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 Racial & Economic Justice Fund grantees?
The Racial & Economic Justice Fund has supported a wide range of organizations. Check out our list of recent grantees to see if the Racial & Economic Justice Fund is right for your organization. Also see characteristics of a Bread & Roses grantee to see if your organization is a good fit.
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 and/or economic justice
- Are using community organizing to achieve their goals and create social change
- Are led by people most affected by injustice, and have broad membership and leadership bases that can survive when key leaders step down
- Understand power and can talk about how they are trying to challenge power imbalances within their organizations and in their communities as well as between community members and policy makers
- Have a plan, including short term and long term goals that are specific and achievable and promote racial and/or economic justice through changes in policies or practices at the neighborhood, city, state, or national level
- Are knowledgeable about other organizations working on the same issue, and are able to work collaboratively 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
Groups cannot receive grants from both the Racial & Economic Justice Fund and the Future Fund during the same year.
The Racial & Economic Justice Fund makes $10,000 grants. Groups who have received grants from the Racial & Economic Justice Fund in the past may apply in subsequent grant cycles.
Where does the money for these grants come from?
The money for these grants is being raised by the volunteer members of the 2021 Racial & Economic Justice Giving Project. You can support their fundraising by making a gift.
Apply to the Racial & Economic Justice Fund
The deadline for the Racial & Economic Justice Fund is March 8, 2021. Submit an application through our online portal:
How can I learn more?
If you’re interested in applying to the fund in the future, we encourage you to watch this recording of our information session about the Racial & Economic Justice Fund and the Future Fund.