A.J. Muste Memorial Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Social Justice Fund’ to support several active grantmaking programs promoting nonviolent action for social justice in the United States and around the world.

Funding brief: The Muste Institute supports several active grantmaking programs promoting nonviolent action for social justice in the United States and around the world.

The Social Justice Fund makes grants 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. They 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

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

Deadline: The Next Social Justice Fund Application Deadline is March, 4th, 2019 (for April 18 decisions)
2019 Application Deadlines (all Mondays):
March, 4th, 2019 (for April 18 decisions)
July, 8th, 2019 (for September 12 decisions)
Oct, 14th, 2019 (for Dececember 7 decisions)

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Not found

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

Although they value the work, they do NOT consider grant proposals for the following:
General support of ongoing operations
Individual efforts or scholarships
Schools or universities; academic or research projects
Organizations with access to government, corporate or mainstream charitable funding
Art, theater, film or video projects that 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 participant’s 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
* The Social Justice Fund only requires a fiscal sponsor if the group receiving the grant does not have its own bank accounts they cannot issue checks to individuals. If you cannot receive a grant check made out to the name of your organization, you will need a fiscal sponsor.
** The Social Justice Fund will not accept a new request from a previously funded group for two years after a grant. If you are unsure about when you will qualify, check in with our office before applying.

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

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link
Guideline: Click to view
Form (Proposal): Click to view
About: Click to view
Expectation: Click to view

How to apply: Please contact with the donor directly for the details of applying for this fund.

AJ Muste Institute 168 Canal Street, 6th Floor ◽ New York, New York 10013 ◽ (212 )533-4335 ◽ info@ajmuste.org
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