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 here.

2017 Grantees

The Advocate Center for Culture and Education unites community residents, volunteers, service providers, and educational institutions to improve the lives and well-being of North Philadelphia residents. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Contemporary Black Canvas is a podcast that celebrates the depth and breadth of the Black artistic and intellectual traditions from across the African diaspora and Africa. | Website

Heart-to-Heart; Comienzos East serves people who are incarcerated and their families through education, skills building, therapeutic support, and advocacy. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Johnson House Historic Site, Philadelphia’s only accessible and intact stop on the Underground Railroad, trains emerging leaders aged 18 to 35 in participatory democracy, organizing, dialogue, and collective action in order to unite and amplify the voices of today. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

LGBT Elder Initiative advocates for services and resources that are competent, culturally sensitive, inclusive, and responsive to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender elders in the Philadelphia region and beyond. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Sisterly L.O.V.E. (Leading Others Via Education) develops leadership skills and community among trans women/femmes in Philadelphia. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Urban Tree Connection works with neighborhoods to develop community-driven greening and gardening projects on vacant land, help residents become strong leaders, foster deep community cohesion, and ultimately create livable communities. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

UrbEd fights for high-quality education for urban students by working with community members, educational organizations, and policy leaders. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

VietLead builds self-determination, leadership, and sustainability skills in the Vietnamese community through intergenerational farming, youth development, health navigation, and civic engagement. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Women’s Medical Fund protects and expands abortion access for low-income women and teens through direct service and advocacy. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Yes! And… Collaborative Arts’ Shadow Company is a teen-led and teen-run program that provides high-quality arts education. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Thousands shut Center City Philadelphia down on the National Holiday honoring the radical legacy of Dr.King at the Coalition for REAL Justice's #ReclaimMLKPHL Protest.

Thousands shut Center City Philadelphia down on the National Holiday honoring the radical legacy of Dr.King at the Coalition for REAL Justice’s #ReclaimMLKPHL Protest.

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2016 Grantees

Girls Justice League is a girls’ rights organization dedicated to taking action for social, political, educational, and economic justice for girls and young women.| Website | Facebook | Twitter | InstagramTumblr

Philadelphia Coalition for Racial Economic and Legal (REAL) Justice  works to end the epidemic of state violence disproportionately faced by communities of color. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram |Tumblr

PhilaPOSH the Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health, is made up of unions, health professionals, and legal professionals working together to ensure safe, protected workplaces and rights for injured workers.| Website | Facebook

Soil Generation is a coalition of Philadelphia organizations and individuals who support equity and social justice for community-managed green space, gardens, and farms through advocacy, grassroots organizing, and community education.| Website | Facebook

Spiral Q builds strong and equitable communities characterized by creativity, joy, can-do attitudes, and the courage to act on their convictions, and holds the annual Peoplehood Parade to challenge discrimination in all its harmful forms.| Website |  Facebook | Twitter