What and Where We Fund

SCSJ

Southern Coalition for Social Justice (2019)

Amount: $450,000
End Year: 2022
Durham, NC

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice partners with communities of color and economically disadvantaged communities in the South to defend and advance political, social and economic rights through the combination of legal advocacy, research, organizing and communications. This grant provides project support and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Southern Vision Alliance

Southern Vision Alliance (2020)

Amount: $25,000
End Year: 2021
Raleigh, NC

The mission of Southern Vision Alliance is to provide incubation, infrastructure, capacity building, coaching, and technical assistance to frontline organizing projects, leadership programs, and collaborations led by directly-impacted communities in the US South. This grant is a contribution to the organization’s COVID-19 community response fund.

Southerners On New Ground (SONG) (2018)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2021
Atlanta, GA

Southerners on New Ground (SONG) is home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class abilities, age, culture, gender and sexuality in the South. The organization builds, sustains and connects a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in 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, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. This grant provides general operating support and was extended in response to COVID-19.

State Innovation Exchange

State Innovation Exchange (2019)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2022
Madison, WI

The State Innovation Exchange exists to support state legislators who seek to strengthen democracy, fight for working families, defend civil rights and liberties, and protect the environment. SIX accomplishes the organization’s mission through training, emphasizing leadership development, amplifying legislators’ voices, and forging strategic alliances between legislative networks and grassroots movements.This grant provides project support for State Innovation Exchange's work in NC and was extended in response to COVID-19.

State Leadership Project (2020)

Amount: $800,000
End Year: 2021
Washington, DC

State Leadership Project is dedicated to helping build and support sustainable and reflective charitable donor alliances that foster civic engagement to create shared power and economic prosperity for people of all races in all 50 states. This grant provides civic engagement support for SLP's work in Southern states.

State Leadership Project (2020)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2022
Washington, DC

State Leadership Project is dedicated to helping build and support sustainable and reflective charitable donor alliances that foster civic engagement to create shared power and economic prosperity for people of all races in all 50 states. This grant provides project support for SLP's work in southern states.

State Voices (2020)

Amount: $80,000
End Year: 2021
Washington, DC

Launched in 2008, State Voices is a national civic engagement organization committed to building the strength of local leaders and organizations from marginalized communities and bringing their issues to the center of public discourse. This grant provides civic engagement support for State Voices work in Southern states.

State Voices (2020)

Amount: $350,000
End Year: 2022
Washington, DC

Launched in 2008, State Voices is a national civic engagement organization committed to building the strength of local leaders and organizations from marginalized communities and bringing their issues to the center of public discourse. This grant provides project support for State Voices work in southern states.

Stay Together Appalachian Youth (STAY) Project (2020)

Amount: $25,000
End Year: 2021
New Market, TN

The Stay Together Appalachian Youth (STAY) Project is a regional network of young people working together to create, advocate for, and participate in safe, sustainable, engaging and inclusive communities throughout Appalachia and beyond. This grant is in response to COVID-19 in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Steps Coalition (2019)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2021
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 and  was extended in response to COVID-19.

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) (2021)

Amount: $20,000
End Year: 2022
Nashville, TN

The Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) is a statewide, immigrant and refugee-led collaboration whose mission is to empower immigrants and refugees throughout Tennessee to develop a unified voice, defend their rights, and create an atmosphere in which they are recognized as positive contributors to the state. This grant provides general operating and civic engagement support.

The Equity Alliance

The Equity Alliance (2020)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2021
Nashville, TN

The Equity Alliance proactively advocates for African Americans and other communities of color to have a fair and just opportunity at realizing the American dream. The organization is a Nashville-based grassroots advocacy group that seeks to equip citizens with tools and strategies to engage in the civic process and empower them to take action on issues affecting their daily lives. The Equity Alliance believes in using voting power as a weapon in the fight for social justice. This grant provides civic engagement funding. 

The Ordinary People Society (2020)

Amount: $20,000
End Year: 2021
Dothan, AL

The mission of The Ordinary People Society is to offer hope and create an environment that provides a continuum of unconditional acceptance and care to individuals and their families who suffer the effects of mass incarceration without regard to race, sex, creed, color, religion or social status.  This grant provides civic engagement support. 

The Ordinary People Society (2021)

Amount: $100,000
End Year: 2022
Dothan, AL

TOPS exists to address the inequities in arrest, bail and mass-incarceration. TOPS offers hope and creates an environment that provides a continuum of service and unconditional acceptance and care to individuals and their families who suffer the effects of mass incarceration without regard to race, sex, creed, color, religion or social status. This grant provides general operating and regranting support.

The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham (2018)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2021
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 and was extended in response to COVID-19.

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.

Together Louisiana

Together Louisiana (2020)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2022
Baton Rouge, LA

Together Louisiana supports the work of broad-based organizations committed to crossing the divisions of race, religion, economics, gender and political ideology. In so doing, these organizations develop a non-partisan approach to local politics and create a vehicle where citizens shape the future of their communities. This grant provides general operating support. 

VAYLA New Orleans (2020)

Amount: $50,000
End Year: 2021
New Orleans, LA

The mission of VAYLA New Orleans is to provide climate and reproductive justice education, community organizing education, comprehensive civic engagement and pathways to citizenship. This grant is a contribution to the organization’s COVID-19 community response fund.

Voice of the Experienced (2018)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2021
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 and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) (2021)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2023
New Orleans, LA

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