What and Where We Fund

Georgia ACT

Georgia ACT, Inc. (2017)

Amount: $170,000
End Year: 2019
Atlanta, GA

Georgia ACT's mission is to build and support a statewide network of thriving member organizations and trained professionals engaged in housing and community development for low- to moderate-income families. This grant provides general operating support. 

GLAHR

Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (2017)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2019
Atlanta, GA

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is a grassroots community organizing nonprofit that develops statewide grassroots leadership in Latino immigrant communities in Georgia Through a decade of combining organizing, communications and advocacy. GLAHR has established a powerful network of informed community members and local committees to defend and advance the civil and human rights of Latinos and immigrants regardless of immigration status. This grant provides general operating support. 

Georgia Shift

Georgia Shift (2018)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2019
Atlanta, GA

 Georgia Shift gives marginalized young people a seat at the table of democracy through electoral action, hands-on education, and civic media programs. We envision a Georgia where marginalized young people of color are the fundamental driver of political impact and public policy at every level of government in an unbridled democracy. This grant provides general operating support.

Georgia STAND-UP (2017)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2019
Atlanta, GA

Georgia STAND-UP is a "Think and Act Tank" for working families. The STAND-UP mission is to provide information and resources to help create healthy, livable neighborhoods while respecting the right of existing residents to benefit from the progress and developments taking place in their communities. STAND-UP's work includes civic engagement, leadership development, workforce and jobs policy development, advocacy around equity and anti-displacement policies. STAND-UP's primary target population begins with low-wealth communities of color in metropolitan Atlanta that are affected by major development taken place in their communities. These communities are often blighted and ripe for gentrification and displacement and civic engagement is low. In the Atlanta metropolitan area, these communities are often communities of color; 98% are African-American. This grant provides general operating support. 

Grantmakers for Southern Progress (2017)

Amount: $100,000
End Year: 2019
Atlanta, GA

The mission of Grantmakers for Southern Progress is to help achieve significant and sustained progress in the economic, social and political outcomes of those who are least well off economically, politically and socially in the South. GSP’s focus is to leverage resources and increase the level of investment in structural change work in the region. This grant provides general operating support.

Homes of Hope, Inc. (2018)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2020
Greenville, SC

Homes of Hope (HoH) rebuilds communities and individual lives through housing, economic, and workforce development.  This grant provides general operating support. 

Hope Enterprise Corporation (2017)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2019
Jackson, MS

Since 1994, Hope has pursued a mission of improving lives, building assets and strengthening communities in the Mississippi Delta and other economically distressed parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, a region synonymous with entrenched poverty and a legacy of racial inequality. These conditions require that economic and social justice be deeply embedded in Hope's work.

Hope's primary means of fulfilling its mission is providing affordable, responsible financial services and related support that helps vulnerable people and communities prosper; and shaping policies, practices and systems that benefit those our target constituents; and by engaging in strategic partnerships that strengthen effectiveness and leverage additional resources. These activities are constantly informed and anchored by purposeful engagement with HOPE’s member-owners and other local stakeholders. This grant supports Hope's Small Towns Partnership. 

Institute for Southern Studies (2017)

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

The mission of the Institute for Southern Studies is to expose injustice, strengthen democracy and build a community of change to promote a more equitable, democratic and sustainable South. Through public interest media, strategic research and education and outreach initiatives, the Institute links people to information, analysis and ideas to build a better future in the South. The Institute's core constituency are community leaders, policy advocates, public officials, funders, the media and other change makers in 13 Southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia). This grant provides general operating support. 

Institute for Southern Studies (2018)

Amount: $10,000
End Year: 2019
Durham, NC

The institute’s mission is to put information and analysis into the hands of people working to build a more justice, democratic and sustainable future. This grant provides general operating support.

Kentucky Coalition (2018)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2020
London, KY

The Kentucky Coalition is a statewide citizens' organization that works with its sister organization, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, for a new balance of power and a just society.

Louisiana Budget Project (2017)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2019
Baton Rouge, LA

The Louisiana Budget Project monitors and reports on public policy and how it affects Louisiana’s low- to moderate-income families. The organization’s mission is to provide sound analysis of state fiscal issues to promote economic prosperity, a rising standard of living and the opportunity for all citizens to reach their highest potential. This grant provides general operating support.

MDC, Inc. (2017)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2019
Durham, NC

MDC helps organizations and communities close the gaps that separate people from opportunity as a “think and do” tank that brings together foundations, nonprofits, and leaders from government, business and the grassroots to illuminate data that highlight deeply rooted Southern challenges and help them apply systemic, community solutions. This grant provides general operating and project support. 

Metanoia CDC

Metanoia Community Development Corporation (2018)

Amount: $165,000
End Year: 2020
North Charleston, SC

Metanoia Community Development Corporation invests in neighborhood assets to build leaders, establish quality housing and generate economic development.  This grant provides general operating support.

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (2018)

Amount: $550,000
End Year: 2020
Berea, KY

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development’s works with people in Kentucky and Central Appalachia to create economic opportunity, strengthen democracy and support the sustainable use of natural resources. This grant provides general operating support.

Natural Capital Investment Fund, Inc. (2018)

Amount: $25,000
End Year: 2019
Sheperdstown, WV

Natural Capital Investment Fund, Inc. catalyzes environmentally and socially responsible business development and wealth creation in underserved communities by providing flexible capital and advisory services to small businesses, agricultural enterprises and community organizations. This grant is paired with a Program-Related Investment (PRI).

New American Pathways

New American Pathways (2018)

Amount: $25,000
End Year: 2020
Atlanta, GA

New American Pathways’ mission is to help refugees and Georgia thrive. The organization provides a comprehensive, fully integrated continuum of services targeted to meet the needs of refugees and other immigrants in Georgia. NAP’s vision is for new Americans in metro Atlanta to become successful, contributing and welcomed members of Georgia’s communities.

North Carolina Congress of Latino Organizations (2018)

Amount: $220,000
End Year: 2020
Durham, NC

The North Carolina Congress of Latino Organizations is a dynamic, statewide, nonpartisan, broad-based network made up of grassroots Latino organizations (congregations, community centers, associations and labor unions) whose mission is to empower Latino immigrants throughout North Carolina and help their institutions become more relevant and effective. 

North Carolina Justice Center (2018)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2020
Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina Justice and Community Development Center's mission is to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security.  This grant provides general operating support. 

One Voice (2018)

Amount: $65,000
End Year: 2019
Jackson, MS

One Voice’s mission is to ensure an equal voice to traditionally silenced communities across the South. This grant provides project support. 

Partnership for Southern Equity (2018)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2020
Atlanta, GA

Partnership for Southern Equity advances policies and institutional actions that promote racial equity and shared prosperity for all in the growth of metropolitan Atlanta and the American South.