Jun. 18, 2015 11:01 am

Bread & Roses Awards Grants to 48 Grassroots Groups

15 Now Philly, Urban Creators, and more to be celebrated July 16

Earlier this week, Bread & Roses Community Fund announced its 2015 grantees. The grassroots funding group will provide grants to 48 grants to community groups in the Philadelphia region, including 15 Now Philly, Urban Creators, and Girls Justice League.

Bread & Roses is a group of activists who are committed to supporting social justice by raising and distributing funds, and as a public foundation, Bread & Roses has distributed over $10 million to groups working for access to health care; economic justice; a clean, safe environment; civil and human rights; peace; and other social justice issues. In addition, Bread & Roses provides services, like technical assistance and leadership development, to grantees and donors.

In addition, on Thursday, July 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Bread & Roses will hold its annual grantee celebration, On the Rise for Real Change at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Full list of grantees:

Racial & Economic Justice Fund

  • 15 Now Philly
  • ACT UP Philadelphia
  • National Institute For Healthy Human Spaces
  • New Sanctuary Movement
  • Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities (formerly the Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land)
  • Philadelphia Jobs with Justice
  • Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
  • Urban Creators

Future Fund

  • Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT)
  • Girls Justice League
  • Philadelphia Coalition for R.E.A.L. Justice
  • Soil Generation
  • Sisterly L.O.V.E.
  • Spiral Q

Phoebus Criminal Justice Initiative

  • Books Through Bars
  • Human Rights Coalition
  • Lifers Incorporated
  • Pennsylvania Coalition for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
  • Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE)
  • Prison Radio
  • RELEASE Town Hall on Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration
  • Sisters Returning Home
  • Veterans Legal Foundation
  • Why Not Prosper
  • X-Offenders for Community Empowerment
  • Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project (YASP)
  • Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP)
  • Youth United for Change (YUC)

Opportunity Fund

From our Partners

  • BlackStar Film Festival
  • AIDS Policy Project
  • Action United
  • To: Women, From: Men
  • Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC)
  • Camp Sojourner, Girls’ Leadership Camp
  • The MOVE Organization
  • Lancaster Avenue Autonomous Space (LAVA)
  • Student/ Farmworker Alliance
  • Senior to Senior Community Outreach (SSCO)
  • Philadelphia Public School Notebook
  • I’m FREE – Females Reentering Empowering Each Other
  • Pathways PA
  • Urban Research-Based Action Network – School Closing Symposium

Resources for Racial Justice in Philly and Ferguson

  • Organization for Black Struggle (in St. Louis, Missouri)
  • Bread & Roses Community Fund: Racial & Economic Justice Fund

End AIDS in Ghana Fund

  • Ghana AIDS Commission

One Percent Fund

  • Youth Arts and Self-empowerment Project (YASP)

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) Giving Circle

  • Books Through Bars


Image via Bread and Roses Community Fund / Abby Brown


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