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Adults and Youth United Development Association Inc
San Elizario, TX | southwest
Founded in 1992, Adults and Youth United Development Association (AYUDA) is a grassroots community organization that advocates for environmental protection measures and access to basic public services for low-income families and residents in El Paso County’s valley region. AYUDA prioritizes colonia communities east of El Paso, Texas, specifically the unincorporated subdivisions – located within …
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Advancement Project : People of Color Donor Organizing Project
Washington, DC | national
Advancement Project is a multi-racial civil rights organization. Founded by a team of veteran civil rights lawyers in 1999, Advancement Project was created to develop and inspire community-based solutions based on the same high quality legal analysis and public education campaigns that produced the landmark civil rights victories of earlier eras. From Advancement Project’s inception, we have w…
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Alabama Organizing Project (Fiscal Sponsor: Alabama Council on Human Relations)
Montgomery, AL | south
For fifteen years, the Alabama Organizing Project (AOP) has been training the future leaders of Alabama to speak out and educate others for social justice. AOP assists organizations in the state to work collaboratively in empowering their constituents – many of whom are low income people – to find policy, program and developmental solutions to problems of poverty in a state where democratic empo…
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American Indian Association of Tucson dba Tucson Indian Center
Tucson, AZ | southwest
The Tucson Indian Center serves the urban American Indian Community and others by providing culturally appropriate social, economic, education, housing, wellness and advocacy services. The Tucson area has long been the traditional site for Indian settlements. From the Archaic and Hohokam Indians, to the Tohono O’odham and Yaqui, the waters of the Santa Cruz River and the surrounding fer…
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American Indian Center
Chicago, IL | midwest
The American Indian Center of Chicago addresses the needs of a disenfranchised Native American and low-income population of the Uptown and Ravenswood communities, focusing on four vital areas: Education, Social Services, Technology and Cultural Activities. The Center was organized in 1953 by the Chicago Indian community, with an important assist from the American Friends Service Committee, in…
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American Indians in Texas – Spanish Colonial Missions
San Antonio, TX | southwest
The American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions (AIT-SCM) is a nonprofit organization established by the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation, descendants of the aboriginal people who populated South Texas and Northeast Mexico. The organization works for the preservation and protection of the culture and traditions of the Native American tribes and other indigenous people who resided in the …
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ARISE Support Center
Alamo, TX | southwest
ARISE Support Center (ARISE) was founded in 1987 as a neighborhood-based organization with a mission to work with low-income immigrant families, helping them create the future they wish for and become contributing members of society. Today, ARISE works through four centers in colonia neighborhoods in Hidalgo County, Texas, neighborhoods that do not receive equitable support for public services such …
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Arkansas Public Policy Panel
Little Rock, AR | south
Founded in 1963, Arkansas Public Policy Panel (APPP) is a statewide organization dedicated to achieving social and economic justice by organizing citizen groups, educating and supporting them to be more effective and powerful, and linking them with one another in coalitions and networks. Its hallmark convening is the Arkansas Citizens First Congress (CFC) which brings together 58 organizations, repr…
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Arkansas United Community Coalition
Fayetteville, AR | south
As Arkansas immigrants and partners move to seek positive change in their communities, AUCC utilizes guided practice, an approach that emphasizes learning-by-doing, enabling immigrants to develop and put newly acquired ideas, tools and techniques into practice on specific initiatives of their choosing. As a result, the experiences and learning stay within the immigrant communities. AUCC also offers …
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA | west
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles (Advancing Justice) was founded in 1983 and is the region’s leading organization dedicated to providing the growing Asian-American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities with multilingual and culturally sensitive legal services, education and civil rights support. Advancing Justice employs the strategies of direct services, polic…
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Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)
San Francisco, CA | national
Founded in 1990, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) was formed to address the lack of strategic investments in the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Although the AAPI population doubled between 1990 and 2004, foundation funding to AAPI communities remained virtually unchanged – at 0.3 percent as of 2012. Lack of support for AAPI communities is an enduring cha…
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Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
Oakland, CA | west
APEN seeks to empower low-income Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities to achieve environmental and social justice. APEN believes that the environment includes everything around us: where we live, work and play. And we strive to build grassroots organizations that will improve the health, well-being and political strength of our communities. In 1991, there was a historic convening of the n…
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Aspen Institute: Aspen Forum for Community Solutions
Washington, DC | national
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. The Aspen Institute mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an inter…
