Who we are
The New World Foundation supports community activists across America and around the world. We believe global and national social change begins at the local level. We have helped progressive activists build stronger alliances for social justice, civil rights, and economic and electoral issues since 1954.
We have distributed nearly $50,000,000 to grantees over the last 15 years. New World contributes resources to promote democratic action and participation, so people can make a difference for themselves. We are a public charity with a board made up of social activists.
Our work today
Through partnerships with donors and our own endowment, our grantmaking in 2008-9 will exceed 10 million dollars.
Progressives have won tremendous victories over the past 50 years, but workers, women, minorities and the poor, are still under constant attack from radical conservatives in the political and corporate world.
The struggle for social justice continues.
Many historic battles have moved to a global terrain, but the knowledge and power to create change is still grounded in the local experience. Together with our grantees, we develop new methods and strategies to respond to today’s threats. New World believes that social justice must be won from the bottom up globally and nationally.
We support groups with funding and strategic advice to build organizational capacity, leadership, policy alternatives and new alliances for social change. Our staff are in the field meeting activists to facilitate these goals through strategic conversations and participatory strategies.
Read more about our grantmaking strategy.