Bread & Roses Community Fund is the leading funder of grassroots organizing for racial, social, and economic justice in the Philadelphia area.

We are a community of donors, community organizers, and other allies of movements for change around a shared goal of radically transforming individuals and society. 

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Change, not Charity

We envision a future Philadelphia region where justice, equality, and opportunity are available to all people, and where laws and public policy reflect a commitment to delivering economic and racial justice and ending discrimination.

We know that grassroots organizing is critical to achieving that vision. We believe that the people in the best position to create real change are those who are most affected by injustice and inequality.

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Support local movements for change

Every year, we raise from the community nearly every dollar that we give out, and the community decides where those grants go.

We invite you to join our donor community.

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Join a Giving Project

The Giving Project is a radical approach to fundraising for justice movements that uses deep and transformative training to build a community that crosses differences of race, class, age, and gender.

It disrupts the social norms of capitalism by putting power in the hands of that community to both raise the money and give it out.

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Meet our 2021 Grantees

Our grants are funded by donors who give money each year to support local organizing.

All of the decisions on where the money goes are made by members of the community. We believe it is the people doing the work and impacted by injustice who know best where the money needs to go. 

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Join our Community

Learn about Philadelphia-area movement news, grant opportunities, and ways to get involved.

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Upcoming Grant Deadlines

October 1: Gender Justice Organizing Fund

October 1: Neighborhood Equitable Recovery Fund

October 1: Opportunity Fund

November 1: Jonathan Lax Scholarship for Gay Men

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Our physical office remains closed due to COVID-19

In response to public health recommendations to limit physical contact to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Bread & Roses Community Fund’s physical office is closed. Bread & Roses staff are working remotely and are available. The fastest way to reach us is via email. We’re happy to schedule a phone call or video call. Thank you for your understanding.