2009 Grantees and Accomplishments
Even in the midst of difficult economic times, Bread & Roses maintained a committment to social justice philanthropy and gave away over $200,000 to more than 30 different organizations in the 2009 grant cycle. And those grantees racked up big victories, like:
- Asian Americans United and Casino Free Philadelphia--working together--have blocked one bill to allow video poker in Pennsylvania and have also opened up an office across the street from a proposed Philadelphia slots parlor.
- ACT-UP Philadelphia helped lead a protest at the Capitol in Washington calling on Congress to lift the 20-year federal ban on needle exchange. The next day, a House Sub-Committee voted to remove the ban! The bill passed into law in December, 2009.
- The Taxi Worker's Alliance organized a 300-person protest at the Philadelphia Parking Authority blocking traffic getting coverage in most major media outlets.
To learn about the 2010 Bread & Roses grantees and their accomplishments, check out the pages below:
2009 Grantees were announced at the "On the Rise" event in July. To see photos from that event, click here.
Frederick Ginyard & Naomi Leapheart,
members of the Community Grantmaking Committee announcing the 2009 grantees