What and Where We Fund

Steps Coalition (2019)

Amount: $75,000
End Year: 2020
Gulfport, MS

Steps Coalition’s mission is to build a democratic movement to create a healthy, just and equitable Mississippi Gulf Coast by developing local leadership, supporting communities as they advocate for their needs, and facilitating communication, coordination and collaboration among members. This grant provides project support for the Steps Coalition Loan Fund CDFI.

The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham (2018)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2020
Birmingham, AL

The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham creates change for women and their children through advocacy, collaboration, and philanthropy. The organization serves a region of Central Alabama that combines rural and urban communities in and around Birmingham and includes Jefferson, Blunt, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker Counties. The Women’s Fund primarily targets low-income, female-headed households, of which 38% live in poverty within our 5-county footprint. This grant provides project support for the Collaboration Institute. 

Together Louisiana

Together Louisiana (2018)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2020
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 that usually divide the state, the lines of race, economics, geography and party affiliation, and to bring about policy change at the state and local levels that improve the wealth, well-being and quality of life of Louisiana families.

Together Louisiana

Together Louisiana (2019)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2021
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 that usually divide our state, the lines of race, economics, geography and party affiliation; and to bring about policy change at the state and local level that improves the wealth, well-being and quality of life of Louisiana families. This grant provides general operating support.

U. S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (2018)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2020
Greenville, SC

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities works collaboratively with partners in the public and private sectors to advance systemic, transformative and sustainable change for the health and vitality of the nation’s working forests and forest-reliant communities. The grant supports the Sustainable Forest Land Retention Project (SFLR) that works to enable land retention and wealth creation for African American landowners in six Southern states. This grant provides project support. 

U. S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (2019)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2020
Greenville, SC

The Endowment works collaboratively with partners in the public and private sectors to advance systemic, transformative and sustainable change for the health and vitality of our nation’s working forests and forest-reliant communities.   This grant provides general operating support.

Voice of the Experienced (2018)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2020
New Orleans, LA

Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) is a grassroots organization founded and led by formerly incarcerated people, their families, and allies. VOTE is dedicated to restoring the full human and civil rights of those most impacted by the criminal justice system.  This grant provides general operating support. 

We Are Down Home (2019)

Amount: $50,000
End Year: 2020
Burlington, NC

We Are Down Home is a project to build a statewide organization of rural and small-town communities that advocate for economic, gender, and racial justice. We will move North Carolina toward the values of dignity, safety and inclusion through leadership development, strategic campaigns, multiracial movement building and civic engagement that advance real reforms for rural communities. This grant provides general operating support.

West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy (2018)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2020
Charleston, WV

The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy’s mission is to use research and analysis to advance the well-being of West Virginia communities, and to promote and support the essential role of government in improving the quality of life in the state. This grant provides general operating support. 

West Virginia Community Development Hub (2019)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2021
Stonewood, WV

The West Virginia Community Development Hub Inc. works to drive forward systematic community development change at the local and state levels in WV. The organization does so through leadership development, planning, and implementation of change-making projects. The organization also invests in network building to catalyze the state’s community development system through community-based policy work. This grant provides general operating support.

West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition (2019)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2021
Mt. Hope, WV

West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition seeks to improve the viability of the local food sector statewide by building and supporting a statewide network of those involved in West Virginia’s local food economies. This grant provides general operating support.

West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition

West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition (2018)

The West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition works to improve the health of children and families in West Virginia by providing a forum for diverse organizations, individuals and state agencies to coordinate and collaborate on issues. The coalition seeks to become an organized voice of and for West Virginia’s most vulnerable children and families.

West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition

West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition (2019)

The West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition works to improve the health of children and families in West Virginia by providing a forum for diverse organizations, individuals and state agencies to coordinate and collaborate on issues. The coalition seeks to become an organized voice of and for West Virginia’s most vulnerable children and families. This grant provides general operating support.

Working America

Working America Education Fund (2018)

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

Working America educates working-class people on economic issues and provides avenues for them to build their communities through grassroots organizing and issue campaigns.