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Organization Name, City Location, Grant Amount, Organization Information
Oakland Leaf, incorporated in 2002, by a group of Oakland-based educators sharing a commitment to "community transformation through creative education." For over 8 years, Oakland Leaf has been providing innovative programs and services to feed the minds, bodies, and spirits of the low-income youth and their families in East Oakland. Oakland Leaf actively works in solidarity with Oakland inner-city youth, their families, educators, artists, organizers, and community-based organizations for individual, collective, structural, and environmental transformation. Oakland Leaf's programming has grown to serve over 500 students and their families each year.
Hard Hatted Women
To empower women to achieve economic independence by creating workplace diversity in trade and technical careers. Their missions seeks to: encourage and prepare women for nontraditional employment through outreach, education, training, support, and job placement assistance; advocate for and implement systems which promote equity in recruitment, training, and hiring; work to eliminate harassment and discrimination against workers on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, or age; create equitable work environments for women and minorities through education, training, and resources; advocate for systemic change on issues which impact our region's economy on workforce development issues and economic access on local, state, and regional levels.
Through lifesaving, emergency response measures, long-term community development, and advocacy for government policies supportive of sustainable development Oxfam America has worked to alleviate global poverty and hunger.
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibliity (PEER) acts as a safe channel for agency experts to work with reporters by providing them a cover for disclosures, deniability on press stories and legal tools for forcing critical paper trails into daylight. PEER already works in partnership with investigative reporters to make connections for background and off-the-record interviews with agency deep throats. In addition, they pursue Freedom of Information Act requests and litigation on behalf of both employees and news organizations (whose legal departments are not available for such suits). They seek support to expand our services to journalists, protect insider sources and to mount legal challenges against government non-disclosure policies.
Valentino Achak Deng Foundation
San Francisco, CA
The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to increase access to education in post-conflict Southern Sudan by building schools, libraries, teacher-training institutes, and community centers. Established by Valentino Deng and Dave Eggers after the publication of What Is the What, the Foundation's first major project is the construction and operation of a 15-structure educational complex in Valentino's hometown of Marial Bai, Southern Sudan. The Marial Bai Secondary School opened in May 2009, and is the first high school in the entire region.
fiscal sponsorship program support
The mission of Mujer U'wa is to support the leadership development of indigenous U'wa women in Colombia in order to contribute to environmental efforts and play a role in peace building amid a war zone in their land. Mujer U'wa supports grassroots, indigenous U'wa women leaders as they resist oil extraction and the militarization that accompanies it. They support women from the perspective of supporting civil society, women's participation, human rights, community empowerment, peace building, environmental preservation, and strengthening the U'wa traditional culture. From the US, they raise funds, spread awareness, and build community.
Northern California War Tax Resistance
Northern California War Tax Resistance (NCWTR) is a support resource for those who actively resist, or are thinking of resisting, war taxes. They support war tax resistors through workshops, meetings and the People's Life Fund, a group that makes charitable grants to social service organizations annually through a granting process.
Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization
New York, NY
The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) was founded in 1967 by progressive church leaders and activists. Its purpose is to advance the struggles of oppressed people for justice and self-determination. For almost 40 years, IFCO has assisted the poor and disenfranchised in developing and sustaining community organizations to fight human and civil rights injustices. This work includes education about the realities of the poor in the US and the third world.
White Earth Land Recovery Project
White Earth Land Recovery Project (WELRP) is a reservation based organizing, advocacy, and community development project, seeking to facilitate the recovery of the land, culture, economy and way of life of the Anishinaabeg people of the White Earth Reservation. The project includes a diverse set of activities, including organizing work, marketing, leadership development, circle loan funds, cultural education, and land acquisition. The WELRP is the largest reservation based non-profit organization in the state of Minnesota, and one of the four largest nationally.
New Haven, CT
City Seed's mission is to engage the community in growing an equitable, local food system that promotes economic development, community development, and sustainable agriculture. They aspire to create a sustainable model of local economy, urban community, regional agriculture, environmental stewardship, and well-being through food.
National Day Laborer Organizing Network
Los Angeles, CA
The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) is a new collaboration between twelve community based organizations that organize day laborers in different parts of the country. The goal of the network is to create opportunities for collaboration, strategy and planning to strengthen the capacity , leadership and influence of each local organization.
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
Palo Alto, CA
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center (PPJC) works for peace and social justice at home and abroad, on nuclear and conventional disarmament, and a demilitarized, democratic economy, by providing a central clearing house for outreach, resources, and information for individuals and groups.
Mother Jones Investigative Fund
San Francisco, CA
Mother Jones is known as the leading source for high impact investigative journalism that’s independent, intelligent, passionate, and creative; built on collaboration, innovation, flexibility, transparency; and (for our staff) a joy to be a part of. They want their readers to discover the world through our reporting, and to see things others don’t see. They want to give them the context needed to make sense of the world, and to answer the question of how one is to act effectively in it. To this end, they see themselves as part of the global progressive movement for justice.
National Legal Sanctuary for Community Advancement
South San Francisco, CA
fiscal sponsorship program support
The National Legal Sanctuary for Community Advancement (NLSCA) is the next chapter of the civil rights movement, dedicated solely to the protection of the rights and dignity of Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian peoples. NLSCA is the unifying voice that demands civil rights for those who have been marginalized. They strive to bridge the gap within this diverse community and the community at large in order to boldly advance social justice. The bedrock of NLSCA's mission acts to mobilize and champion social change via legal defense of civil rights, responsible media coverage and depiction of action, proactive collaboration with legislative and political bodies, and education and community outreach.
Little Tokyo Service Center
Los Angeles, CA
The mission of the Little Tokyo Service Center, a Community Development Corporation, is to meet the critical needs of people and build community. They seek to improve the lives of individuals and families through culturally sensitive social services, strengthen neighborhoods through housing and community development, and promote the rich heritage of the ethnic community.
Earthjustice is dedicated to protecting our natural heritage, safeguarding our health and promoting a clean energy future. Through effective use of law and the courts, Earthjustice levels the playing field between corporate interests and the public good. The result is a safer, healthier environment for everyone.
Earthjustice is the first and largest nonprofit organization of public-interest environmental litigators in the world. They go to court on behalf of citizen groups concerned about threats to the environment and in need of superior legal representation. Since their founding nearly 40 years ago, they have represented almost 1,000 public-interest clients, large and small—always without charge.
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics (FSEEE) seeks to protect national forests and to reform the U.S. Forest Service by advocating environmental ethics, educating citizens, and defending whistleblowers. FSEEE is made up of thousands of concerned citizens, present, former, and retired Forest Service employees, other government resource managers, and activists working to change the Forest Service's basic land management philosophy.
Filipino Community Support
San Jose, CA
Filipino Community Support is a network of concerned Filipinos residing and working in Silicon Valley with their families and friends who realize the need to protect, assist, and advocate for our mutual and collective interest against exploitation, oppression, violence, and injustice. They come together to build a broad comprehensive grassroots organization that defends the rights gained by previous struggles and upholds the welfare of Filipinos. With nationalist and democratic values, they envision greater social, cultural, and political resources for the Filipino community in Santa Clara County that would benefit everyone and promote greater equity and justice.