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Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE)
New York, NY | national
ABFE is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality, dive…
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Bend the Arc — A Jewish Partnership for Justice: National Youth Alliance on Boys and Men of Color
New York, NY | national
The National Youth Alliance on Boys and Men of Color (NYABMOC) is an alliance of five national networks that work with young men of color ages 13 to 25 organizing for social, racial, and economic justice. Collectively, the networks represent tens of thousands of organized young men of color, and over 200 organizations. NYABMOC’s mission is to create a society where all young men of color thrive an…
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Black Organizing Project
Oakland, CA | west
Black Organizing Project (BOP) was founded in 2009 as a project of National grantee Center for Third World Organizing to address a lack of resources in Black movement advocacy and the absence of capacity and infrastructure for Black-led organizing. In 2012, BOP was established as a separate organization to build a local, intergenerational base of leadership by providing political education and leade…
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Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
Chicago, IL | midwest
BPNC was founded in 1997 when community members decided they were no longer going to tolerate the deterioration of their community and take action to affect real and substantial change. For the past fifteen years, BPNC has helped to improve neighborhood schools, increase community lending, increase law enforcement resources throughout Brighton Park, develop numerous youth alternatives to gangs and d…
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Brownsville Community Health Center
Brownsville, TX | southwest
Founded in 1978, Brownsville Community Health Center (BCHC) serves low-income families in southern Cameron County, which includes the cities of Brownsville, Los Fresnos, Olmito, Port Isabel, and South Padre Island. BCHC’s mission is to provide comprehensive health care services with excellence and dignity to the community. In 1993, BCHC developed Mano a Mano (MAM), a community organizing program i…
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Californians for Justice Education Fund
Oakland, CA | west
Founded in 1995, Californians for Justice Education Fund (CFJ) is a statewide grassroots organization that combines a youth-centered approach with educational campaigning and policy reform, leading to equitable school funding and ending the school-to-prison pipeline. CFJ focuses on racial justice and building power with low-income youth and families of color in four regions of California: Fresno, Lo…
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Causa Justa :: Just Cause
Oakland, CA | west
Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC) is a multi-racial, grassroots organization building community leadership to achieve justice for low-income San Francisco and Oakland residents. CJJC engages in local grassroots organizing for the rights of low-income people of color most directly impacted by current inequities. CJJC actively promotes the political consciousness of our members, encouraging them…
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Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy
Phoenix, AZ | southwest
Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy (CASE) began in 2008 as an affiliate of the Partnership for Working Families (PWF) to build a base of constituents in the Phoenix metropolitan area. CASE obtained its 501(c)(3) status in 2011 and works with young people and families to achieve economic and social rights for low-income families and immigrants in Arizona. CASE engages more than 200 families …
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Centro Del Obrero Fronterizo dba La Mujer Obrera
El Paso, TX | southwest
La Mujer Obrera is an advocacy and development grassroots organization that focuses on issues related to the impact of globalization in the economic and social human rights of Mexican immigrant women and their families at the U.S. Mexico border. Since 1981, La Mujer Obrera has been dedicated to upholding the most basic human rights: Employment with dignity and justice Co…
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Centro por La Justicia
San Antonio, TX | southwest
Centro por La Justicia empowers its members through education, leadership development, training, and direct action to have a voice in the decision-making process at the local, state and federal levels and to build multi-generational grassroots power to create sustainable systemic change. Centro por La Justicia was launched in May of 1988 in Hondo, Texas. The organization formed on the princ…
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Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Chicago, IL | midwest
Grounded in the belief that housing is a human right in a just society, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless organizes and advocates to end homelessness. Founded in 1980, CCH is the only non-profit in Illinois dedicated to advocating for public policies that curb and can ultimately end homelessness. The organization leads strategic campaigns, community outreach, and public policy initiatives th…
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Chicago Coalition for the Homeless: Grassroots Collaborative
Chicago, IL | midwest
Grassroots Collaborative, made of 12 membership-based organizations in Illinois, represents low-income people in efforts to create progressive policy change at the local and statewide level that further economic and social justice. Founded in 1999, the Collaborative represents diverse constituencies of low to moderate income families working to build a long-term movement for economic and raci…
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Children’s Action Alliance
Phoenix, AZ | southwest
Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) was founded in 1988 with a mission to work for the well-being of Arizona’s children and families through nonpartisan research and advocacy on relevant public policies. CAA’s advocacy and research provides information and education to families on issues such as child care, health care, education, juvenile justice, state budgets and tax policy. CAA’s constituen…
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Children’s Defense Fund: Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative
