Please note: Surdna is no longer making grants in this funding area. All grants listed below have a duration of one year.
To support a national alliance of youth organizing and intergenerational groups and build their capacity to engage in federal educational policy advocacy.
To develop the grassroots leadership and power of low-income Asian and Pacific Islander youth. Core strategies for achieving its purpose include community organizing, leadership development and movement building.
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.
For the continued expansion of Boston Area Youth Organizing Project's youth organizing work and efforts to grow a regional New England coalition of youth-led social change organizations.
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.
To strengthen and increase participation of students and their families in regional and statewide education policy advocacy.
To build the effectiveness and longevity of young people growing into social change careers while directly building the organizing capacity of social justice organizations throughout the United States.
To support Common Roots, a collaborative program that builds the leadership of immigrant Chinese and Latino youth engaging in social and environmental justice campaigns.
To support base building (organizing) and youth leadership development efforts in order to educate and empower immigrant communities in Los Angeles and across California.
To support Future of Tomorrow, a youth organizing program working to improve conditions and student resources in New York City public high schools.
To support ongoing youth-led education reform efforts and innovative community organizing campaigns that create employment opportunities for unemployed and under-employed residents of distressed communities.
To support the LGBTQ Youth Center design campaign and expand the organization's media advocacy and organizing work.
To increase philanthropic, intellectual and social capital necessary to strengthen and grow youth organizing through grantmaking, capacity building and research.
To organize high school and middle school students to build power for educational justice in East Los Angeles and throughout the LA Unified School District.