Funding Opportunity

National Grassroots Organizing Program
Due Date: Rolling

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation

Overview: The Ben & Jerry Foundation’s National Grassroots Organizing Program offers two-year flexible, general operating support grants of up to $30,000 per year, with an average grant size of $20,000 per year, to small, non-profit grassroots constituent-led organizations throughout the United States and its territories and that are not located in the state of Vermont.

The guiding principle behind this program is the belief that people most affected by a problem are in the best position to determine the solutions. The Foundation will consider proposals from grassroots, base-building organizations that are working to help themselves and their communities create broad systems change through community organizing campaigns and movement-building efforts.

The Foundation prioritizes organizations that are led by and center the leadership and agency of Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color that approach their work using anti-oppression values – consciously striving to dismantle systems of oppression and the legacies of white supremacy culture in this country while working toward a more just and equitable society.

To be considered for funding, each applicant organization must have: 

  • An annual operating budget under $350,000
  • Grassroots, base-building organizing as the primary strategy for creating social change
  • Non-profit 501(c)3 status, or a fiscal agent with this status
  • Be U.S.-based and U.S.-focused


Type: Foundation

Due Date: Rolling

Match Required: No Cost Share

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