The Future Fund supports organizations that are working on emerging issues or developing new approaches to social justice activism. These groups may employ one or more effective strategies, including cultural work, media advocacy, and political education. You can learn more about eligibility criteria here.
Girls Justice League is a girls’ rights organization dedicated to taking action for social, educational, and economic justice for girls, young women, and those who identify as female in Philadelphia. They are building and supporting a citywide movement of girls and young women activists who are prepared to organize their peers and adult allies for greater gender equity in Philadelphia through the Girls Justice Institute, the Project on the Status of Girls and Young Women in Philadelphia, and Allies for Girls Justice. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr
Philadelphia Coalition for Racial Economic and Legal (REAL) Justice is working to end the epidemic of state violence disproportionately faced by communities of color. The coalition is fighting for the establishment of a community-controlled police review board, and is planning a tribunal on police brutality. They are organizing diverse groups of community members to work together to address problems through meetings, actions, campaigns, educational work, and policy initiatives. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram |Tumblr
PhilaPOSH is made up of unions, health and legal professionals working together since 1975 for a safe and protected workplace as well as for the rights of injured workers. They organize community meetings in targeted neighborhoods to heighten awareness of residential construction hazards, provide hazard identification trainings for community members and workers, and discuss actions to address these dangerous conditions. They are also organizing neighborhood action teams to ensure continued pressure on agencies, the City, and contractors/developers to ensure safer practices throughout Philadelphia. | Website | Facebook
Soil Generation is a coalition of Philadelphia organizations and individuals who support equity and social justice for community-managed green space, gardens, and farms through advocacy, grassroots organizing, and community education. In 2016, they will publish Threatened Gardens, a resource guidebook and video, as well as continue to build relationships with gardeners, farmers, and community organizations not currently involved in the coalition. | Website | Facebook
Spiral Q builds strong and equitable communities characterized by creativity, joy, can-do attitudes, and the courage to act on their convictions. Each year, they host a Peoplehood parade to challenge discrimination in all its harmful forms. Their Justice Works program supports new and ongoing efforts of organizations, campaigns, and informal groups of people in Philly to build social justice. This work includes racial, economic, gender, environmental, educational, and other intersectional fights for justice through creative analysis and teachings. In doing this program, Spiral Q hopes that movements for justice will be strengthened, will be bold and celebratory, and will win change in the lives of Philadelphia’s residents. | Website | Facebook | Twitter