Effective Citizenry

Total: $4,630,288

Alliance for Education Justice

  • Oakland, CA
  • $125,000

To support a national alliance of youth organizing and intergenerational groups, and to build their capacity to engage in federal educational policy advocacy.
Category: Youth Organizing

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • $75,000

To support base building and youth leadership development efforts in order to educate and empower immigrant communities in Los Angeles and across California.
Category: Youth Organizing

Augsburg College - Center for Democracy and Citizenship

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • $83,288

To support youth leadership development and civic engagement throughout St. Paul, and to build St. Paul as a civic laboratory from which other communities can learn.
Category: Youth Governance and Advocacy

Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth

  • San Francisco, CA
  • $100,000

General support for Coleman Advocates' grassroots organizing and policy campaigns led by Black and immigrant parents and youth in San Francisco.
Category: Youth Organizing

Blocks Together

  • Chicago, IL
  • $50,000

To support youth in Chicago organizing to reform discipline policies in local schools and create restorative justice programs to challenge the criminalization of youth of color.
Category: Youth Organizing

Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence

  • Bronx, NY
  • $75,000

To advance youth leadership and inter-generational organizing via community education on the 2010 Census and local campaigns addressing displacement to promote equitable development in Chinatown.
Category: Youth Organizing

California Fund for Youth Organizing

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • $50,000

For intermediary support that empowers low-income youth and youth of color to change the politics and policies of California through organizing and other collective action.
Category: Youth Organizing

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • $75,000

To support Future of Tomorrow, a youth organizing program working to improve conditions and student resources in New York City public high schools.
Category: Youth Organizing

Californians for Justice Education Fund

  • Oakland, CA
  • $100,000

To support efforts to strengthen and increase participation of students and their families in regional and statewide education policy advocacy.
Category: Youth Organizing

DARE Direct Action for Rights and Equality

  • Providence, RI
  • $75,000

To develop effective youth leadership to improve public education and decrease the criminalization of youth.
Category: Youth Organizing

Families United for Racial and Economic Equality

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • $85,000

To support FUREE's economic justice campaign utilizing leadership development, grassroots organizing and coalition-building to address barriers to employment for youth in Brooklyn and New York City.
Category: Youth Organizing

FIERCE

  • New York, NY
  • $100,000

To support FIERCE's campaign for a 24-hour LGBTQ Youth Center on Pier 40 in the West Village and develop the capacity of members to build and lead campaign and base-building work.
Category: Youth Organizing

DataCenter

  • Oakland, CA
  • $180,000 (2 years)

For the Youth Strategy Project which trains young people in utilizing research to amplify their voices in local and national policy debates.
Category: Youth Organizing

Global Action Project

  • New York, NY
  • $130,000 (2 years)

To support Media in Action, Global Action Project's national initiative supporting social justice organizations seeking powerful communication tools and greater youth engagement.
Category: Youth Media

Energy Action Coalition

  • Washington, DC
  • $75,000

To build a diverse, youth-led movement, both on campuses and in communities, for a clean and just energy future. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Sustainable Environments Program.
Category: Youth Organizing

Institute for Participatory Action Research and Design

  • New York, NY
  • $150,000 (2 years)

To incubate youth participatory action research projects on social justice issues and disseminate findings using academic, public policy and artistic means.
Category: Youth Organizing

Inter-Alliance Dialogue

  • Washington, DC
  • $100,000

To build out the infrastructure of the IAD and support its campaigns to ensure marginalized communities have the ability to shape the public policies that impact them.
Category: Youth Organizing

New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice

  • New Orleans, LA
  • $150,000

To implement a yearlong strategic planning process to advance the Center's mission to expand democracy for African American and immigrant workers in New Orleans.