemic racism in New York City.

Grant History
  • 2016$6,850
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Land Loss Prevention Project

Durham, NC

Food Systems

Land Loss Prevention Project provides legal support and assistance to all financially distressed and limited resource farmers and landowners in North Carolina.

Grant History
  • 2016$2,160
  • 2014$7,500
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Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

San Francisco, CA

Cross-issue Organizing

LSPC organizes communities impacted by the criminal justice system and advocates to release incarcerated people, to restore human and civil rights and to reunify families and communities. We build public awareness of structural racism in policing, the courts and prison system and we advance racial and gender justice in all our work.

Grant History
  • 2017$20,000
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Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

Chicago, IL

Environmental Justice

The mission of LVEJO is to organize with our community to accomplish environmental justice in Little Village and achieve the self-determination of immigrant, low-income, and working-class families. Our vision is to build a sustainable community that promotes the healthy development of youth and families, provides economic justice, and practices participatory democracy and self-determination.

Grant History
  • 2018$25,000
  • 2017$25,000
  • 2016$25,000
  • 2014$50,000
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Los Angeles Food Policy Council, a Project of Community Partners

Los Angeles, CA

Food Systems

The Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC) is a policy-based collaborative of food system leaders working toward an environmentally sustainable, equitable and regionally based food system.

Grant History
  • 2017$150,000
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Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project

Oakland, CA

Food Systems

Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project inspires and engages in transformative action towards the liberation and restoration of land, labor, and culture.

Grant History
  • 2016$5,000
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Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment

Albuquerque, NM

Environmental Justice

MASE is rooted in the experiences of uranium-impacted communities of the southwestern U.S. We are communities working to restore and protect the natural and cultural environment through respectfully promoting intercultural engagement among communities and institutions for the benefit of all life and future generations.

Grant History
  • 2018$25,000
  • 2017$25,000
  • 2016$25,000
  • 2015$25,000
  • 2014$25,000
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National Advocates for Pregnant Women

New York, NY

Reproductive Rights

National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) is a non-profit organization that works to secure the human and civil rights, health and welfare of all people, focusing particularly on pregnant and parenting women, and those who are most likely to be targeted for state control and punishment – low income women, women of color, and drug-using women.

Grant History
  • 2015$7,500
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National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

Washington, DC

Reproductive Rights

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is building a movement to advance social justice and human rights for Asian American and Pacific Islander women and girls.

Grant History
  • 2017$37,500
  • 2016$7,500
  • 2015$40,000
  • 2014$15,000
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National Black Food and Justice Alliance

Atlanta, GA

Food Systems

National Black Food and Justice Alliance (NBFJA) is a coalition of Black-led organizations working towards cultivating and advancing Black leadership, building Black self-determination, Black institution building and organizing for food sovereignty, land and justice.

Grant History
  • 2018$30,000
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National Family Farm Coalition

Washington, DC

Food Systems

NFFC works to ensure viable livelihoods for family farmers, fishermen and workers; safe and healthy food for everyone; and economically, environmentally sound rural communities.

Grant History
  • 2018$25,000
  • 2017$32,500
  • 2015$25,000
  • 2014$50,000
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National Immigrant Farming Initiative, Inc.

El Paso, TX

Environmental Justice, Food Systems

Rooted in diverse immigrant farmer experience, NIFI strengthens the capacity of immigrants to farm successfully and to advance sustainable farming and food systems.

Grant History
  • 2017$20,000
  • 2016$15,000
  • 2015$15,000
  • 2014$10,000
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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

New York, NY

Reproductive Rights

The work of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) focuses on three main program areas: Abortion Access and Affordability, Sexual and Reproductive Health Equity, and Immigrant Women’s Health and Rights.

Grant History
  • 2017$50,000
  • 2016$25,000
  • 2014$50,000
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National Women’s Health Network

Washington, DC

Reproductive Rights

We improve the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making.

Grant History
  • 2017$40,000
  • 2015$40,000
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NC NAACP/NAACP Collective Action Fund

Raleigh, NC

Environmental Justice

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

Grant History
  • 2016$20,000
  • 2015$24,000
  • 2014$15,000
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NCABL Land Loss Prevention Project

Durham, NC

Food Systems

Land Loss Prevention Project provides legal support and assistance to all financially distressed and limited resource farmers and landowners in North Carolina.

