New World Foundation, Open Society Institute, and Stoneman Foundation Collaborative Announces Small Donor Development and Diversification Grant Recipients: $510,000 in Grants to be Awarded to Eight Grassroots Groups
The Open Society Institute Democracy and Power Fund and The New World Foundation invite proposals to support innovative models of developing small donor or membership bases to increase organizational sustainability and community accountability.
Funding the work of community-based organizations is a constant challenge. The New World Foundation Resource Lab has just published a new report with the Ford Foundation that offers ideas for how groups can develop financial resources of their own.
In this slideshow, Colin Greer explains the grantmaking strategy of The New World Foundation. We believe community-based organizations participating in regional and national movements are the only ones that can create lasting social change in America.
Over the past two decades, The New World Foundation has supported the renewal of progressive civic activism in the US that can both engage and exercise political power. We have used our own resources, our work with donors, and our role in philanthropy to help social justice organizations engage their communities, expand the electorate, and re-assert the democratic mission of government.
This latest report from New World's Resource Lab describes in great detail how community based organizations can raise funds creatively by drawing on local resources. Seeking alternatives to foundation support is an important step towards sustainability in difficult financial times.