Jackson, MS | south
The Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative for Economic and Social Justice (SRBWI) promotes the first human rights agenda in the United States aimed at eradicating historical race, class, cultural, religious and gender barriers experienced by southern rural black women. SRBWI aims to: To nourish the internal capacity of women to take responsibility for their own lives, per…
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Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA | west
A multi-ethnic coalition of community organizations and individuals, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) advances the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in the City of Los Angeles by fostering greater understanding of immigrants and issues that affect them and providing a neutral space for discussion and for immigrants to come together and become better a…
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Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
San Francisco, CA | west
Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth is a member-led, multiracial community organization that builds the leadership and policy advocacy capacity of low-income families in the Southeast section of San Francisco. Over the last 30 years, Coleman has become the leading voice for low to moderate income youth and families in San Francisco. Through grassroots leadership development, youth…
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Communities United
Chicago, IL | midwest
Communities United (formerly known as The Albany Park Neighborhood Council (APNC)) is a grassroots community organization that unites youth and adults from Albany Park and surrounding communities to address issues of social, economic and racial justice. Since its founding in 2000 Communities United has engaged over 10,000 community residents in its organizing efforts to improve the quality of publi…
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Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Los Angeles, CA | west
Community Coalition works to help transform the social and economic conditions in South LA that foster addiction, crime, violence and poverty by building a community institution that involves thousands in creating, influencing and changing public policy. Community Coalition was started by community leaders, including U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass, as a non-profit organization in 1990 in respo…
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Community Partners: National Foster Youth Institute
Los Angeles, CA | national
National Foster Youth Institute (NFYI), launched in 2013, aims to transform the child welfare system and improve outcomes for foster youth by empowering families, building grassroots power, and partnering with committed policymakers. Its target population comprises those directly touched by the child welfare system, including foster youth, their foster and birth families, friends, service providers …
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Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment
Winslow, AZ | southwest
Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment (Diné CARE) formed in 1988 after successfully organizing Navajo community members to prevent a toxic waste dump and incinerator from being built on tribal lands within the coordinates of the four sacred mountains of the Navajo Nation, land on which approximately 250,000 families live. Diné CARE’s mission is to educate and empower activists to defend…
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East Bay Community Foundation
Oakland, CA | west
The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF), founded in 1928, is the oldest community foundation in the Bay Area of California and serves the residents and communities of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Its mission is to attract philanthropy in the East Bay by leveraging its assets to support low-income, underserved, and under-represented people and communities. EBCF is a leading resource for mobili…
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Economic Policy Institute
Washington, DC | national
The Economic Policy Institute’s (EPI) mission is to inform and empower individuals to seek solutions that ensure broadly shared prosperity and opportunity. Founded in 1986, EPI is a nonpartisan think tank created to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions through creation and dissemination of research and analysis on the economic status of working America…
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Enlace Chicago
Chicago, IL | midwest
Enlace Chicago is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the residents of the Little Village Community by fostering a physically safe and healthy environment in which to live and by championing opportunities for educational advancement and economic development.  Through four program areas — Community Education, Violence Prevention, Community Enrichment, and Economic Develo…
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Environmental Health Coalition
National City, CA | west
Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) is one of the oldest and most effective grassroots organizations in the United States, using social change strategies to achieve environmental justice. EHC is dedicated to achieving environmental and social justice. It believes that justice is accomplished by empowered communities acting together to make social change. It organizes and advocates to protect…
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Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children(FFLIC)
New Orleans, LA | south
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children fights for a better life for all of Louisiana’s youth, especially those involved in or targeted by the juvenile justice system. The organization was started by David Utter, Shannon Wight and Gabriella Celeste. When the three opened the doors to the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana in 1997, little did they know that the…
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Farmworker Association of Florida
Apopka, FL | south
Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) is a grassroots organization led by and for farmworkers. Founded in 1983, FWAF empowers farmworkers and rural low-income communities to gain control over the public policies that affect their lives. FWAF’s primary activities include farmworker political action and the Environmental Health and Pesticide Safety project. FWAF encourages environmental agencies …