Grant History
  • 2017$50000
  • 2016$25000
  • 2015$20000
  • 2014$12500
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New Voices Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Reproductive Rights

Our mission is to build a social change movement dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through leadership development, Human Rights and Reproductive Justice. Our vision is to achieve the complete health and well-being of Black women and girls, our families and communities.

Grant History
  • 2017$25,000
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New York City Community Garden Coalition

New York, NY

Food Systems

Founded in 1996, New York City Community Garden Coalition’s mission is to promote the preservation, creation, and empowerment of community gardens through education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing.

Grant History
  • 2017$3,000
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New Yorkers Against Fracking

Brooklyn, NY

Environmental Justice, Sustainable NYC

New Yorkers Against Fracking (NYAF) is a broad coalition of residents, activists, and grassroots and public interest groups that was launched in the spring of 2012 by Food & Water Watch, Frack Action, United for Action, Catskill Mountainkeepers and Working Families Organization. The goal of New Yorkers Against Fracking is to enact a ban on fracking in the state of New York.

Grant History
  • 2015$20,000
  • 2014$20,000
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North Dakota Women’s Network

Bismarck, ND

Reproductive Rights

As leaders, the North Dakota Women’s Network (NDWN) serves as a catalyst for improving the lives of women through communication, legislation and increased public activism.

Grant History
  • 2018$7,500
  • 2017$40,000
  • 2016$20,000
  • 2015$20,000
  • 2014$15,000
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North Star Fund

New York, NY

Food Systems

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
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Northeast Farm Access

Ghent, NY

Food Systems

Northeast Farm Access brings together farmers, social investors and local allies, especially conservation land trusts, to revive and transform sustainable agriculture—yielding not just abundant clean, local food, but also a new generation of successful organic farmers.

Grant History
  • 2015$7,000
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Northstate Women’s Health Network

Redding, CA

Reproductive Rights

The Northstate Women’s Health Network aims to promote the full scope of reproductive justice within northern California and beyond.

Grant History
  • 2015$4,000
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Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

Huntington, WV

Environmental Justice

The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition is a nationally recognized grassroots organization dedicated to the improvement and preservation of the environment and communities through education, grassroots organizing and coalition building, leadership development, strategic litigation and media outreach. Our work encompasses much of West Virginia.

Grant History
  • 2016$7,500
  • 2015$5,000
  • 2014$54,000
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Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success

Manchester, NH

Food Systems

The Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS) is an ethnic community-based organization. Our mission is to aid in the resettlement of refugee and immigrant groups in the state of New Hampshire by providing assistance, training, resources, and opportunities that promote self-sufficiency.

Grant History
  • 2017$40,000
  • 2016$20,000
  • 2015$20,000
  • 2014$20,000
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Other Worlds

New Orleans, LA

Food Systems
Grant History
  • 2014$2,500
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Our Bodies Ourselves

Cambridge, MA

Reproductive Rights

Our Bodies Ourselves’ core work is around advocating for women’s health and social justice and providing limited technical support to their global partners.

Grant History
  • 2014$2,000
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Owe Ako

Centennial, CO

Environmental Justice

Owe Aku works to bring back our way of life which includes humanity’s role in nature. To achieve this Owe Aku works to stop mining that contaminates our water and land. Owe Aku has reestablished programs that utilize the wisdom of our ancestors in combatting the effects of inter-generational trauma caused by colonization and the intentional attempts for hundreds of years to destroy our culture.

Grant History
  • 2017$25,000
  • 2015$45,000
  • 2014$20,000
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Pesticide Action Network North America

Berkeley, CA

Environmental Justice

At Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America, we work to create a just, thriving food system. We link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens’ action network. Together, we challenge the global proliferation of pesticides, defend basic rights to health and environmental quality, and work to ensure the transition to a just and viable food system.

Grant History
  • 2017$150,000
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Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

Oakland, CA

Affinity Group

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation (PVF), a public charity, was founded in 1991 to test new approaches to creative grantmaking and to maximize the impact of the philanthropic dollar

Grant History
  • 2015$2,000
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Philanthropy New York

New York, NY

Affinity Group

Philanthropy New York enhances and increases the ability of organizational and individual philanthropists located in the New York region, whose missions focus on New York, the United States, and around the globe, to serve the public good.

