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Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Support Grassroots
Social Change Strategies and Activities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Ben and Jerry's Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/16/19 4:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants of up to $25,000 to USA constituent-led nonprofits for strategies and activities to create social change. Funding is intended to provide project and general operating support to organizations that utilize base-building and community organizing strategies to accomplish their goals.

Funding is intended to provide general or project support. The funding source focuses on the types of strategies the applicant uses for creating social change and will award grants only to grassroots organizations that are using community-organizing and base-building strategies to accomplish their goals.

While the Foundation's broad goals are to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just food systems, grant funding will focus on the types of activities and strategies an organization uses for creating social change rather than on the specific issues the organization is addressing.

Priority Strategies must include:

  • Community & ally outreach
  • Leadership development
  • Constituent empowerment & decision-making
  • Popular education
  • Root cause analysis
  • Power analysis
  • Campaign development
  • Mobilizing constituents & allies
  • Coalition building
  • Direct action

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179477

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards of up to $25,000 are offered.

Term of Contract:

The program awards one-year grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is awarded only to organizations with budgets under $500,000.

Only organizations with 501(c)3 status, or who have a fiscal agent with this status are eligible to apply.

Areas not funded:

- Direct services to individuals, families or communities
- Internationally focused programs
- Organizations with annual budgets over $500,000
- Discretionary or emergency requests
- Schools or programs for schools
- Colleges or universities
- Individuals or scholarship programs
- Research, litigation or legal expenses
- Capital or endowment campaigns
- State agencies or government programs
- Businesses or business associations
- Religious activities
- Arts or Media programs
- Other foundations or regranting organizations
- Advocacy programs

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process:

Step 1. Review what the Foundation funds, its priorities and restrictions, to ensure a good fit.
Step 2. Complete pre-application through Application Portal below.
Step 3. If invited, submit full proposal by relevant deadline

Application Timeline:

Cycle [A]: Full Proposal Review in Feb, Apr
- Pre-App Deadline: Opens Aug. 1st – Deadline Oct. 16th, 2019 at 4 pm ET.
- Full Proposals Due: Based on invitation date.

Please note, all deadlines are for Eastern Time Zone.

FAQs: https://benandjerrysfoundation.org/faq.html

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Application Portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=benandjerry

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, Inc.
30 Community Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: 802-846-1500
Email: info@benandjerrysfoundation.org

Staff:

Rebecca Golden, Director of Programs
Lisa Pendolino, Managing Director - Extension 2687
Dana Jeffery, Administrative and Grants Management Coordinator- Extension 2657

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