Racial & Economic Justice Fund

Members of Urban Creators, a 2019 Racial & Economic Justice Fund grantee. Photo credit: Austin Horton

About the Racial and Economic Justice Fund

The Racial & Economic Justice Fund provides $10,000 grants to groups that use community organizing to promote racial and economic justice at the local, state, national, or international levels. For groups applying to this Fund, racial and economic justice must be central to their vision, to their understanding of the issue they seek to address, and to their strategy for social change.

Who are previous Racial & Economic Justice Fund grantees?

The Racial & Economic Justice Fund has supported a wide range of grantees, from Asian Americans United to Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania. Check out our list of recent grantees to see if the Racial & Economic Justice Fund is right for your organization.

Does my group qualify for a Racial & Economic Justice Fund grant?

The Racial & Economic Justice Fund makes grants to groups that:

  • Meet all basic eligibility criteria
  • Have a long-term vision for and engage strategies that promote racial or economic justice
  • Are led by people most affected by injustice, and build broad membership and leadership bases that can survive when key leaders step down
  • Understand power differences based on identity and can talk about how they are trying to challenge those power imbalances both within their organizations and in their communities
  • Prioritize ongoing education/consciousness raising for constituents and allies that broadens their membership base
  • Have a plan, including short term and long term goals that are specific, achievable, and relevant to racial or economic justice
  • Are knowledgeable about other organizations working on the same issue, and are able to work in coalition across movements, issues, and communities to amplify impact
  • Are less likely to be funded by more traditional funders, because of their commitment to challenging power and prioritizing the leadership of marginalized people; therefore, a grant from Bread & Roses would be critical to seeding or sustaining their work

What is the award size from the Racial & Economic Justice Fund?

The Racial & Economic Justice Fund makes $10,000 grants. Groups who have received grants from the Racial & Economic Justice Fund in the past may reapply in the following grant cycle.


The 2019 application deadline was March 1.

How to apply

If you need assistance completing the application, call 215.731.1107 or email grants@breadrosesfund.org. We also accept paper applications. Grant applications may be delivered or mailed to:

Bread & Roses Community Fund
The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street
Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19107

No emails or faxes will be accepted.

Contact grants@breadrosesfund.org with any questions.