Grantees West + Midwest + Youth

Aloha Dream Team

Honolulu, HI
Aloha DREAM Team is a youth advocacy group with members who have benefited from the DACA program and focuses on outreach efforts and support of immigration policy reform.

Assata's Daughters

Chicago, IL
Assata's Daughters is a grassroots, intergenerational, organizing collective of Black women who love and support each other. Inspired by the Radical Monarchs, Assata’s Daughters was started to hold...

BAY-Peace: Better Alternatives for Youth

Oakland, CA
2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011
BAY-Peace supports and empowers Bay Area youth to confront militarism and other forms of violence through youth organizing and artistic resistance. We are the only group of our...


Detroit, MI
Detroit REPRESENT! is a small collective of LGBTQ youth of color from Detroit, Michigan. We use media-organizing to creatively transform the oppression faced by Detroit’s LGBTQ youth of...


Oakland, CA
Genesis is a community of member organizations working together for access to opportunity, health and quality education for people throughout the Bay Area. Unifying our member congregations and...

GLBT Youth in Iowa Schools Task Force

Des Moines, IA
All students need a safe, supportive atmosphere in which they can learn, including students that are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). Unfortunately, bullying, harassment, and discrimination against...

Ho'opae Pono Peace Project

Kane'ohe, HI
The Hoʻopae Pono Peace Project seeks to build strength in the Hawaiian community, and in its connections with others, through culture-based support for the prevention and resolution of...

Immigrant Youth Coalition

Los Angeles, CA
The Immigrant Youth Coalition (IYC) is an organization led by undocumented immigrant youth. We work to empower immigrant youth to stand up against oppression.

L.A. Rooted

Los Angeles, CA
2017, 2015, 2014
L.A. Rooted is a grassroots summer youth program which aims to cultivate youth leadership in the areas of environmental stewardship, community empowerment, food sovereignty and self-care. L.A. Rooted...

Trans Student Educational Resources

Monterey Park, CA
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. In addition to our...

Twin Cities Free School

St. Paul, MN
The Twin Cities Free School started by two indigenous women, mothers, and community organizers. Twin Cities Free School is an independent school whose mission is to provide an...

United Campus Ministry

Athens, OH
2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
UCM's mission is to engage the Ohio University and Athens communities in spiritual growth, community service and work for justice, guided by socially progressive and interfaith values.

USA Cooperative Youth Council

Minneapolis, MN
We the youth, envision a future where all people own and control the resources they need to not only survive but to thrive. As youth, we strongly believe...

Valley Improvement Projects

Modesto, CA
2017, 2014
Valley Improvement Projects aims to improve the quality of life of underrepresented and marginalized residents of California’s Central Valley, by promoting social and environmental issues through youth outreach,...