Rapid-response grantmaking

Planning is important, but some of the best community organizing happens on the spur of the moment. In addition to supporting ongoing community organizing, Bread & Roses provides grants of up to $500 for unbudgeted expenses to grassroots organizations through the Opportunity Fund.
A typical Opportunity Fund proposal might request support for a last-minute rally, a new coalition, emergency travel to Washington, or other responses to a rapidly emerging issue.
Recent Opportunity Fund grantees are:
The 11th Ward Civic Education Initiative of 2013
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP)
Arway Recovery
Camp Sojourner Girls’ Leadership Camp
Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas
Decarcerate PA
Elements Organization
Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival
Global Education Motivators
Heschel-King Festival
Media Mobilizing Project
Metropolitan Community Church of Philadelphia
National Alliance of Women Veterans
Norris Square Neighborhood Project
Northwest Neighbors of Germantown
Occupy Philly Labor Working Group
Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition
Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Association for
Philadelphia NOW Education Fund
Philadelphia Student Union
Philadelphia Unemployment Project
Prometheus Radio Project
SMART (Single Mothers are Really Trying) Inc.
South Kensington Community Partners
Teacher Action Group
Way of the Spirit Ministries International
X-Offenders for Community Empowerment
The deadline for Opportunity Fund grant applications is the first of every month. Learn more at www.breadrosesfund.org