Grantees 2015 + Midwest

Assata's Daughters

Chicago, IL
2015
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...

Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign

Chicago, IL
2017, 2015, 2014
The Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign will enforce our human right to housing and continue fighting to stop all economically-motivated evictions in Chicago. We are no longer willing to wait...

Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger

Merrimac, WI
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger unifies and strengthens citizens working for a healthy and sustainable future for Wisconsin’s Badger Army Ammunition Plant. The group was organized in...

Contact Center

Cincinnati, OH
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
Located in one of Cincinnati's poorest neighborhoods, the Contact Center has a forty one year history of community service and organizing. We work on the local, state and...

Crawford Stewardship Project

Gays Mills, WI
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011
It is the mission of Crawford Stewardship Project to protect the environment of Crawford County and neighboring regions from threats of polluting and extractive industries, to promote sustainable...

Detroit REPRESENT!

Detroit, MI
2015
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...

Family Farm Defenders

Madison, WI
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Family Farm Defenders began as an outgrowth of two national grass-roots campaigns: demanding a national referendum to end the mandatory check-off on raw milk that funds the lobby...

New Work Collective Detroit

Detroit, MI
2015
The New Work Collective of Detroit promotes a "New Economy", "New Work", and a "New Culture" of work as a constructive response to unemployment due to the de-industrialization...

North End Woodward Community Coalition (NEWCC)

Detroit, MI
2015, 2014
NEWCC is a community based coalition composed of faith-based organizations, businesses and residents who deserve to be heard and included in the decisions that impact the transportation needs...

Operation Welcome Home

Madison, WI
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Operation Welcome Home is a community of homeless people and their allies in Madison organizing around the root causes of homelessness. We are fighting for affordable housing, jobs,...

Racial Justice NOW!

Dayton, OH
2017, 2015
Our mission is to advance parent leadership that ensures that all children are rightfully educated regardless of where they live. Our work is especially focused on the public,...

Sex Workers Outreach Project-Chicago

Chicago, IL
2017, 2015
Sex Workers Outreach Project Chicago [SWOP-Chicago] is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of current and former sex workers in the Chicago area, on and off of...

Welfare Warriors

Milwaukee, WI
2017, 2015, 2014, 2013
The Welfare Warriors are mothers and children in poverty who have joined together to make our voices heard in all policies affecting families in poverty, the larger community,...

Workers Center for Racial Justice

Chicago, IL
2015, 2013
The Workers Center for Racial Justice works to increase access to quality jobs and strengthen working conditions and job security for Black workers and the families and communities...