Grantees 2017 + Creative Resistance

Beantown Society

Boston, MA
2017, 2016, 2015
The vision of Beantown Society is to unite youth in Boston across race, class, culture, and neighborhood to end youth violence. We believe in changing youth's oppression, neglect-ion,...

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...

BMORE Awesome Inc.

Baltimore, MD
2017
Bmore Awesome is an independent, socially conscientious record label committed to music by young Baltimore musicians who are empowering others and inspiring change that: 1. Uses music as...

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...

Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change

Detroit, MI
2017
Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change is a network of oral historians, activists, cultural workers, community organizers, and documentary artists that use oral history to further movement building...

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...

Mirror Image Arts

Edgewater, CO
2017
Mirror Image Arts uses theatre as language to inspire dialogue, encourage awareness and promote action in order to build a strong, compassionate, and empowered community.

Pioneer Winter Collective, Inc.

Miami, FL
2017
Pioneer Winter Collective democratizes performance through the unexpected and promotes the performing arts as an anchor for social commentary: unexpected bodies in unexpected places, producing unexpected change.

Red Salmon Arts

Austin, TX
2017
Red Salmon Arts (RSA) is a cultural arts organization, with a thirty-year history of working with the indigenous neighborhoods of Austin. RSA is dedicated to the development of...

Rhizome Collective

Austin, TX
2017
Rhizome Collective is dedicated to providing a space for community building through skill sharing, cultural arts education, and expression, centered around issues of social justice, health, wellness, nutrition,...

Seattle Young People's Project

Seattle, WA
2017, 2015, 2013
The Seattle Young People’s Project is a youth-led, adult supported social justice organization that empowers youth (ages 13-18) to express themselves and to take action on the issues...

Survivor Theater Project

Cambridge, MA
2017
Survivor Theatre Project brings survivors themselves into the center of the effort to break silence and end sexual violence through empowerment, creativity, and public performance. Performances are engaging,...

The Freedom Archives

San Francisco, CA
2017
The Freedom Archives is an educational media archive dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of historical medias documenting progressive movements and culture and our mission can be summarized...