Grants in Action

Asian Americans United group photo

Youth leaders from Asian Americans United attend a national conference of youth organizers in Chicago in August with support from an Opportunity Fund grant

Racial & Economic Justice Fund grantee Put People First! PA successfully pressured the Pennsylvania Insurance Department to hold nine town halls across the state for people to speak directly with decision makers about rate increases and quality of care.

Philadelphia Assembled, a citywide art project chronicling radical community building and active resistance, is on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building through December 10. The pay-what-you-wish exhibition culminates three years of work and ideas by hundreds of collaborators including Bread & Roses grantees Reconstruction Inc., Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities, Urban Creators, Soil Generation, and New Sanctuary Movement.

Future Fund grantee VietLead prepared for the November election by launching its La Phieu Tu Do Freedom Vote Project, which organized volunteers to register voters in the Vietnamese community and mobilized people to use voting to build power.

In September more than 30 groups filed Freedom of Information Act requests at the Philadelphia Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in the wake of rumors of massive national raids. By joining together, these groups, including grantees Asian Americans United, Caucus of Working Educators, GALAEI, New Sanctuary Movement, POWER,VietLead, and Youth Art and Self-Empowerment Project will have more power to monitor ICE’s activity, expose corruption, and resist ICE attacks on immigrant families.

Yes! And… Collaborative Arts’ Shadow Company, a teen theater troupe and Future Fund grantee, created and performed The Other, a play exploring segregation and division, at the FringeArts Festival in September.