Organizations or foundations who fund anti-war and/or counter militarism activism in the United States of America.
Wisconsin Community Fund raises money and gives it away to groups that are too new, too small or too controversial for mainstream funders. Since its founding in 1982, Wisconsin Community Fund has provided over $1,600,000 in grants, software, and equipment to nearly 900 community-based groups around the state. These groups all have one thing in common: a deep-seated desire to go beyond symptoms to confront the root causes of the social inequalities affecting their communities.
The Rose and Sherle Wagner Foundation is committed to funding grassroots, community based organizations which promote social and economic justice. We have a particular interest in groups which work with youth, women and underserved communities. We especially encourage applications from groups which:
• organize low-income and working people toward institutional, political, social and/or economic change and involve youth in positions of leadership.
• are democratically structured, and are both responsive and accountable to their communities.
• if providing direct services, include a component which empowers and equips their clients to organize and take action on their own behalf.
• make the links between different but related social issues, and network with other community groups.
Grants awarded range from $500 to $20,000, with multi-year grants considered. Grants for general support are accepted. Limited funds are also available for Emergency Grants (up to $1000). Emergency grants are intended to enable groups to respond quickly to unexpected events or crises. We are only able to fund organizations with their own 501(c)(3), or use of one through a fiscal sponsor.
RESIST funds organizations that are actively part of a movement for social change and demonstrate an understanding of the connections among oppressions. As part of the application process, grant applicants must provide specific information concerning their position, programs and coalition work on a range of political issues, including race, class, gender, reproductive rights, lesbian and gay rights, age and disability.
RESIST believes that building a movement for social change requires groups to discuss issues that may not be central to their organization or work. For those organizations who have not had the opportunity to address these issues, we hope that our grant process will help to facilitate such discussions.
The Muste Institute supports several active grantmaking programs promoting nonviolent action for social justice in the United States and around the world.
Our Social Justice Fund currently makes 8 to 10 grants annually of up to $2,000 for grassroots activist projects in the US and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources. We are especially interested in funding efforts to:
- stop war and militarism
- abolish the death penalty
- support labor organizing
- defend immigrant rights
- oppose prison injustice
- expose the dangers of nuclear weapons and nuclear power