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You Can Vote

December 21, 2021

“You Can Vote trains and mobilizes volunteers to educate, register, and empower all North Carolina citizens to successfully cast their ballot. You Can Vote is an organized and effective non-partisan campaign to increase voter registration and voter turnout for people facing barriers to full civic participation…You Can Vote does NOT Read More

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Voices of Our Nations Arts

December 21, 2021

“VONA (Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation) is the only multi-genre workshop for writers of color. VONA centers and honors the traditions and aesthetics of writers of color to provide a space for their work and learning. Since its inception, VONA has facilitated increased access to writing programs, inviting writers Read More

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International Girls Ensemble

December 21, 2021

“International Girls Ensemble (IGE) aims to empower girls and women in the US and abroad. We work with girls in a wide range of communities both in the US and abroad. Focusing on self advocacy, leadership and critical thinking skills and tackling topics including girls access to education, reproductive rights, Read More

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Women of Color in the Arts

December 21, 2021

“Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) is dedicated to creating racial and cultural equity in the performing arts field, by promoting professional opportunities for arts administrators and providing a platform to give voice and visibility to women of color. By working to fortify leadership and reinforce a world where Read More

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Hudson Catskill Housing

December 21, 2021

“Hudson/Catskill Housing Coalition (HCHC) is a Black-lead initiative that empowers public housing and low-income tenants to fight for housing justice…We believe that treating housing as a human right in is a form of investment in human and community life that can fundamentally transform society…HCHC’s work is to create the foundations Read More

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Emancipate NC

December 21, 2021

“Emancipate NC was founded on the knowledge that mass incarceration and structural racism harm all of us. Prison is state-sponsored violence. We are all complicit in its harms. As an organization, we are dedicated to shifting the narrative on racialized mass incarceration through community education and mobilization. The mainstream narrative Read More

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Uri L’Tzedek

December 21, 2021

“Uri L’Tzedek is an Orthodox social justice organization guided by Torah values and dedicated to combating suffering and oppression. Through community-based education, leadership development, and action, Uri L’Tzedek creates discourse, inspires leaders, and empowers the Jewish community towards creating a more just world…Since the inauguration of President Joe Biden, dozens Read More

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San Francisco Mime Troupe

December 21, 2021

The San Francisco Mime Troupe’s mission “is to create and produce theater that presents a working-class analysis of the events that shape our society, that exposes social and economic injustice, that demands revolutionary change on behalf of working people, and to present this analysis before the broadest possible audience with artistry and Read More

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Saddle Up and Read

December 21, 2021

“Saddle Up And Read is on a mission to encourage youth to achieve literary excellence through equine activities. In 2017, founder Caitlin Gooch noticed the literacy rates in North Carolina were low. Caitlin acted immediately by creating an incentive with a local library. As a prize for reading, this incentive Read More

2022 Grant Deadline Extended

December 13, 2021

Requests for application forms must be received by December 31, 2021.Completed applications for the 2022 cycle will be accepted via our new online portal until January 21, 2022. Applications received after this date will not be reviewed. To request an application download and mail this form to: The Puffin FoundationAttn: Read More