Funding Available for Basic Needs and Social Change

Basic Needs Programs in the U.S., East Africa, and Central America Supported
Jewish Helping Hands: Tikkun Olam Grant Program

Jewish Helping Hands’ Tikkun Olam Grant Program is intended to advance the goal of inspiring and supporting tzedakah, justice, and righteousness throughout the world. The grant program supports projects that focus on reaching needy and vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad, particularly those that have been overlooked or marginalized. Grants of up to $5,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations that show clear promise to promote self-help and empowerment within communities, or respond to unmet needs of those who are poor or marginalized. The program values projects that aim to bring about positive change for groups of all backgrounds and religious affiliations. For the 2020 grant cycle, the focus is on projects that provide the basic necessities for a decent life, including food, clothing, shelter, water, and health. Projects in the United States, East Africa, and Central America, as well as regions worldwide with impoverished Jewish populations, are given priority. Initial inquiry forms must be submitted by September 16, 2019; invited full applications will be due December 16, 2019. Visit the Jewish Helping Hands website to learn more about the Tikkun Olam Grant Program.

Support for Social Change Groups in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina
Fund for Southern Communities

The Fund for Southern Communities supports nonprofit organizations working to create just and sustainable communities that are free of oppression and that embrace and celebrate all people. The Fund provides grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to progressive grassroots groups in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina that address social change issues, such as workers’ rights, environmental justice, economic justice, non-traditional arts and media, etc. The Fund provides seed grants to new projects, and general or project support to small organizations with a total organizational budget of $150,000 or less. Support is not provided for direct services, social services, or special events. The application deadline is September 6, 2019. Visit the Fund’s website to learn more about the grant application information.

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