The Ben and Jerry's Foundation is inviting applications for its Grassroots Organizing for Social Change program.
Through the program, grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to nonprofit community-organizing groups in the United States working to advance social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just food systems. The foundation gives preference to activities and strategies used for creating social change rather than on the specific issues an organization may be addressing. Priority strategies identified by the foundation include community and ally outreach; leadership development; constituent empowerment and decision-making; popular education; root cause analysis; power analysis; campaign development; mobilizing constituents and allies; coalition building; and direct action.
To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor with such status, and must have a budget under $500,000.
Pre-applications will be accepted from May 1 to June 1, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by August 16, 2021.
See the Ben and Jerry's Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.