Grantees Creative Resistance + LGBTQ + 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...

CIRCA Pintig

Chicago, IL
2018
CIRCA Pintig is a community arts organization dedicated to the development and popularization of community arts. Pintig which means pulse in Pilipino, was founded in April 1991, with...

Detroit Independent Freedom Schools Movement (DIFS

Detroit, MI
2016
The mission of the Detroit Independent Freedom Schools Movement is to create free, African-centered, loving educational experiences for Detroit children and families by mobilizing community volunteers and resources...

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...

Fender Bender Detroit

Detroit, MI
2013
Fender Bender Detroit is a women, queer, and trans* centered bicycle workspace rooted in justice principles. We organize as a collective and operate through consensus decision-making. We depend...

GLBT Youth in Iowa Schools Task Force

Des Moines, IA
2012
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...

Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change

Detroit, MI
2018, 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...

Kite Line Radio

Bloomington, IN
2018
Kite Line Radio's goal is to amplify the voices of those confined within the prison system, while encouraging dialogue with those on the outside, in an effort to...

Masjid al-Rabia

Chicago, IL
2018
Masjid al-Rabia provides spiritual care for marginalized Muslims. Some of the things Masjid al-Rabia provides : - We host jummah prayers every Friday - We have a library...

People's Justice League

Athens, OH
2017
People’s Justice League is a grassroots community organization working to support safe streets, campuses, establishments, and gathering places in Southeast Ohio through community education and activism. We know...

Tiz Media Foundation

Evanston, IL
2017
The seeds for Tiz Media Foundation (TMF) were planted in the late 1970's when a group of Bell Laboratory scientists opened a science center in Plainfield, New Jersey...

Two Spirit, Trans and Womxns Action Camp (TTWAC)

Minneapolis, MN
2018
The TTWAC mission is to build a frontline resistance camp that provides skill shares and empowerment to Two Spirit, Trans people and Womxn while taking direct action against...