The 2018 Fund for Change Grants
The 2018 Fund for Change Grants
- ACCE Institute - $40,000
To lead organizing for economic justice among low-income senior and working class homeowners and tenants who are impacted by the foreclosure and the current housing crisis.
- A New Way of Life - $15,000
For its project All of Us or None - Los Angeles Chapter to strengthen the movement of formerly incarcerated people fighting against discrimination and standing for their civil rights.
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles - $10,000
For its project Asian Pacific Islander Equality - LA to support continued work advancing API LGBTQ equality as part of a broader inclusive social justice movement.
- Californians for Justice Education Fund - $25,000
To ensure that youth of color in the Long Beach Unified School District are able to drive resources to the programs, services, policies and practices they need most.
- Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates of Southern California - $20,000
For its project CLEAN Carwash Initiative, which organizes car wash workers to work with dignity, have a voice in the industry and be a movement for political, social and economic change.
- Coalition for Economic Survival - $10,000
To empower, educate and organize tenants in low-income communities of color working to preserve affordable housing and prevent displacement.
- Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs - $20,000
For its project Coalition for Educational Justice to expand student organizing and transform its organizational capacity by increasing the number of staff and student organizers.
- Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights - $40,000
To engage, empower and mobilize immigrants through organizing, leadership development and membership base-building.
- Community Asset Development Re-Defining Education - $30,000
To support efforts to strengthen the solidarity between African American and Latino parents resisting the criminalization of youth in underserved schools.
- Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment - $40,000
To win policy and budget campaigns to rebuild local economies, schools and neighborhoods, and reduce the impact of mass incarceration on poor and working class communities of color.
- Dignity and Power Now - $20,000
To support groundbreaking work to organize formerly incarcerated people, their families and their communities, in order to end the violence of—and overreliance on—incarceration in Los Angeles County.
- East Los Angeles Community Corporation - $25,000
To expand base-building and leadership development capacity within the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign in Hollywood, Leimert Park and Downtown Los Angeles.
- East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice - $20,000
To pursue a safe and healthy environment for communities that are disproportionately suffering the negative impacts of industrial pollution in East Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles and Long Beach.
- Garment Worker Center - $10,000
To launch a pro-active organizing strategy to improve wage standards and conditions for 50,000 workers in the garment industry.
- Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network - $30,000
To support youth-led campaigns in Long Beach, South L.A. and Boyle Heights that aim to create school and district-level policy changes and improve school climates for LGBTQ youth of color.
- Community Partners - $20,000
For its project Gender Justice LA to continue leading campaigns to the end the criminalization of transgender communities and offer more spaces for public education and healing.
- Gente Organizada - $10,000
To grow its Community Union-Pomona Parents United, established primarily by mothers of color who seek to make strategic and systemic changes to the educational system in Pomona.
- Housing Long Beach - $20,000
To change the existing imbalance of power in Long Beach by promoting policies that assure housing preservation, affordable housing and living wage jobs.
- InnerCity Struggle - $40,000
To improve the quality of education for the Eastside and district-wide communities of Los Angeles through its United Students and Padres Unidos organizing components.
- Khmer Girls in Action - $40,000
To implement restorative justice and other positive alternatives to exclusionary school discipline policies, as well as school-based wellness centers.
- Korean Resource Center - $25,000
To build a municipal strategy in Los Angeles through a multiracial coalition that would prepare for institutionalizing rent control policies in 2019.
- Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates of Southern California - $40,000
To enforce new wage theft policies and fight gentrification and displacement among economically underserved Koreatown residents and low-wage workers.
- LA Voice - $40,000
To support congregation-based organizing efforts in key campaigns, including voter education, affordable housing, homelessness, criminal justice reform and immigration.
- Labor Community Strategy Center - $15,000
To support its Free Public Transportation/No Police on Buses and Trains/Stop MTA Attacks on Black Passengers campaigns, focused on building a Black and Latino alliance in South Los Angeles and L.A. high schools.
- Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs - $10,000
For its project Long Beach Residents Empowered which supports resident-led base-building and an intersectional housing justice coalition, with a focus on code enforcement and habitability, housing production and preservation.
- Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy - $40,000
To achieve effective enforcement of the Raise the Wage campaign, win a zero waste policy in Long Beach and build community support for truck drivers organizing at the ports of L.A. and Long Beach.
- Community Partners - $25,000
For its project Los Angeles Black Worker Center, which focuses on public works, and on policies and practices that impact quality workforce development in the African American community.
- Los Angeles Community Action Network - $30,800
For its economic and racial justice work in the areas of tenant rights, housing preservation, civil rights, economic development and healthy food access.
- Pacoima Beautiful - $10,000
To strengthen relationships with city officials in order to gain support for the organization’s goals around environmental justice, transportation, investment, water, clean energy and arts.
- People Organized for Westside Renewal - $25,000
To support its fight for the human right to housing, protect and expand workers’ and immigrants’ rights and make corporations pay their fair share for the common good.
- Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California - $30,000
To support organizing efforts to transform the domestic worker industry in California by organizing Filipina domestic workers to lead wage theft enforcement strategies.
- Pomona Economic Opportunity Center - $25,000
To support its core work with low-wage workers and immigrant residents in the City of Pomona and eastern Los Angeles County.
- Restaurant Opportunities Centers United - $25,000
For Restaurant Opportunities Centers of Los Angeles to launch workplace justice campaigns against low-road employers engaged in discrimination, exploitation and abuse in L.A.’s restaurant industry.
- Strategic Actions for a Just Economy - $25,000
To support efforts to eliminate slum housing, expand tenants’ rights, reform redevelopment, build community capacity in land-use planning, and improve jobs and income in the Figueroa Corridor.
- Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education - $25,000
To build grassroots power to advocate for jobs and equitable public investments in low-income communities through voter engagement strategies, strategic alliance-building and regional collaboration.
- Tenemos que Reclamar y Unidos Salvar la Tierra-South L.A. (T.R.U.S.T-South LA) - $25,000
To support organizing campaigns to revitalize the surrounding neighborhood with transportation, recreation, and food access to promote healthy living and economic vitality.
- Unión de Vecinos - $25,000
To support its work preserving local communities and reducing displacement, including strategies that protect the right to housing for low-income families of color.
- Warehouse Workers Resource Center - $10,000
To improve wages and working conditions of thousands of workers at multiple warehouses operated by California Cartage, a major warehouse and trucking company.
- Youth Justice Coalition - $40,000
To build a youth, family and prisoner-led movement to challenge the city, state and nation’s addiction to incarceration and race, gender and class inequality throughout the juvenile justice systems.