The following organizations should be contacted directly for more information regarding their funding standards.

  1. A Territory Resource (ATR): The purpose of ATR is to support activist community organizations which work to create a more equitable, just, and environmentally sound society
    603 Stewart, Suite 221
    Seattle, WA 98101
    (206) 624-4048
    (206) 382-2640 fax

  2. Appalachian Community Fund: Supports social change activism in central Appalachia. Defines social change as working to redistribute wealth, power and resources, and to eliminate the barriers that keep people fro participating fully in society. Social change also means focusing efforts on changing the circumstances and the social and institutional systems that create barriers and inequities.
    107 W. Main Street
    Knoxville, TN 37902
    (865) 523-5783
    (865) 523-1896 fax

  3. Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation: Provides funds to programs in the Southeast which builds communities that nurture people, spur enterprise, bridge differences, and acts with fairness and civility.
    2920 Reynolds Rd.
    Winston Salem, NC 27106
    (336) 748-9222

  4. Ben & Jerry’s Foundation: Ben & Jerry offers competitive grants to not-for-profit organizations which facilitate progressive social change. The Foundation supports projects which are: models for social change; infuses with a spirit of generosity and hopefulness; directed towards enhancing people’s quality of life and examples of creative problem solving
    P.O. Box 299
    Waterbury, VT 05676
    (802) 244-6957

  5. Better Homes Foundation: Grants made are to assist homeless families with transitional and permanent housing, job training and jobs, medical care and counseling, and childcare.
    189 Wells Ave.
    Newton, MA 02159
    (617) 964-3834

  6. Catholic Campaign for Human Development: Funds organized groups of low-income people attempting to gain economic strength and political power in their communities.United States Catholic Conference
    3211 4th Street, NE
    Washington, DC 20017
    (202) 541-3000

  7. Chinook Fund: The Chinook Fund is dedicated to creating a just and equitable society by building a permanent institutional and financial base for progressive social change. With funds raised annually, they provide grants, technical assistance, and avenues for networking to grassroots community organizations in Colorado.
    2418 W. 32nd Avenue
    Denver, CO 80211
    (303) 455-6905
    (303) 477-1617 fax

  8. Church Women United: Contributes financially to self-development projects for women throughout the world.
    475 Riverside Dr #1626A
    New York, NY 10015
    (212) 870-2347
    (212) 870-2338 fax

  9. The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation: The basic goal is to improve conditions for persons who are poorly or unfairly served by the established institutions of society.
    415 Madison Ave. 10th Floor
    New York, NY 10017
    (212) 551-9100

  10. Environmental Support Center: The Environmental Support Center (ESC) promotes the quality of the natural environment, human health and community sustainability by increasing the organizational effectiveness of regional, state and local organizations working on environmental issues and for environmental justice. This mission is accomplished through three programs, and ESC’s constituencies consist of environmental justice and environmental activist organization.
    1500 Massachusetts Ave., NW Suite # 25
    Washington, DC 20005
    (202) 331-9700
    (202) 331-8592 fax

  11. Fund for Southern Communities: Supports small community groups working for social justice and community organizing. We support groups in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
    315 W. Ponce De Leon Ave., Suite # 1061
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404) 371-8404
    (404) 371-8496

  12. Jewish Fund for Justice: Makes grants to projects that are working to combat poverty and the systemic disenfranchisement of low-income people in the United States.260 Fifth Avenue, Suite # 701
    New York City, NY 10001
    (212) 213-2113
    (212) 213-2233 fax

  13. Albert A. List Foundation, Inc.: Grants are awarded to committed groups that foster citizen participation in the democratic process, further an understanding of the artist and art with society, and groups working for social change. Groups should be exempted from the federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    998 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10028-0126
    (212) 327-4971

  14. MacArthur Foundation: Grants with the highest priority go to action oriented, locally initiated projects in the areas of Community Initiatives, Education, Health, Population, World Environment and Resources, and Peace and International Cooperation.
    140 S. Dearborn #1100
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (312) 726-8000
    (312) 917-0334 fax

  15. Minority Group Self Determination Fund: The purpose of this fund is to provide assistance to ethnic minority United Methodist Churches and to community organizations for projects which they have determined to be important to the development of their communities.
    United Methodist Church
    110 Maryland Avenue, NE #38
    Washington, DC 20002-5680
    (202) 547-4828

  16. Ms. Foundation: Provides support to self-help projects for women and girls which enables them to govern their lives and influence the world around them.
    141 5th Ave., 65
    New York, NY 10010
    (212) 689-3475

  17. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation: Grantmaking is organized in four programs: Civil Society, Environment, Poverty and Flint, Michigan.
    1200 Mott Foundation Bldg.
    Flint, MI 48502-1851
    (810) 238-5651
    (810) 766-1753 fax

