2019 Grantees

Each grant is made possible by a network of thousands of donors giving what they can to support movements for justice.

Future Fund Grantees

The Future Fund supports organizations that are working on emerging issues or developing new approaches to social justice activism. These groups may employ one or more effective strategies, including cultural work, media advocacy, and political education. You can learn more about eligibility criteria and see past grantees.

cinéSPEAK engages diverse audiences through neighborhood-based film programming and discussions that center the stories of individuals and communities that are often underrepresented in mainstream cinema. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Comadre Luna cultivates safe spaces of collective care among immigrant Latinx women of mixed-status to awaken inner strengths and challenge systemic oppression that generates trauma in the body. Facebook

LifeLines: Voices Against the Other Death Penalty is a multimedia project conducted across prison walls to highlight the voices of people serving death by incarceration sentences. Website | Facebook | Twitter

Make the Road Pennsylvania is a grassroots organization primarily made up of immigrant and Latinx members that is organizing to hold the city accountable to enforcing recently passed labor laws. Website | Facebook | Twitter

MOVES shifts the culture towards a more just and inclusive city by creating and securing spaces and opportunities in which Black and Brown queer people build community, share resources, and thrive creatively. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

One Art Community Center is a sustainable and regenerative urban eco-arts village that nurtures community self-determination and self-sufficiency. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

The Philadelphia Drug Users’ Union is a group of people at different points on the spectrum of drug use working to maximize the proven ability of drug users to keep themselves and their communities healthy and safe. Facebook | Twitter

Philadelphia Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) is a worker-led, grassroots movement, independent of the Teamsters Union, that is adopting new strategies to win transformative change so that workers have a real voice. Website

Urban Tree Connection (UTC) is an organization located in West Philadelphia that is committed to transforming abandoned open spaces into safe and functional places that inspire and promote community self-determination. Website | Facebook | Twitter

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 and see past grantees.

ACT UP Philadelphia is a non-partisan, diverse group of individuals united in anger and committed to ending the AIDS crisis through direct action. They are organizing for housing and for safe consumption spaces for drug users in Philadelphia. Website | Facebook | Twitter

Amistad Law Project is a prison abolition legal organization comprised of attorneys, activists, and organizers. They provide legal services to incarcerated people and organize for policies that reflect their vision for community restorative justice. Website | Facebook | Twitter

Black and Brown Workers Cooperative fights for the social and economic liberation of Black and Brown workers. This grant supports an anti-gentrification campaign that organizes Black displaced residents to form strategies that resist gentrification. Website | Facebook | Twitter

Movement of Immigrant Leaders in Pennsylvania is a network of families across Pennsylvania fighting for the dignity and rights of every person. Their goal for 2019 is to have a public hearing about driver’s license legislation. Website | Facebook

Philadelphia Community Bail Fund is a grassroots community-led bail fund whose mission is to end cash bail and pretrial detention. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Project SAFE is organizing to ensure the health, safety, and survival of female Kensington residents engaged in the drug and sex work economies. Their members and participants have formed a collective for sex workers to share strategies and experiences and to realize common goals. Website | Facebook | Twitter

Soil Generation is a Black & Brown-led coalition of gardeners, farmers, and grassroots groups building power and relationships to regain collective control of land and food. Website | Facebook

Urban Creators is a North Philadelphia-based collaborative that uses food, art, celebration, and political education as tools to foster self-determination, resilience, and racial and economic justice in frontline communities. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

VietLEAD uses intergenerational farming, youth leadership, health navigation, healing, policy advocacy, and civic engagement to develop solutions to improve health, increase sovereignty, and develop Vietnamese and Southeast Asian leadership. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

The Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project (YASP) is a youth-led organization fighting to end the practice of trying and incarcerating young people as adults in Pennsylvania. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram