Each year PDF receives more than 100 Community Organizing Grant applications. These applications allow us to connect with organizations all over the country and gain an understanding of the most pressing issues that threaten peace and justice. These groups offer us insight into problems that affect the most marginalized groups that are just entering public consciousness and are in need of attention. We receive grant applications from organizations whose missions cover a wide array of issues, but all have the goal of community organizing and creating lasting, systemic change.
This past December, PDF received 115 applications from organizations. Major themes that appeared in several applications include
the rights of Queer-Trans People
Color, anti-gentrification, labor justice, affordable housing, equal access to education, economic justice, challenging big oil companies, environmental protection,
rights, immigrant rights, youth organizing, racial justice and access to health care.
PDF believes in the power of seed funding. We award small general support grants that allow our grantees to remain flexible and build their capacity. This, in turn, gives organizations the opportunity to improve and retain the skills, knowledge, tools, equipment and other resources needed to do their jobs to a greater capacity. Our grants also signify to other foundations that these organizations are good investments for their work.
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