Grantees LGBTQ + Creative Resistance + Mid-Atlantic + 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...

Black Excellence Collective

Newark, NJ
2018, 2017
The Black Excellence Collective is a black-led grassroots organizing collective that that uses direct action, art, and popular education to uplift and empower queer, transgender and gender non...

BMORE Awesome Inc.

Baltimore, MD
2018, 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...

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...

Garden of Peace Project

Pittsburg, PA
2018
Garden of Peace Project was created to uplift, uphold, and empower the narratives and lived experiences of queer and/or trans folks of color. We work to manifest spaces...

Garden of Peace Project

Pittsburg, PA
2018
Garden of Peace Project was created to uplift, uphold, and empower the narratives and lived experiences of queer and/or trans folks of color. We work to manifest spaces...

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...

Healing Justice Podcast

Millerton, NY
2018
Healing Justice Podcast is an audio project to democratize access to inspiring stories, leaders, and practices to support our liberation. A story-mapping of the experiments of courageous and...

Her Philly Moves

Philadelphia, PA
2018
Her Philly Moves promotes QTWOC visibility in Philadelphia.

Interlocking Roots

Brooklyn, NY
2018
Interlocking Roots is a group of queer and transgender Black Indigenous People of Color (QTBIPoC) who understand food and land work as anti-oppression work and a pathway to...

Movement Netlab

New York, NY
2017
The Movement Netlab is a practice-centered ‘think-make-and-do tank’. We are comprised of movement-based activists, organizers, and researchers whose goal is to help develop powerful conceptual and practical tools...

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