A.J. Muste Memorial Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Social Justice Fund’ to promote 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:

Social Justice Fund
Due to administrative challenges, the Muste Institute is suspending its Social Justice Fund grants to international organizations for the remainder of 2019 and until further notice. They will post new information here once the situation is resolved.

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:
End the violence of borders and the criminalization of immigrants
Abolish the death penalty, shut down the prison industrial complex, redefine criminal justice
Confront institutionalized repression against racial, ethnic, gender-based, and LGBTQ communities
Support progressive workers movements and the eradication of poverty
Dismantle the war machine, end state sponsored terrorism, expose the dangers of nuclear power

Criteria: They seek proposals:
For projects with expense budgets under $50,000
From grassroots organizations with annual income of less than $500,000
From groups with limited access to more mainstream funding sources
From groups which have not received Social Justice Fund grants in at least two years
From groups with or without 501(c)3 status or a fiscal sponsor: the Social Justice Fund only requires a fiscal sponsor if the group receiving the grant does not have its own bank account. If you cannot receive a grant check made out to the name of your organization, you will need a fiscal sponsor. They cannot issue checks to individuals.

Although they value the work, they do NOT consider grant proposals for the following:
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 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 or for an organization’s general operating budget

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

Deadline: The Next Social Justice Fund Application Deadline is October, 14th, 2019 (for December decisions)

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: 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 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 enough economic and in-kind support to carry out their regular work, but need additional support to carry out a project or build capacity

Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: info@ajmuste.org

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

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

Download and fill in the current form through the link above. Submit your completed application via email to info@ajmuste.org. Use the subject header: SJF APP [deadline-month/year] [your organization’s name]You can attach the application and supporting material, such as financial spread sheets, to the email in document or PDF form. If your proposal is selected for consideration, you should expect a call or email from one of our grant researchers with any questions they might have. Final decisions can be expected about 10 weeks after the deadline date.

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