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Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice Grants

Grants to Western Massachusetts Grassroots
Nonprofits for Social Activism Projects

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Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice

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Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to Western Massachusetts grassroots nonprofit organizations for social activism projects. Grants are intended for projects addressing the root causes of poverty and injustice, as well as projects that encourage local leadership development and community building.

Priority areas for the Fund include projects and organizations that:
- Are sponsored by grassroots community organizations on the frontiers of fighting the root causes of injustice and poverty
- Promote local leadership within marginalized communities
- Have limited access to resources (annual budget not exceeding $175,000)
- Use multiple approaches (ex: public education, organizing, litigation)
- Have an understanding of oppression and social justice, and demonstrate active alliance with other groups working for social justice (i.e., an environmental organization that understands how economic injustice and racism play a role in health, climate change, etc.)

The Fund also prioritizes community building through:
- Social justice and empowerment of groups most affected by oppression
- Economic justice and the rights and dignity of workers and the poor
- The struggle for civil rights for those legally disenfranchised, such as immigrants and prisoners
- Environmental justice and addressing the link between a just society and a sustainable world
- The elimination of war and other forms of violence and a goal of promoting conflict-resolution, reconciliation and peace-building
- The establishment of quality healthcare for all, especially the poor and uninsured

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168270

Estimated Size of Grant:

$500 to $3,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Fund Supports:
- Organizations with direct grassroots involvement
- Projects that are based in Western Massachusetts.
- Groups that are tax-exempt under the IRS 501c3 code, or are fiscally sponsored as such.

The Fund cannot support individuals.

Pre-Application Information:

Spring granting cycle applications are due by March 15, 2019.
Fall granting cycle are due by September 15, 2019.

Only one grant per year per organization will be awarded.

Applications in Spanish are accepted.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send one complete copy of your application as an email attachment to

Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice
PO Box 943
Northampton, MA 01061

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: Western Massachusetts