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

FERC Into FREC Campaign

Beyond Extreme Energy

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

The FERC Into FREC Campaign, aims to replace the corrupt Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with a Federal RENEWABLE Energy Commission as part of the Green New Deal. We went on a roadshow through impacted communities screening our film FERC Doesn't Work and created a new film about FREC! Read More

Grassroots Battle by the Gichigami (2014)

Boswell, Tom

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Wetlands and Chippewa culture are threatened by plans for an open-pit mine in Wisconsin. This documentary project by journalist Tom Boswell, to include a photo exhibit and news articles,is designed to inform the public about risks posed by the mine. Read More

Borderless

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

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

Environmental Reporting Fund

Jacobin

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. The print magazine is released quarterly and reaches 50,000 subscribers, in addition to a web audience of over 2,000,000 a month. Read More

The Good Earth Project (2014)

Kerpel, Jon

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

This project is dedicated to all the life-giving organisms that support our planet & are indispensable to our survival. With my art form I hope to raise awareness of environmental challenges & engage people in a dialogue that encourages stewardship. Read More

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