Grantees South + 2017

Blights Out

New Orleans, LA
2017
Blights Out is a collective of artists, activists, and architects working to imagine and design a new model for housing development centered outside the for-profit market; we generate...

Concerned Citizens for Justice

Chattanooga, TN
2017
Concerned Citizens for Justice (CCJ) was originally founded in August of 1984 by Maxine Cousin, Annie Thomas, and Ms. Thomas' two daughters, Lisa and Lydia. The organization was...

Economic Justice Coalition

Athens, GA
2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2011
Economic Justice Coalition (EJC) promotes justice for workers and builds avenues for workers to succeed. Our programs and campaigns are helping workers get a fair wage, helping low-income...

Freedom University

Atlanta, GA
2017
Freedom University is a modern-day freedom school based in Atlanta. We provide rigorous college preparation classes, college and scholarship application assistance, and leadership development for undocumented students in...

Greensboro Mural Project

Greensboro, NC
2017
The Greensboro Mural Project is an arts organization that engages the people of Greensboro in the process of creating murals through dialogue across the community. The Greensboro Mural...

Muslims for Social Justice

Raleigh, NC
2017
Muslims for Social Justice (MSJ) was founded in North Carolina in 2013 to offer liberation theology perspective in Islam. Key founding members included Saladin Muhammad (Black Workers for...

Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition

New Orleans, LA
2017
The mission of Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition is to use education and organizing to decrease incarceration, increase oversight, and improve the conditions in Orleans Parish Prison, emphasizing...

The Communiversity

Rocky Mount, NC
2017
The Communiversity serves as the people's education arm of workers' rights and power, universal health care, and black liberation organizing campaigns in partnership with Black Workers For Justice...

The STAY Project (Stay Together Appalachian Youth!)

New Market, TN
2017, 2014
The STAY Project (Stay Together Appalachian Youth) is a diverse regional network of young people throughout Central Appalachia who are working together to advocate for and actively participate...

Trans(forming)

East Point, GA
2017
Trans(forming) is an intergenerational metro Atlanta membership-based organization led primarily by and for trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming people of color, assigned female at birth. Through advocacy, education,...

Urban Survivors Union

Greensboro, NC
2017, 2016
The Urban Survivor’s Union (USU) is a grassroots coalition dedicated to insuring respect, dignity, and social justice for our community. We contest the dominant culture’s misguided attitudes and...

Youth Organizing Institute

Durham, NC
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
The Youth Organizing Institute (YOI) is a popular education leadership development program centered on empowering the lives and experiences of young people. YOIWe aim to stop racism and...