It’s the most wonderful time of the year: New grants and scholarships

Thanks to the support of thousands of individual donors, Bread & Roses grants and scholarships will soon be awarded to some of the many recent applicants now under consideration.

  • The Phoebus Criminal Justice Initiative committee interviewed 14 groups in March that are working to bring real change to our criminal justice system.
  • In June, the awardees of the Lax Scholarship will be announced from among an applicant pool of 21 gay men in the Philadelphia area.
  • In April, the Community Grantmaking Committee began interviews with some of the 39 organizations that submitted applications to the Racial & Economic Justice Fund and Future Fund.

After the flurry of applications coming into the office, the grantmaking committee of activists, organizers, and other stakeholders begin their lengthy deliberations. Shelley Smith, who participated in the Phoebus Criminal Justice Initiative applicant review process in March, says, “With so many social justice challenges, we are proud to offer grants to organizations making real change.”