Grant History
  • 2014$5,000
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Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Food Systems

PSR-LA advocates for policies and practices that improve public health, eliminate nuclear and environmental threats, and address health disparities

Grant History
  • 2017$225,000
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Power U Center for Social Change

Miami, FL

Reproductive Rights

We are organizing and developing the leadership of Black and Brown youth and Black women in South Florida so that they may help lead the struggle to liberate all oppressed people.

Grant History
  • 2017$20,000
  • 2015$7,500
  • 2014$25,000
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Prison Birth Project

Northampton, MA

Reproductive Rights

Prison Birth Project (PBP) supports, encourages, and trains currently and formerly incarcerated mothers and trans* parents to become community leaders within a reproductive justice framework.

Grant History
  • 2014$7,500
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Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

Reno, NV

Cross-issue Organizing, Environmental Justice

The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) was founded in 1994 to bring together diverse and potentially competing organizations into one cohesive force for social and environmental justice in Nevada.

Grant History
  • 2017$50,000
  • 2016$50,000
  • 2015$50,000
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Project South

Atlanta, GA

Food Systems, Reproductive Rights

Project South’s work is rooted in the legacy of the Southern Freedom Movement, and four primary work areas achieve our mission of cultivating strong social movements in the South powerful enough to contend with some of the most pressing and complicated social, economic, and political problems we face today.

Grant History
  • 2017$47,500
  • 2016$20,000
  • 2015$7,500
  • 2014$20,000
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Real Food Challenge/Fiscal Sponsor: Third Sector New England

Cambridge, MA

Food Systems

The Real Food Challenge leverages the power of youth and universities to create a healthy, fair and green food system

Grant History
  • 2017$110,000
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Reproductive Justice Collective

Milwaukee, WI

Reproductive Rights
Grant History
  • 2015$7,500
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Resource Generation

New York, NY

Affinity Group

Resource Generation organizes young people with wealth and class privilege in the U.S. to become transformative leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land and power.

Grant History
  • 2015$3,000
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Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York

New York, NY

Food Systems

The mission of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United is to improve wages and working conditions for New York’s restaurant workforce.

Grant History
  • 2014$40,000
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Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

New York, NY

Food Systems

The mission of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United is to improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s restaurant workforce.

Grant History
  • 2015$25,000
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Right to the City Alliance

New York, NY

Environmental Justice

RTC is building a movement for urban transformation rooted in by love, solidarity and militancy to bring about an equitable and sustainable economy, participatory democracy, common history and intentional practice of reflection based on struggles relating to race, class and gender in the United States and cities across the world.

Grant History
  • 2018$25,000
  • 2017$26,500
  • 2016$25,000
  • 2014$50,000
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Rockaway Youth Task Force

Far Rockaway, NY

Sustainable NYC

The Rockaway Youth Task Force is a member-led organization of youth of color within the Rockaway peninsula that builds power to secure social, economic and racial justice for all. We develop politically conscious leaders who are invested in improving themselves and their communities through youth-led campaigns, leadership development, movement building, and cultural expression.

Grant History
  • 2018$25,000
  • 2017$22,500
  • 2016$15,000
  • 2015$7,500
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Rural Coalition

Washington, DC

Food Systems

The Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural is an alliance of farmers, farmworkers, indigenous, migrant, immigrant and working people from the United States, Mexico, Canada, and beyond working together toward a new society which values unity, hope, the land and the people.

Grant History
  • 2017$50,000
  • 2016$30,000
  • 2014$50,000
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SAAFON (Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network)

Savannah, GA

Food Systems

SAAFON’s mission is to ensure the viability and economic success of Black farmers by increasing their organic and sustainable farm practices; advocating for Black sustainable farm ethic and values in the food system; and promoting links among Black farming, culture and history.

Grant History
  • 2016$31,000
  • 2015$5,000
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Sakhi for South Asian Women

New York, NY

Reproductive Rights

Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to end violence against women. We unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as we work together to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, advocacy, and policy initiatives.

Grant History
  • 2014$5,000
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Soul Fire Farm Institute, Inc.

Petersburg, NY

Food Systems

Soul Fire Farm is committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. We raise life-giving food and act in solidarity with people marginalized by food apartheid.

Grant History
  • 2016$7,340
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Southern Rural Development Center

Mississippi State, MS

Food Systems

The Southern Rural Development Center seeks to strengthen the capacity of the region’s 30 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being of people and communities in the rural South.

