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Funding Available for Groups Working to Advance Social and Environmental Justice

Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program

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

Through the program, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to nonprofit community-based groups in the United States working to advance social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just food systems. The foundation prioritizes the types of activities and strategies an organization uses for creating social change rather than on the specific issues the organization is addressing. Priority strategies identified by the foundation include: community and ally outreach; leadership development; constituent empowerment and decision-making; popular education; root cause analysis; power analysis; campaign development; constituent and ally mobilization; coalition building; and direct action.

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.

Pre-applications are due October 16. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

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

Deadline: October 16, 2019

To learn more and apply, click here.

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