Each grant is $9,390
Community to Community Development (Bellingham, WA) – Community to Community Development (C2C) is a place based, women-led grassroots organization working for a just society and healthy communities. C2C is committed to systemic change and to creating strategic alliances that strengthen local and global movements towards social, economic and environmental justice. This grant will support the Campaign to End Racial Profiling of Latinos in Whatcom County by local police departments and Homeland Security Agencies including Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Montana Human Rights Network (Helena, MT) — The Montana Human Rights Network is a grassroots, membership-based organization. MHRN’s mission is to promote democratic values such as pluralism, equality and justice; to challenge bigotry and intolerance; and to organize communities to speak out in support of human rights principles and democratic institutions. This grant will be used to maximize the civic engagement of Montana Human Rights Network’s base during the 2013 legislative session and to support the local non-discrimination ordinance campaign in Billings, MT.
Partnership for Safety and Justice (Portland, OR) – Partnership for Safety and Justice (PSJ) unites people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families of both to advance approaches that redirect policies away from an over-reliance on incarceration to effective strategies that reduce violence and increase safety. This grant will provide support for PSJ’s campaign to pass a major justice reinvestment package of reforms in Oregon in 2013 that flatlines prison growth, reforms mandatory minimums, and reinvests a portion of the savings into smarter, more sustainable prevention-based approaches to building safe and healthy communities.
Seattle Young People’s Project (Seattle, WA) – Seattle Young People’s Project is a youth-led, adult supported social justice organization that empowers youth (ages 13-18) to express themselves and to take action on the issues that affect their lives. At SYPP, young people gain an anti-oppression analysis, learn grassroots community organizing skills, and take action for positive community change. This grant will provide general operating support for its ongoing movement building work, including its two-pronged attack on the school-to-prison pipeline: 1) organizing for a Restorative Justice pilot program in Seattle schools, and 2) the Social Justice Leadership Pipeline.
The Center Pole (Garryowen, MT) – The Center Pole Foundation empowers Native American reservation youth through knowledge, experience and global awareness and trains them as agents of change; to promote the exchange of information ideas and understanding between Indian reservations and the mainstream; and to conduct projects to promote a just future for Native communities. This grant will support Crow Voices, a project promoting the preservation of Native culture, heritage and traditional values, freedom of speech, democracy, racial and economic equality and human rights.
Umatilla Morrow Alternatives (Hermiston, OR) — Umatilla Morrow Alternatives’ mission is to advocate for equality, leadership, education and human dignity among all under-served minority populations in Umatilla and Morrow Counties in Oregon. Their varied work includes direct services like STD testing and needle exchange, community organizing on issues like racial profiling and immigration, a leadership development program to train new organizers, and a resource for anyone in crisis. Founded and led by GLBT, HIV-positive, low-income, people of color, UMA keeps anti-oppression and inclusion at the center of all its work. This grant will provide general operating support.
Voz Hispana Causa Chavista – (Woodburn, OR) Voz Hispana Causa Chavista (VHCC) promotes recognition and respect for the achievements and values of César Chávez and other movement leaders and encourages the participation of Latin@s in Oregon to take action concerning bills that are directed toward the Latin@ community. This grant will provide support for the PCUNcit@s Club, which develops leadership skills among Latino youth 8- 13 in Woodburn to prepare the next generation of Latin@ leadership in Oregon, and Voter Organizing Project, which focuses on voter registration and citizenship classes for the Latino immigrant senior citizen community.