Grant History
  • 2018$5,000
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Southern Vision Alliance

Durham, NC

Cross-issue Organizing

The Southern Vision Alliance (SVA) is a grassroots intermediary organized for the charitable and educational purposes of providing infrastructure, capacity-building, and assistance to youth-centered organizations and programs. SVA supports leadership development and base-building work for social, racial, and environmental justice, along with gender equity, LGBTQ rights, and education justice in the US South.

Grant History
  • 2017$20,000
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Southerners on New Ground

Atlanta, GA

Cross-issue Organizing

SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing.

Grant History
  • 2017$50,000
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Southwest Georgia Project

Albany, GA

Food Systems

Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, Inc. (SWGP) was founded on a mission to educate, engage, and empower communities through grassroots organizing and technical assistance by notable Civil Rights Leaders, Charles and Shirley Sherrod.

Grant History
  • 2018$25,000
  • 2017$25,000
  • 2016$25,000
  • 2015$6,300
  • 2014$47,500
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Southwest Workers’ Union

San Antonio, TX

Food Systems

SWU implements a community-labor strategy that takes on the many faces of injustice that impact working -class and poor families in South Texas. SWU empowers and organizes its members through political education, leadership development, and direction with the aim to build multi-generational power and win substantive change.

Grant History
  • 2015$2,500
  • 2014$100,000
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State Voices

Washington, DC

Reproductive Rights

State Voices is committed to creating a fair and just society by advancing racial equity and working to make our democracy more accessible, inclusive, and representative. Our network of nonpartisan state coalitions, called “tables,” works with hundreds of grassroots organizations to break down barriers to civic participation and to bring underrepresented and marginalized populations―and their issues―to the center of public discourse.

Grant History
  • 2015$20,000
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Sunflower Community Action, Inc.

Wichita, KS

Environmental Justice

Our mission is to unite and empower people to achieve justice and equality for all, changing lives by developing grassroots leaders who identify problems and seek lasting solutions. Sunflower members build power by taking action and holding decision-makers accountable.

Grant History
  • 2015$25,000
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Surge

Seattle, WA

Reproductive Rights

Surge stands with communities whose bodies, lives, and families have been subject to state and social control. We advance racial and reproductive justice through community engagement, education, and policy advocacy by mobilizing communities.

Grant History
  • 2016$7,500
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Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders

Washington, DC

Food Systems

We amplify the impact of philanthropic and investment communities in support of just and sustainable food and agriculture systems.

Grant History
  • 2017$1,000
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Texas Equal Access Fund

Dallas, TX

Reproductive Rights

The Texas Equal Access Fund provides funding to low-income people in the northern region of Texas who are seeking abortion and cannot afford it, while simultaneously working to end barriers to abortion access through community education and shifting the current culture toward reproductive justice.

Grant History
  • 2014$7,500
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The Afiya Center for HIV Prevention & Sexual Reproductive Justice

Dallas, TX

Reproductive Rights

The Afiya Center (TAC) is the only Reproductive Justice organization in North Texas founded and directed by Black women. Our mission is to serve Black women and girls by transforming their relationship with their sexual and reproductive health through addressing the consequences of reproduction oppression.

Grant History
  • 2017$30,000
  • 2015$30,000
  • 2014$15,000
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The BLK ProjeK

Bronx, NY

Food Systems

The BLK ProjeK seeks to create economic development opportunities that address food justice, environmental justice and public and mental health. These opportunities empower underserved women of color by creating businesses that are facilitated by small food busines creation, urban agriculture, political education, beautification of community spaces and holistic health programming. By creating wealth and equal access to these enriching experiences for under-served women of color, we strengthen and empower our entire society.

Grant History
  • 2016$2,000
  • 2014$1,500
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The Brotherhood/Sister Sol

New York, NY

Sustainable NYC

Founded in 1995, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) provides comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two.

Grant History
  • 2015$5,000
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The New York Women’s Foundation

New York, NY

Reproductive Rights, Sustainable NYC

The New York Women’s Foundation creates an equitable and just future for women and families by uniting a cross-cultural alliance that ignites action and invests in bold, community-led solutions across the city.

Grant History
  • 2017$50,000
  • 2016$20,000
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The Praxis Project

Washington, DC

Food Systems

The Praxis Project is a national organization that works in partnership with national, tribal, regional, state, and local partners to achieve health justice for all communities.