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Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama (FOCAL)
Montgomery, AL | south
Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama (FOCAL) develops the skills and capacity of low-income families and child care providers through its programs and partnerships. Founded in 1972, FOCAL has confronted inequality, oppression and discrimination through training, leadership development, organizing and advocacy. FOCAL advocates for a child care system in Alabama that is affordable, accessible, …
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Georgia Strategic Alliance for New Directions and Unified Policies (STAND-UP)
Atlanta, GA | south
Georgia STAND-UP, a Think & Act Tank for Working Communities, is an alliance of leaders representing community, faith, academic, and labor organizations which organizes and educates communities about issues related to economic development. Its mission is to provide information and resources to help create healthy, livable neighborhoods while respecting the right of existing residents to benefit …
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Highlander Research and Education Center
New Market, TN | south
Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the U.S. South. Through popular education, participatory research, and cultural work, we help to create spaces — at Highlander and in local communities — where people gain knowledge, hope and courage, expanding their ideas of what is possible. Highlander is a place where leaders, networks, an…
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Hope CommUnity Center
Apopka, FL | south
Hope CommUnity Center (Hope) was founded in 1971 as the Office for Farmworker Ministry (OFFM) in Apopka, Florida, a city 20 miles west of Orlando. It was launched by the Catholic Diocese of Orlando and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to serve Central Florida’s agricultural workers. It developed into an organizing and mobilizing entity for Latino, African-American and Caribbean-born farmworkers …
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Human Services Coalition of Dade County dba Catalyst Miami
Miami, FL | south
Founded in 1996 by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Catalyst Miami (Catalyst) serves as an intermediary organization that facilitates advocacy programs and implements community building strategies. Catalyst’s mission is to develop and support individual leaders and strong organizations that work together to improve health, education and economic opportunities throughout Miami…
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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Chicago, IL | midwest
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of America’s diverse society. In partnership with member organizations, the Coalition educates and organizes immigrant and refugee communities to assert their rights; promotes citizenship a…
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Inner-City Muslim Action Network
Chicago, IL | midwest
Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) developed in the mid-1990s in an effort to bring the historic legacy of African-American Muslim activism and grassroots engagement in urban neighborhoods together with a diverse group of first and second generation Muslim immigrants raised or invested in similar neighborhoods. IMAN was incorporated in 1997 and propelled forward by the need to creatively respon…
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InnerCity Struggle
Los Angeles, CA | west
Founded in 1994 to promote safe, healthy and non-violent communities in the Eastside, InnerCity Struggle organizes youth and families in Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights to work together for social and educational justice. The organization seeks to improve the quality of public education, advocate for economic development that is accountable to the commun…
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Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Oakland, CA | national
Insight Center for Community Economic Development (Insight Center) was founded in Oakland, California in 1969 as the National Economic Development and Law Center. Insight Center is a national research, consulting and legal organization dedicated to building economic security for low-income families across the country with a focus on California, Chicago and the South. Insight Center believes t…
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Institute For Policy Studies : Black Worker Initiative
Washington, DC | south
As Washington’s first progressive multi-issue think tank, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) has served as a policy and research resource for visionary social justice movements for over four decades — from the anti-war and civil rights movements in the 1960s to the peace and global justice movements of the last decade. Some of the greatest progressive minds of the 20th and 21st centuries hav…
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Jobs for the Future: Opportunity Works
Boston, MA | national
Jobs for the Future (JFF) works with low-income communities across the United States to reconnect “opportunity youth” (16- to 24-year-olds disconnected from education and the workforce) through Back on Track education and employment pathways that dramatically improve the life trajectories of this underserved population. JFF launched Opportunity Works in 2014 in partnership with the Aspen Forum f…
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Jobs with Justice Education Fund
Washington, DC | national
Jobs with Justice Education Fund (JWJEF) was founded in 1987 and has the long-term mission to lead the fight for workers’ rights and an economy that benefits working families. It is grounded in the belief that all workers should have collective bargaining rights, labor and employment protections, employment security, and a decent standard of living. JWJEF has two core organizational strategies: to…
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Joint Center For Political And Economic Studies
Washington, DC | national
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (Joint Center) is a nonprofit public policy organization producing innovative, high-impact research, analysis and policy solutions that have a positive impact on communities of color. Established five years after the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to support a growing pool of Black elected officials, the Joint Center works with key local elected officia…
