Community Organizing Funding
|Information for Funders|
- Community Organizing Toolbox: A Funder's Guide to Community Organizing, written by Larry Parachini and Sally Covington for the Neighborhood Funder's Group.
- More Than Money, focuses on helping people in the wealthiest five percent act on their love for the world in effective partnerships with others.
|Funds for Organizing|
- Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, excellent source of information on current research and sources of funding for research on the non-profit sector, with much of the research relevant to community organizing and community-based development, especially in low-income communities.
- The Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic bishops.
- The Council on Foundations, a general resource site for those seeking funds and those seeking to distribute funds.
- egrants.org, an online nonprofit foundation dedicated to positive social change.
- The Foundation Center, a full service information resource for all kinds of grant making.
- The French American Charitable Trust, funds organizing, but only by invitation in California, the Southern United States, and France.
- Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) mission is to substantially increase the philanthropic investment in and strengthen the organizational capacities of youth organizing groups across the country.
- The Funding Exchange--a network of community-based foundations committed to change not charity, with regional funders in Knoxville, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Madison, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara.
- Fundraising on the Web, a site of resources provided by Neighborhoods Online
- Interfaith Funders, a network of faith-based and secular grantmakers committed to social change and economic justice.
- Linchpin Campaign, by the Center for Community Change, focuses on fundraising for community organizing
- The Needmor Fund, a foundation that specializes in funding community organizing.
- Neighborhood Funders Group is a national network of grantmakers working to expand support for organizations that help low-income people improve their communities.
- New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF), a small grants program designed to foster and give voice to grassroots environmental initiatives in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
- ProgressivePubs.Com, an organization with a searchable database of progressive foundations
- Public Welfare Foundation pursues a strategy of "service, advocacy, and empowerment" for meeting basic human needs and promoting democratic participation for people around the globe.
- Resist Inc., funds activist organizing and educational work within movements for social change.
- Sparkplug Foundation, supports start-up projects and innovations in music, education and community organizing.
- Third Wave, funds organizations across the nation in two areas: The organizing and Advocacy Fund, and the Reproductive Health and Justice Initiative.
- Tides, an organization that actively promotes social justice through grantmaking and other activities.
|Funds for Activists|
- The Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program, a program that gives stipends of $15,000 to organizers of color for sabbaticals of three months or more.
- Gleitsman Foundation, a non-profit foundation that recognizes and encourages leadership in social activism worldwide.
- Leadership for a Changing World, seeks to recognize, strengthen and support leaders and to highlight the importance of community leadership in improving people’s lives.
- Windcall Resident Program, a unique retreat program for social change activists and organizers.