Genres Public Interest

The Persistence of Artistic Courage Art Exhibition + Workshop

Alexander, Raymond

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

Showcase of new visual art works inspired by recycling used manila file folders (abaca fiber is the strongest natural plant fiber on Earth). Workshop attendees recycled said fiber. Read More

Barn Raiser

Barn Raising Media

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Barn Raising Media Inc., and its flagship publication Barn Raiser, is a national magazine published online and in print that provides rural and small-town communities with fact-based and contextually driven journalism essential to democracy. Read More

Turbocharging youth voter engagement, especially at community colleges, trade, technical and vocational schools, at People of Color Serving Institutions.

Civic Influencers

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Civic Influencers mission is to create more young leaders across the country. We are strategic in recruiting, training, and mentoring young leaders in swing districts and states. These young leaders – called Civic Influencers – helped achieve the remarkable youth voter turnout levels we saw in 2022. Read More

Ballona Waachnga Project

Daniel Rothman & Halina Kliem: Ballona Waachnga Project

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

A long-term interdisciplinary project tracing the effect of climate change on the Ballona Wetlands, installed in varying incarnations for art, science, and community contexts as educational and artistic experiences. Read More


Estevez, Nicolas Dumit

Year Grant Awarded: 2009

Beginning in 2008 I traveled from my home in the South Bronx to my birthplace in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic in order to trace and confirm any roots that I may possibly have to the neighboring Republic of Haiti. Read More

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An investigation of racially biased vote suppression and the funde

Greg Palast/Palast Investigative Fund of the Sustainable Markets Foundation

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

Investigating latest hidden tactics to suppress the minority vote, with focus on secretive “Crosscheck” voter roll purges. Findings published by Rolling Stone, broadcast by Al Jazeera, Democracy Now and shared with Voto Latino, other rights groups. Read More

Searching for Democracy: An Act of Civil Obedience

Grossman, Beth

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Searching for Democracy is a street performance of scribing the United States Constitution with a quill pen on moneybags from failed banks. This public dialog calls attention to the impact of financial interests on Constitutional interpretation. Read More

Human Rights Educators USA

Human Rights Educators USA

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Human Rights Educators USA (HRE USA) is a collaborative network to learn, teach, organize, advocate, and innovate for human rights education in the United States. Read More

In These Times Growth Plan

In These Times

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

In These Times—a nonprofit, independent magazine—provides readers with thoughtful political coverage, investigative journalism and unparalleled reporting on the labor movement. The Growth Plan supports In These Times’ reader engagement efforts, building audience and fueling the progressive movement. Read More

Marking Time: Prison Arts & Activism (2014)

Institute for Research on Women

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

“Marking Time: Prison Arts and Activism” was designed to bring together scholars, writers, artists, and activists to explore the cultural aspects of imprisonment, with a focus on art produced by prisoners and in response to mass incarceration. Read More