Kentucky Coalition
London, KY | south
Kentucky Coalition is committed to policy change on issues such as economic justice and voting rights, economic transition and environmental protection, new energy and green jobs, to benefit low-income families. A little bit of Kentucky Coalition’s history: in the late 1970s, when citizens in six Appalachian states conducted a land study, researching the ownership of land and minerals …
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Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
Chicago, IL | midwest
Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) has been an instrument for grassroots democracy in the North Kenwood and Oakland communities for nearly forty years.  Founded by religious and community leaders in the 1960’s, KOCO facilitated organizing campaigns that increased the resources and services available to families and residents.  Today, KOCO continues its work as a vehicle and voice of l…
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Khmer Girls in Action
Long Beach, CA | west
Khmer Girls in Action began in 1997 as HOPE for Girls, a Cambodian young women’s reproductive health and empowerment project. Throughout their involvement, members began to recognize their needs extended beyond reproductive health education and empowerment.  Through conversation and strategic planning by members and adult allies, Khmer Girls in Action was created with a mission to contribute to t…
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La Unión del Pueblo Entero
San Juan, TX | southwest
César Chávez founded LUPE, a community union, rooted in the belief that members of the low-income community have the responsibility and the obligation to organize themselves. Through their association they begin to advocate and articulate for the issues and factors that impact their lives. Further, César Chávez believed that for people to have ownership of this endeavor, they have to invest of t…
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Labor/Community Strategy Center
Los Angeles, CA | west
The Labor Community Strategy Center is a think tank for regional, national and international movement building, founded in 1989 and based in the 10 million-person world city of Los Angeles. Its campaigns, projects, and publications are rooted in working class communities of color, and address the totality of urban life with a particular focus on civil rights, environmental justice, public health, gl…
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Latino Center for Prevention and Action in Health and Welfare dba Latino Health Access
Santa Ana, CA | west
Latino Health Access (LHA) provides tools and trainings that civically engage low-income families, and delivers culturally appropriate health-related services and programming that creates positive, concrete change for low-income families living in Orange County, California. In 1993, LHA was the first organization in Orange County to embark on a place-based strategy involving families in civic engage…
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Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights Under Law: Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (“PREP”)
Washington, DC | south
The Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP) seeks to improve K-12 student performance, retention, and access to equal educational opportunities. We serve low-income and minority children in targeted communities by increasing parental engagement in education and ensuring that parents become successful advocates for their children. Our goal is for every child to have meaningful access to a q…
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Logan Square Neighborhood Association
Chicago, IL | midwest
Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA), established in 1962, recently revised its mission statement to better reflect its priorities: “LSNA is a community-based organization advancing diversity, leader development, and models of engagement as the catalyst for social justice.” LSNA achieves its mission through building networks, organizational capacity and leadership, and engaging its base …
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Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights
New Orleans, LA | south
The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights is a nonprofit law office that defends the right of every Louisiana child to fairness, dignity, and opportunity. Our Children’s Defense Team is the juvenile public defender in New Orleans, where our holistic, team-based, cross-disciplinary advocacy helps young people achieve their legal and life goals in more than 1,200 cases each year.
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Louisiana Children’s Museum
New Orleans, LA | south
Since opening its doors in 1986, the Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) has been one of the city’s premier attractions for children. We welcome 147,000 visitors per year, engaging children, families, caregivers, and school groups in memorable interactive experiences designed to make learning fun. The Museum’s 30,000 square feet of exhibit space and programs offer children a diverse set o…
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McIntosh Sustainable Environment and Economic Development
Darien, GA | south
McIntosh SEED (Sustainable Environment and Economic Development) is a grass-roots, community-based organization working in McIntosh County, Georgia. Their work is guided by the social, economic, environmental, and cultural interest of the community. McIntosh SEED provide quality education, better housing, recreational facilities, business opportunities, and environmental protection and restoration.…
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Baltimore, MD | national
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in 1909 in response to the growing number of lynchings of Black citizens across the country at the time, coupled with the 1908 Springfield race riot. The founders were dedicated to using every legal means at their disposal to advance racial justice and fairness for the Black community. As the oldest civil rights organ…
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National Urban League
New York, NY | national
