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Grants to USA Grassroots Social Change Organizations and Groups in Multiple States to Support the Anti-Racism Movement

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Geographic Focus
USA: ConnecticutMaineMassachusettsNew HampshireRhode IslandVermont

Important Dates
LOI Date: 11/27/23
Deadline: 11/29/23 5:30 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $20,000 to USA grassroots social change organizations, start-ups, and groups in multiple states to advance equity and peace. Applicants who have not been funded in the last three years must contact the office prior to applying. Funding is intended for organizations that address the root causes of injustice and can be used for both operational and project work. Grants support social justice organizing work happening in the New England region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

Haymarket looks at community organizing broadly and funds groups that focus on the causes of the problems they face, with strong constituency leadership and accountability, anti-racist and anti-oppression values and practices, and a commitment to movement building.

Haymarket funds both start-up groups (emerging) and groups that are more established (movement building).

  1. Emerging Groups: Grassroots groups that are start-ups or are in the earlier stages of development. Organizations at this stage often focus on self-definition, understanding the root causes of the problems they are facing, leadership development, and capacity building. Emerging groups are typically less than five years old; however, groups coming out of a dormant phase or going through a period of transformation or rebirth may also fall into this category.
  2. Movement Building Groups: More developed organizations that have a well-established identity and position within their community, a clear track record, and are actively working to strengthen the social justice movement. Effective organizations at this stage have a clear vision and mission, a solid understanding of the root causes of the problems they face, strong constituency leadership, well-developed organizing strategies, and a demonstrated commitment to anti-racist movement building.

Applications are funded according to the following criteria:

  • Self-determination and accountability
  • Leadership development
  • Anti-racism and anti-oppression values and practice
  • Organizing for systemic change
  • Movement building
  • Diversified funding base
  • Limited access to traditional funding


Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Grassroots, social change organizations that meet the funder's criteria may apply.
- Any group funded during the prior year’s cycle is eligible to apply for the November 29th deadline.

You do not have to have 501(c)3 tax-exempt status from the IRS or a fiscal sponsor in order to get a grant from Haymarket. You can apply if your work falls within what the IRS defines as charitable or educational tax-exempt activities.

Pre-Application Information
- Requests for applications will be considered up until November 27, 2023
- The 2023-2024 Sustaining Grant Deadline is Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 5:30 PM.

If Haymarket has not funded you in the past three years, call the office and speak to a staff person about your work. You will be sent an application package if you meet the basic criteria.

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Estimated Size of Grant
Grant awards range up to $20,000.

Contact Information
Submit grants to the email address below or mailed to Haymarket’s office.

Contact information:
617-522 -7676 ext.115

Haymarket People’s Fund
42 Seaverns Avenue
Boston, MA 02130

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