A.J. Muste Memorial Institute: Inviting applications for ‘The next Social Justice Fund’ to support grassroots activist projects in the United States and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources.

Funding brief: The Social Justice Fund supports grassroots activist projects in the United States and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources. Please read our guidelines carefully and review our rosters of past grants on our website before applying to the Muste Institute for funding.

Donor Name: A.J. Muste Memorial Institute
Funding name: The next Social Justice Fund

● March, 5th, 2018 (for April 18 decisions)
● June, 9th, 2018 (for September 12 decisions)
● October, 15th, 2018 (for December 5 decisions)

Funding details link: https://ajmuste.org/programs#fs

Funding limit: Projects with expense budgets under $50,000

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Not found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: The Muste Institute’s Social Justice Fund considers proposals:
● For new projects or campaigns, or efforts to expand existing work
● For ongoing projects or campaigns
● For capacity building, leadership development, and resource sustainability
● For projects with expense budgets under $50,000
● For projects which are local, regional, national or global in scope
● From groups located anywhere in the world
● From grassroots organizations with annual expenses of less than $500,000
● From groups with limited access to more mainstream funding sources
● From groups that may be unincorporated or incorporated*
● From groups with or without 501(c)3 status or a fiscal sponsor*
● From groups which have not received Social Justice Fund grants from us in at least two years**

The Social Justice Fund’s priority is to support:
Direct grassroots activism and organizing
● Groups with diverse, representative and democratic leadership structures
● Groups which have or can obtain sufficient economic and in-kind support from a diversity of sources to carry out their regular work, but need additional support to carry out a project or build capacity

Although we value the work, we do NOT consider grant proposals for the following:
● General support of ongoing operations
● Individual efforts or scholarships
● Schools or universities
● Organizations with significant access to government, corporate or mainstream charitable funding
● Academic or research projects
● Art, theater, film or video projects which are not directly tied to activism or organizing
● Economic development projects
● Capital campaigns or expenses
● Direct social services
● Legal defense or litigation
● Lobbying or electoral campaigns
● Projects geared toward participants’ personal improvement or business success
● Conflict resolution or violence reduction projects, unless they directly promote activism
● Projects that will have already taken place by the time the grant is received (decisions take about 12 weeks–see timeline below)

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: info@ajmuste.org

Other important link:
Guideline: https://ajmuste.org/sites/default/files/attach/ajm_sjf-grant-guidelines_1-18.pdf
● Form: https://ajmuste.org/sites/default/files/attach/sjf-preliminary-application.doc

How to apply:
● Submit a preliminary application via email to info@ajmuste.org . Download our preliminary application form, from the GRANTS section of the website, to fill out on your computer.
● Format: They accept preliminary applications in files with *.doc, *.docx, *.odt, *.rtf or *.pdf file extensions. The preliminary application must include all required information in ONE document of two pages or less, with NO additional documents or attachments. Please do not include graphics.
● Subject header: Email your application using the subject header: “SJF [deadline month] 2017:” (without brackets or quotes) followed by your organization’s name. This will help us identify your message as a preliminary application, rather than a general inquiry. (Important: applications sent without “SJF” in the subject header may end up not being considered.)

Visit all Funding opportunities: 
Visit all funding categories:  https://fundforbangladesh.wordpress.com/how-to/access-funding-short-cut/

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One comment

  1. Our priority is to support direct grassroots activism and organizing for social justice.

    Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting an application. Many preliminary applications are administratively rejected because they do not fit within these guidelines.


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