The National Urban League (NUL) is a historic civil rights and direct service organization that helps African-Americans and other people of color elevate the standard of living in underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, NUL spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through program development, public policy research, and advocacy. Today, there are 94 l…
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Native American Youth and Family Center
Portland, OR | national
The mission of the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) is to enhance the diverse strengths of Native youth and families in partnership with the community, through cultural identity and education. NAYA will serve as the fiscal sponsor for the Native Voice Network. NAYA was founded by parent and Elder volunteers in 1974, and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 199…
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Native American Youth and Family Center: National Urban Indian Family Coalition
Portland, OR | national
National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC) was created in 2003 in Seattle, WA with funding provided the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, Seattle, WA, convened a forum to discuss issues facing Urban Indian families nationwide. The group consisted of communities including, philanthropy, national organizations, the federal government and the Executive Director…
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Native Americans in Philanthropy
Minneapolis, MN | national
Native Americans in Philanthropy is a growing circle of nonprofits, tribal communities, and foundations committed to the beliefs, traditions and gifts of Native peoples. Engage We work together to develop meaningful philanthropic opportunities. Educate…
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Native Movement dba Black Mesa Water Coalition
Flagstaff, AZ | southwest
Black Mesa Water Coalition (BMWC) is a program of the Native Movement, whose mission is to protect the land, people and culture of indigenous families by preventing the exploitation of their natural resources and advocating for sustainable economic development. BMWC is dedicated to preserving and protecting Mother Earth and the integrity of Indigenous Peoples’ cultures, with the vision …
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New Mexico Acequia Association
Santa Fe, NM | southwest
The mission of the New Mexico Acequia Association is to empower communities in defending water as a community resource and to inspire people in keeping acequia water flowing to provide families and children with healthy, locally-grown food. In New Mexico Acequia Association’s vision, acequias flow with clean water, people work together to grow food, and communities celebrate cultural an…
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Nollie Jenkins Family Center
Lexington, MS | south
Nollie Jenkins Family Center (NJFC) visualizes an energized and involved community where all people, young and old, are valued, nurtured and supported as we work together to build and sustain communities that are purposeful in ensuring that the environmental, political, cultural, recreational, educational, economic, spiritual needs of its citizens are actualized and preserved. NJFC’s mi…
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North Florida Educational Development Corporation
Gretna, FL | south
North Florida Educational Development Corporation (NFEDC) is a grassroots, community-based organization that works to empower individuals and families in Gadsden County and the North Florida Panhandle to become more self-sufficient and improve the quality of their lives. Launched in 1987 by poor women in rural Gadsden County – the only predominantly African-American county in Florida – the organ…
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Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido dba Texas Civil Rights Project
Austin, TX | southwest
Founded in 1978, the Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) promotes racial, social, and economic justice through community education, organizing, and litigation. TCRP is a statewide organization with offices in El Paso, Austin, Odessa (West Texas) and Alamo (Rio Grande Valley). It provides legal services and know-your-rights training programs on issues such as domestic violence, criminal justice, wage t…
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OneAmerica: English Innovations
Seattle, WA | national
OneAmerica advances the fundamental principles of democracy and justice at the local, state and national levels by building power within immigrant communities in collaboration with key allies. OneAmerica envisions a peaceful world where every person’s human rights and dignity are respected, where communities appreciate differences and stand together for justice and equality, and where each …
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Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside
Chicago, IL | midwest
Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside (ONE Northside) is a community organization resulting from the 2013 merger of Lakeview Action Coalition (LAC) and Organization of the Northeast, which have a combined history of nearly 60 years of powerful and effective community organizing. ONE Northside organizes seven Northside Chicago neighborhoods in which current Marguerite Casey Foundation gran…
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Parent Institute for Quality Education
National City, CA | west
The Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) seeks to enhance the academic performance of children in order to improve the social and economic well-being of low-income families in California. PIQE began in 1987 as a result of discussions with parents of a predominantly Latino elementary school in the San Diego area. The school community was interested in addressing the conditions that pr…
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Partnership for Community Action
Albuquerque, NM | southwest
Partnership for Community Action (PCA) was founded in 2003 with a mission to build strong, healthy communities throughout New Mexico by investing in children and families, leadership development, and by providing the training and tools for New Mexicans to become economically self-sufficient. Its target population is low-income and underrepresented residents in Bernalillo County, though PCA’s advoc…
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Primavera Foundation
Tucson, AZ | southwest
