Racial & Economic Justice Fund Grantees

The Racial & Economic Justice Fund supports groups that are engaged in direct-action community organizing in the Philadelphia region to promote racial and economic justice at the local, state, national, or international policy levels. You can learn about eligibility criteria here.

2017 Grantees

215 People’s Alliance is a cross-race collaborative dedicated to fighting for equity and justice in Philadelphia at the ballot box and in the street.  | Website | Facebook | Twitter

ACT UP Philadelphia works to end the AIDS crisis in Philadelphia by using direct action to address social inequities that impact people living with HIV/AIDS and people at risk of infection.  | Website | Facebook

Asian Americans United nurtures and trains new generations of Asian Americans to work for social justice. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

The Black and Brown Workers Collective is a direct-action social justice collective that challenges, resists, and dismantles oppressive systems that impact the lives of Black and Brown workers. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Caucus of Working Educators is a social justice caucus of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers determined to energize its union and mobilize students, families, and communities across the city to create the schools Philadelphia children deserve. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition mobilizes community members to demand an environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable future for Eastwick residents. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Faith in New Jersey is an interfaith, cross-race network of faith leaders and communities working together to advance a social justice agenda at the local, state, and federal levels. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

GALAEI, a queer Latinx social justice organization, builds leaders, provides economic opportunity, promotes sexual empowerment, and engages in organizing for the advancement of the Latinx and queer community. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Girls Justice League, a girls’ rights organization, takes action to advance social, educational, and economic justice for girls, young women, and all those who identify as female in Philadelphia. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Media Mobilizing Project fights for long-term education justice across the city of Philadelphia, emphasizing the direct participation of students, parents, school staff, and community members. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia builds community across faith, ethnicity, and class to end injustices against immigrants. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Norris Square Community Alliance organizes Norris Square residents to gather, build community, and improve the physical, economic, social, cultural, and educational aspects of their neighborhood. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities organizes community, disability, faith, labor, and urban agriculture groups to ensure that Philadelphians with low incomes are not displaced by gentrification. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Philly Thrive advocates for a green economy for all by organizing Philadelphians to limit fossil fuel expansion and win political support against toxic energy hub projects. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Put People First! PA organizes poor and working-class residents throughout Pennsylvania to push for a universal, equitable, transparent, and accountable health care system through base building and direct action. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Soil Generation is a Black-led coalition of growers building a grassroots movement for food sovereignty through advocacy, organizing, and community education. | Website | Facebook | Instagram

Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania is a multi-ethnic membership-based organization working to transform the taxi industry and improve working conditions through organizing, advocacy, litigation, direct legal services, and access to health care. | Facebook | Twitter

Urban Creators is a grassroots organization in North Philadelphia that empowers neighborhoods to transform neglected landscapes into dynamic, safe spaces that foster connectivity, self-sufficiency, and innovation. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project (YASP) holds art and poetry workshops for young people who are incarcerated in adult jails and raises awareness about the school-to-prison pipeline while building a youth movement to resist and dismantle it. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Youth United for Change (YUC) iis a democratic, youth-led organization whose members are working-class youth committed to ensuring a high-quality education system for all young people. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube

See all 2017 grantees

2016 Grantees

15 Now Philly is the local chapter of the national movement for a $15-an-hour living wage and addresses wider equity issues, including fighting construction of Temple’s new stadium in North Philadelphia. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Tumblr

ACT UP Philadelphia working to end the AIDS crisis in Philadelphia, using direct action to address social inequities that impact people living with HIV/AIDS and those at risk of infection. | Website | Facebook

ACTION United organizes Pennsylvanians with low and moderate incomes to fight for 100% renewable energy, green jobs, and an end to oil and gas industry expansion in Philadelphia. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Tumblr

Asian Americans United‘s Chinatown Youth Organizing Project nurtures and trains Philadelphia’s rapidly growing population of immigrant youth in a culturally and linguistically supportive space to collectively address the injustices they face. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Earth Quaker Action Team Earth Quaker Action Team is a grassroots group of Quakers and people of diverse beliefs working to build a just and sustainable economy through nonviolent direct action. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Eastwick Friends and Neighbors Coalition brings together community stakeholders to plan and advocate for an environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable future for Eastwick residents.| Website | Twitter

JUNTOS is a Latinx community organization fighting for human rights for workers, parents, youth, and immigrants.| Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

The National Institute for Healthy Human Spaces (NIHHS) promotes healthy environments and advocates for measures to reduce illness and disabilities and foster clean, sustainable cities.| Website

New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia (NSM)  is fighting anti-immigrant initiatives, pushing for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, developing leaders in immigrant communities, and building community across faith, ethnicity, and class to end injustice against immigrants.| Website | Facebook Twitter | Youtube

Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities (PCAC) unites community, disability, faith, labor, and urban agriculture organizations to promote legislation that prevents Philadelphians with low incomes from getting displaced by gentrification. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Philadelphia Jobs with Justice (JWJ)  is an autonomous coalition of labor unions, community groups, and religious and student labor solidarity organizations working to demand that local institutions adopt a payments-in-lieu-of-taxes system. | Website Facebook Twitter | Youtube

Put People First!  organizes poor and working-class residents throughout Pennsylvania to push for universality, participation, equity, transparency, and accountability in the health care system through transformative organizing, base building, and direct action.| Website | Facebook | Twitter

Reconstruction Inc. cultivates individuals who were formerly incarcerated into an organized community of leaders working together to transform the criminal justice system, their communities, and themselves.| Website | Facebook

Urban Creators is a grassroots organization that empowers neighborhoods to transform neglected landscapes into dynamic, safe spaces that foster connectivity, self-sufficiency, and innovation. | Website | Facebook Instagram

Youth United for Change (YUC) is a youth-led, democratic organization of youth of color and working-class communities committed to ensuring a high-quality education system for all young people.| Website | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube