The Future Fund provides $5,000 grants to groups that are working on emerging issues or developing new approaches to social justice activism or community organizing. These groups may employ one or more effective strategies, such as cultural work, media advocacy, and political education.
Who are Future Fund grantees?
The Future Fund has supported a wide range of organizations. Check out our list of recent grantees to see if the Future Fund is right for your organization. Also see characteristics of a Bread & Roses grantee to see if your organization is a good fit.
Does my group qualify for a grant from the Future Fund?
The Future Fund makes grants to groups that:
Meet all basic eligibility criteria
Are new or emerging groups or organizations that are new to Bread & Roses
Are focusing on developing their capacity and skills to build a local base and take collective action against the problem being addressed
Are led by people most affected by injustice, and focus on building broad membership and leadership bases that can survive when key leaders step down
Understand power and can talk about how they are trying to challenge power imbalances within their organizations and in their communities as well as between community members and policy makers
Are less likely to be funded by more traditional funders, because of their commitment to challenging power and prioritizing the leadership of marginalized people; therefore, a grant from Bread & Roses would be critical to seeding or sustaining their work
What is the award size from the Future Fund?
The Future Fund makes $5,000 grants. Groups who have received grants from the Future Fund in the past may reapply in the following grant cycle.
The application deadline is April 1, 2020.