The Primavera Foundation provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization. Primavera is dedicated to addressing poverty and homelessness by acknowledging the intrinsic worth of every individual. Primavera promotes economic and social justice while working to build a future in which all people are assured basic human right…
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Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide
Atlanta, GA | south
Since 1986, Project South has constructed social movement practices that advance social change in U.S. society and attempted to demonstrate that unless there is an independent social movement led by the people most negatively affected by public policy, it does not matter who is in office or what short-term policy changes are achieved – communities of color and poor communities will be lost in the …
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Promise Arizona
Phoenix, AZ | southwest
Promise Arizona (PA) works to ensure all Arizonans have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, and to protect the human rights of all families in the state. Promise Arizona (PAZ) formed in June 2010 in response to the growing concern surrounding the state’s anti-immigrant bill SB 1070. PAZ works to ensure all Arizonans have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Its mission is …
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Proyecto Azteca
San Juan, TX | southwest
In  1991, the United Farm Workers of America, Texas Rural Legal Aid, and the Texas Low Income Housing Information Service came together and organized Proyecto Azteca to respond to the housing crisis in South Texas colonias located in Hidalgo County.  In the first year, Proyecto Azteca organized construction with just four families.  Over the years, Proyecto Azteca has gradually increased its prod…
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Proyecto Juan Diego
Brownsville, TX | southwest
Proyecto Juan Diego (PJD) was founded in 2003 with a mission to educate and empower low-income families to make healthy choices and become socially responsible members of society. PJD works to advance its mission through education, health care and social and civic activities that strengthen families to become successful and independent members of society. Its target population is more than 98 percen…
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San Diego LGBT Community Center
San Diego, CA | west
The mission of The San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center) is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.…
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Silicon Valley De-Bug
San Jose, CA | west
Silicon Valley De-Bug (De-Bug) is led and run by communities of color to build the leadership of youth, people of color, low-income families, immigrants, and incarcerated individuals and their loved ones through media production, community organizing, and policy work. It advocates for justice for all families and its overarching mission is to ensure families are front and center in initiating and be…
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Southern Echo
Jackson, MS | south
Southern Echo was founded in 1989 to build the capacity of African American communities to form a network of new, accountable grassroots community organizations, on an inter-generational model. Southern Echo provided training, technical and legal assistance. The primary goal was to empower the community to impact the formation and implementation of public policy. Southern Echo is a leadership…
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Southern Echo: Citizens for a Better Greenville
Greenville, MS | south
Citizens for a Better Greenville (CBG) was founded in 2001 to focus on parent and student organizing and advocacy for quality education for all local public school students. Located in the Mississippi Delta, the Greenville community suffers from the legacies of structural and institutional racism in the area and present-day inequities that permeate almost all aspects of everyday life. CBG supports G…
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Southern Echo: Sunflower County Parents and Students Organization
Indianola, MS | south
Since 1995, Sunflower County Parents and Students Organization, formerly known as Indianola Parent Student Group, has been using an intergenerational model of community organizing to advocate for quality public education opportunities for all students in the city of Indianola and throughout Sunflower County. SCPSO trains grassroots leaders and organizers who are taking on many of the leadersh…
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Southern Echo: Tunica Teens in Action
Tunica, MS | south
Formed in 1993, Concerned Citizens for a Better Tunica County works to build the leadership capacity of low-income families by involving students and parents in intergenerational organizing and advocacy. The organization serves the entire population of Tunica County (located in the northwest corner of Mississippi) but works more directly with African-American and low-wealth families, with plans to e…
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Southern Mutual Help Association
New Iberia, LA | south
Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc.’s mission is to build healthy prosperous rural communities in Louisiana. Its special focus is with distressed rural communities whose livelihoods are interdependent with our land and waters. It works primarily with agricultural and pervasively poor communities, women and people of color. It helps build rural communities through people’s growth in th…
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Southerners on New Ground
Atlanta, GA | south
SONG long term goals are to build, drive, amplify, and support Southern inter-sectional movement work thru regional capacity building, leadership development, and organizing. All of SONG work centers  shared interest of women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and immigrants, SONG starts at the place of lifting barriers and breaking the isolation that prevents people from participating fully in econom…
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SouthWest Organizing Project
Albuquerque, NM | southwest
The SouthWest Organizing Project was founded in 1980 by young activists of color to empower communities in the SouthWest to realize racial and gender equality and social and economic justice. SWOP is a multi-racial, membership organization with a Board of Directors that is elected directly from its membership. SWOP is intentional about ensuring that the composition of our staff, membership, a…
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Southwest Organizing Project