Grant History
  • 2016$7,500
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The Renaissance Project

New Orleans, LA

Food Systems

We are a native-New Orleans, non-profit community development organization that works to improve the quality of life in low-income communities of color by increasing access to fresh, healthy food; improving education opportunities; catalyzing economic development and celebrating arts and culture.

Grant History
  • 2014$10,000
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Third Wave Fund

Amherst, MA

Reproductive Rights

Third Wave Fund resources and supports youth-led Gender Justice activism to advance the political power, well-being, and self determination of communities of color and low-income communities.

Grant History
  • 2018$7,500
  • 2017$3,000
  • 2014$5,000
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Truly Living Well Center for Urban Agriculture

East Point, GA

Food Systems

Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture is committed to bringing good food, good health and well-being to Atlanta’s urban community. Feeding people right where they live is our mission. Our guiding principles are to emulate nature in the production of food, to educate old and young to grow their own food, and to create a welcoming space where people can gather and find harmony with the earth.

Grant History
  • 2016$4,000
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WE ACT for Environmental Justice

New York, NY

Environmental Justice

WE ACT’s mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.

Grant History
  • 2017$3,000
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West Virginia FREE

Charleston, WV

Reproductive Rights

Founded in 1989, WV FREE (WV Focus: Reproductive Education & Equality) identifies as a reproductive justice organization, working for West Virginia women and families by improving education on reproductive options, increasing access to affordable birth control, reducing teen pregnancy, improving adolescent health, engaging voters about reproductive justice issues, promoting policy that eliminates barriers to education, health care, and economic stability, and protecting personal decision-making, including the decision of whether or when to have a child.

Grant History
  • 2018$7,500
  • 2017$50,000
  • 2016$25,000
  • 2014$55,000
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Western States Center

Portland, OR

Reproductive Rights

Based in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain States, Western States Center works nationwide to strengthen inclusive democracy

Grant History
  • 2017$50,000
  • 2016$25,000
  • 2014$50,000
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White Earth Land Recovery

Callaway, MN

Environmental Justice, Food Systems

The mission of the White Earth Land Recovery Project is to facilitate the recovery of the original land base of the White Earth Indian Reservation while preserving and restoring traditional practices of sound land stewardship, language fluency, community development, and strengthening our spiritual and cultural heritage.

Grant History
  • 2018$20,000
  • 2017$4,000
  • 2015$42,500
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WhyHunger

New York, NY

Food Systems

WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.

Grant History
  • 2017$2,500
  • 2016$2,000
  • 2015$5,000
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Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health

Madison, WI

Reproductive Rights

Our Vision: Every Wisconsin woman—at every age and every stage of life—is able to reach her optimal health, safety and economic security. We aim to achieve this vision by informing, involving and inspiring individuals to be effective advocates.

Grant History
  • 2016$15,000
  • 2015$15,000
  • 2014$15,000
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Women Engaged

Atlanta, GA

Reproductive Rights

Women Engaged’s mission is to inspire women and youth of color to become impactful leaders and key decision-makers working towards a world where compassionate, fact-based, equity-centered approaches are used to develop and implement public policy and actualize just, social transformation.

Grant History
  • 2017$40,000
  • 2016$15,000
  • 2015$5,000
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Women with a Vision

New Orleans, LA

Reproductive Rights

The mission of Women With A Vision is to improve the lives of marginalized women, their families, and communities by addressing the social conditions that hinder their health and well-being. We accomplish this through relentless advocacy, health education, supportive services, and community-based participatory research.

Grant History
  • 2014$7,500
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Workers’ Center of Central New York

Syracuse, NY

Food Systems

The Workers’ Center of Central New York is a grassroots organization focused upon workplace and economic justice. Through community organizing, leadership development, popular education and policy advocacy, the Workers’ Center of Central New York aims to empower marginalized, low-wage workers to combat workplace abuses and improve wages and working conditions throughout the community.

Grant History
  • 2017$20,000
  • 2016$5,000
  • 2014$5,000
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Young Women United

Albuquerque, NM

Reproductive Rights

Young Women United (YWU) leads policy change, research, place-based community organizing, and culture shift by and for women and people of color in New Mexico. We work to build communities where all people have access to the information, education, and resources needed to make real decisions about our own bodies and lives.

Grant History
  • 2017$50,000
  • 2016$25,000
  • 2014$50,000
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