Grants & Scholarships


Bread & Roses Community Fund is committed to supporting racial and economic justice organizing in the Delaware Valley.

Formerly the People’s Fund, Bread & Roses has distributed over $10 million in grants to local grassroots organizations since 1971. In addition to grantmaking, Bread & Roses also provides technical assistance including fundraising advice, communications tips, and organizational development support to its grantees and allied organizations.

Our Funds and Services

Bread & Roses funds community groups that organize for real change. Bread & Roses does not provide grants for social services. Organizations that meet basic funding criteria and eligibility requirements can apply for grants through Bread & Roses.

Monthly grants through the Opportunity Fund are intended for special projects or emergencies that are not part of an organization’s ongoing work. These activities are frequently in response to rapidly emerging issues and might include: demonstrations and rallies, coalition activities, conferences/forums, or outreach materials.

Bread & Roses makes annual grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 through the following fund categories:

Bread & Roses also administers the Lax Scholarship Fund, which awards tuition scholarships to gay men who are from the Delaware Valley and/or attending school in the region.

In addition, Bread & Roses supports several donor advised funds.

Support is provided to grantees and other community organizations through the Barbara Smith Community School, which offers workshops, trainings and technical assistance.

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