Chicago, IL | midwest
Once known for the race riots that erupted when Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. marched here in 1966 for open housing, Chicago’s Southwest Side communities are now very diverse. No longer predominantly white and Catholic, there has been a dramatic increase in the Latino and African-American populations. These large and rapid demographic shifts have resulted in the breakdown of institutional and n…
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TARGET Area Development Corporation
Chicago, IL | midwest
TARGET Area Development Corporation is a regional grassroots social justice organization with offices in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and South Africa building power in communities to solve stubborn problems using its organizing strategy: Research, Organizing, Mobilization, and Education (ROME). It teaches residents in Auburn-Gresham and Englewood to rebuild the community and address stubborn proble…
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Tewa Women United
Santa Cruz, NM | southwest
Tewa Women United (TWU) is a collective intertribal women’s voice in the Tewa homelands of Northern New Mexico. The name Tewa Women United comes from the Tewa words “wi don gi mu” which translates to “we are one.” Tewa Women United was started in 1989 as a support group for women concerned with various issues including alcoholism, suicide, and domestic and sexual violence. I…
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Texas Organizing Project Education Fund
Houston, TX | southwest
The Texas Organizing Project (TOP) improves the lives of low and moderate income Texas families by building power through community organizing and civic engagement. TOP is a membership-based organization that conducts issue advocacy, lobbying efforts and electoral organizing on behalf of working families in Texas. TOP focuses on creating effective ways to ensure that voices of low income and …
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Tides Center: Dream Defenders
Miami, FL | south
Dream Defenders is an uprising of communities in struggle, shifting culture through transformational organizing. Dream Defenders was founded in April 2012 in the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin. Dream Defenders’ mission is to build a movement from a moment of action and to translate the anger of a generation into transformative action for young people and communities of color. Dream D…
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United South Broadway Corporation
Albuquerque, NM | southwest
United South Broadway is a non-profit Community Development Corporation that works within older historic neighborhoods of Albuquerque to address affordable housing opportunities, commercial revitalization, crime prevention and youth development. Neighborhood Revitalization depends on all of these in order to improve and/or maintain the communities” quality of life. The  South Broadway …
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United We Dream Network
Washington, DC | national
The United We Dream Network (UWD) is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful nonpartisan network made up of 54 affiliate organizations in 26 states. It organizes and advocates for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. UWD’s current priorities are to stop deportations and advocate for policy changes that woul…
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University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Shriver Center, Choice Program
Baltimore, MD | national
The Choice Program is a community-based, family-centered case management approach to delinquency prevention and youth development. Focusing on providing support in at-risk environments, The Choice Program empowers youth and engages families through a multitude of services adapted to individual needs. The program seeks to foster resiliency in young people by promoting protective factors to mitigate r…
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Voices for Alabama’s Children
Montgomery, AL | south
VOICES for Alabama’s Children (VOICES) was established in 1992 and is the longest standing statewide child advocacy organization in Alabama, with a mission to ensure the well-being of Alabama’s children through research, public awareness, and advocacy. According to 2012 Alabama KIDS COUNT data, 26 percent of the state’s children (approximately 260,000) live in poverty. VOICES moves …
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W. Haywood Burns Institute
San Francisco, CA | west
The W. Haywood Burns Institute addresses the needs of poor youth and young people of color, their families, and communities by specifically targeting over-representation in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. As a San Francisco-based national nonprofit organization, its mission is to protect and improve the lives of youth of color, poor youth and the well-being of their communities by re…
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Westside Health Authority
Chicago, IL | midwest
Westside Health Authority (WHA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community based organization whose mission is to use the capacity of community residents to improve the health and well-being of the community. For WHA, “health” is defined broadly to include the social and physical environment which contributes to the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of a person. It also includes rel…
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YMCA of Greater Long Beach Community Development Branch
Long Beach, CA | west
The YMCA of Greater Long Beach was founded in 1884 to unite people of all ages, ethnic groups and affiliations in a common effort to promote youth development, healthy lifestyles and social responsibility. Its Downtown Community Development Branch was established to activate the lowest-income communities in Long Beach by providing quality, innovative programs that instill values in young peop…
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YouthBuild USA: Opportunity Youth United
Somerville, MA | national
The National Council of Young Leaders (Council), founded in 2012, launched Opportunity Youth United in 2015 to create a grassroots movement of low-income “opportunity youth” between 16 and 24 years of age who are disconnected from education and the labor force. Its goal is to empower this constituency to participate in the civic process and advocate for policies that create pathways out of pover…