What and Where We Fund

Southeast Immigrant Rights Network (2017)

Amount: $50,000
End Year: 2018
College Park, GA

The mission of the Southeast Immigrant Rights Network is to lift up the voices and leadership of immigrant communities in the Southeast regionally and nationally. SEIRN promotes collaboration and exchange among our members, as well as political education and collective action to build just and inclusive communities. SEIRN envisions grassroots immigrant communities joining other marginalized communities as equal partners to build a regional movement to transform the South into a place that respects the dignity and the human rights of all. This grant provides general operating support. 

Southern Bancorp Community Partners (2016)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2018
Little Rock, AR

Southern Bancorp Community Partners' mission is to transform rural Southern communities by creating new educational and economic opportunities for people with limited resources in underserved rural communities in Mississippi and Arkansas. This grant supports general operations.

Southern Mutual Help Association (2017)

Amount: $100,000
End Year: 2018
New Iberia, LA

Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc.’s mission is building strong, healthy and prosperous rural communities. Our special focus is on low-wealth families, women, people of color, and families and communities whose livelihoods are interdependent with our lands and waters. This grant provides general operating support. 

Southern Partners Fund (2017)

Amount: $75,000
End Year: 2018
Atlanta, GA

Southern Partners Fund's mission is to serve rural southeastern communities and organizations seeking social, economic and environmental justice by providing them with financial resources, technical assistance and training, and access to systems of information and power. The organizations receiving support from SPF are based in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. This grant provides general operating support. 

Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative

Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative (2017)

Amount: $100,000
End Year: 2018
Jackson, MS

The mission of the Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative for Economic and Social Justice is: to nourish the internal capacity of women to take responsibility for their own lives, personally and externally; to engage women in advocacy and public policy initiatives that redirect local, state and federal resources and help to ensure women's full participation and access to economic and social justice; to engage women in an economic and community development agenda that includes workforce development; to build linkages with women's groups committed to economic and social justice. This grant provides general operating support. 

Southern Vision Alliance

Southern Vision Alliance (2017)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2019
Raleigh, NC

The Southern Vision Alliance is a grassroots intermediary organized for the charitable and educational purposes of providing infrastructure, capacity building and assistance to directly impacted communities, with a special emphasis on youth-centered programs. SVA supports leadership development, collaborations and base-building work for social, racial and economic justice, along with gender equity, LGBTQ rights and education justice in the US South. This grant provides general operating support. 

Southerners On New Ground (2017)

Amount: $100,000
End Year: 2018
Atlanta, GA

SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis and organizing. SONG's work is focused in all southern states: Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. This grant provides general operating support. 

Step Up Savannah, Inc. (2017)

Amount: $140,000
End Year: 2019
Savannah, GA

Step Up Savannah, Inc. engages all sectors of the community to improve the economic mobility and financial stability of families in Savannah, Chatham County. Step Up Savannah’s work focuses on three strategic areas: wealth building, workforce development, and policy and advocacy. This grant provides general operating support. 

The Georgia Conference of Black Mayors, Inc. (2016)

Amount: $75,000
End Year: 2018
Washington, GA

The Georgia Conference of Black Mayors, Inc.'s mission is to enhance the executive management capacity of its members for the purpose of effectively and efficiently governing viable local governments. GCBM represents 70 mayors throughout the State of Georgia. This grant supports general operations.

Together Louisiana

Together Louisiana (2017)

Amount: $100,000
End Year: 2019
Baton Rouge, LA

The mission of Together Louisiana is to be a vehicle for community leaders, especially in low-wealth communities, to gain experience in and develop their skills for base-building and democratic participation; to build trust in the civic sector across the lines of race, economics, geography and party affiliations; and to bring about policy changes at the state and local levels that improve the wealth, well-being and quality of life for Louisiana families. This grant provides general operating support.

 

West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy (2016)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2018
Charleston, WV

The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy is a policy research organization that is nonpartisan, nonprofit and statewide. The Center's research and analysis is designed to support informed public dialog and policy in West Virginia. The Center consults and collaborates with other organizations to ensure that its analyses are relevant and timely and strives to be a knowledgeable and respected source of credible information on public budget and fiscal issues for policymakers, advocates, media and the public. This grant supports general operations.

West Virginia Community Development Hub (2017)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2019
Stonewood, WV

The West Virginia Community Development Hub is a statewide nonprofit organization that works to engage communities and organizations in a system of community development that is locally determined and directed, continuous, intentional and aligned across all three sectors of society (public, private and civic). The organization integrates working with communities-of-place (geographic) and communities-of-interest (issue-based) through coalition building, community-based policy creation, and network-wide communications to successfully catalyze dynamic community development across the state. This grant provides general operating support. 

West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition (2017)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2019
Mt. Hope, WV

The mission of the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition is to build the local food and agriculture system in West Virginia in a way that provides viable incomes for farmers and local foods businesses and ensures all residents have access to locally produced food. The Coalition envisions West Virginia as a place where farmers and local foods and agriculture businesses can make a living working within a robust network to grow, process, distribute and market their products, and that provides healthy locally produced food to communities. This grant provides general operating support. 

West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition (2016)

Amount: $160,000
End Year: 2018
Charleston, WV

The West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition works to improve the health of children and families in West Virginia. We provide a forum for diverse organizations to discuss, coordinate and collaborate on issues that improve the health and well-being of West Virginia children. This grant supports general operations and community organizing.

Working America

Working America Education Fund (2017)

Amount: $50,000
End Year: 2018
Greensboro, NC

The Working America Education Fund reaches working people in their communities with good information on the issues that matter most. Working America reaches working class neighborhoods with a conversation about good jobs and a fair economy. It provides opportunities to build voice and power to put the concerns of working people at the top of the policy agenda. This grant provides general operating support.