Social, Environmental Justice Projects – Oct 1

Posted by Ben & Jerry's Foundation on September 7, 2021

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Invites Applications for Social, Environmental Justice Projects

The Ben and Jerry’s Foundation is inviting applications for its National Grassroots Organizing Program.

Through the program, grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to small, grassroot nonprofit organizations across the United States working to help themselves and their communities create broad systems of change through community organizing and movement-building efforts. The guiding principle behind this program is the foundation’s belief that people most affected by a problem are in the best position to determine the solutions. The foundation will prioritize organizations that are led by and center the leadership and agency of Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color that approach their work using anti-oppression values — consciously striving to dismantle systems of oppression and the legacies of white supremacy culture in the United States while working toward a more just and equitable society. The foundation defines grassroots organizing as collective action from the bottom up. It challenges the status quo, demands changes in policy and practice, educates communities about root causes, and advocates and agitates for systemic and just solutions.

To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor with such status, and have a budget that does not exceed $500,000.

See the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Deadline: October 1, 2021

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