Grants in Action

Urban Tree Connection team

Members of Future Fund grantee Urban Tree Connection share the harvest from their Neighborhood Foods farm

215 People’s Alliance, a Racial & Economic Justice Fund grantee, successfully campaigned for the City of Philadelphia to divest its payroll funds from Wells Fargo Bank, moving $2 billion of city funding.

In June, activists with Faith in New Jersey, a Future Fund grantee, rallied in Newark against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plan to resuscitate War on Drug policies that devastated the lives of Black, Brown, and poor people in New Jersey and across America.

After four years without a contract, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) union ratified a new teachers’ contract with the School District of Philadelphia. The PFT Caucus of Working Educators, a Racial & Economic Justice Fund grantee, organized contract-reading events and pushed for more time for contract review to ensure that all teachers had a chance to examine the contract before voting.