  18. Needmor Fund: The primary goal is to empower individuals whose rights to justice and opportunity are systematically ignored or denied. The fund has identified community organizing as a highly effective process through which such people may learn to take control of their lives and change those conditions which adversely affect them.
    42 S. St. Clair Street
    Toledo, OH 43602
    (419) 255-5560

  19. New World Foundation: Provides start-up funds to programs as well as funds for new projects by established organizations. It seeks to provide a bridge between the initial needs of innovative programs and their achievement of greater support from the public, other foundations or government agencies.
    666 West End Avenue, Suite #1B
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 249-1023
    (212) 472-05087 fax

  20. Norman Foundation, Inc.: Supports projects which encourage a just, open, and demographic political system, a fair distribution of resources, and equality of opportunity.
    147 E. 48th Street
    New York, NY 10017
    (212) 230-9830
    (212) 230-9849 fax

  21. General Board of Global Ministries
    Office of Mission Opportunities
    Women’s Division
    475 Riverside Drive, Rm. 1503
    New York, NY 10115

  22. Hope and Wholeness for Children and Youth Fund: Grants will be awarded for work with young people between 8 and 18 years of age in the areas of health concerns, non-formal education, spiritual well-being, care-taking concerns, and young people in crisis. These one-time grants will not exceed $6,000. Organizations with either new or existing projects may apply. Available funds are limited.

  23. Call to Prayer and Self-Denial Fund: This one time grant is awarded to a variety of projects which meet the annual criteria to address the specific needs of women, children, and youth.  Grants generally do not exceed $25,000. Programmatic proposals are encouraged.

  24. Oxfam America: Oxfam America is committed to creating lasting solutions to global poverty, hunger and social injustice.
    26 West Street
    Boston, MA 02111
    (617) 482-1211
    1 (800) 776-9326

  25. Peace Development Fund: Provides grants to organizations and projects working to promote global demilitarization, world peace, and non-violent conflict resolutions.
    44 N. Prospect Street
    P.O. Box 1280
    Amherst, MA 01004
    (413) 256-8306
    (413) 563-6882 fax

  26. Philadelphia Foundation: Concentrates on small and developing organizations which are operated by and/or empower minority and low-income people. The funding area is Southeastern Pennsylvania.
    1234 Market Street, Suite 1800
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (215) 563-6417
    (215) 563-6882 fax

  27. Phoenix Fund: The goal of the Phoenix Fund is to support emerging projects that empower the working poor to address issues such as workers unprotected by labor and environmental standards, immigrants working in sweatshops, job discrimination and poverty wages, workers risking their health in unregulated industries, etc.
    100 E. 85th Street
    New York, MY 10028
    (212) 249-1023
    (212) 472-0508 fax

  28. Public Welfare Foundation: Supports organizations which provide services to disadvantaged populations and works for lasting improvement in meeting basic human needs.
    1200 U Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20009-4443
    (202) 965-1800
    (202) 265-8851 fax

  29. Seventh Generation Fund: Provides an integrated program of grants, technical and management support to Native people in their self-help efforts to maintain and rebuild their communities.
    P.O. Box 4589
    Arcata, CA 95521
    (707) 825-7640
    (707) 825-7639 fax

  30. The Sister Fund: Priority funding is to programs that foster women’s economic, social, political, and spiritual empowerment. Funding primarily in New York City, with some national and international funding for advocacy and public education.
    116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor
    New York, NY 10003
    (212) 260-4446
    (212) 260-4633 fax

  31. Southern Partners Fund: Type of support: advocacy, general operating support, leadership development, other (organizing), technical assistance.
    1237 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd. SW
    Atlanta, GA 30310
    (404) 758-1983
    (404) 758-2880 fax

  32. The Tides Foundation: Provides support to organizations working to promote change in the areas of Social Justice Community Affairs, Economic Public Policy and Enterprise Development, International Affairs, and Environmental and Natural Resources.
    P.O. Box 29903
    San Francisco, CA 94129
    (415) 561-6400
    (415) 561-6401 fax

  33. Families USA Foundation: Grantmaking is limited to the funding of state-based grass roots coalitions involved in health and long-term health care reform.
    1334 G. Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20005
    (202) 628-3030
    (202) 347-2417 fax

  34. Veatch Program: Strives to address broad social, economic and political problems in the United States. Particular emphasis is placed on efforts to promote progressive change in ways which public and private institutions relate to disadvantaged sectors of the population.
    Unitarian Universalist
    48 Shelter Rock Rd.
    Manhasset, NY 11030
    (516) 627-6576
    (516) 627-6596 fax