NORTH AMERICA – USA – REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
SERVING MORE THAN 1 STATE

 

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Merck Family Fund

The Fund supports work by communities with few resources who are confronting significant social, economic, and environmental challenges. The two areas of focus for the Fund are to a) create green and open space, and b) support youth as agents of social change. These grants are limited to grassroots programs in New York, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; and Boston, Massachusetts

303 Adams Street,
Milton, MA 02186
(617)
696-3580

 

 

www.merckff.org
e-mail: merck@merckff.org

 

Funding to Support Youth Activism
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SOUTHEAST AND PUERTO RICO

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The Highlander Center

The Highlander Center was founded in 1932 to serve as an adult education center for community workers involved in social and economic justice movements. The goal of Highlander was and is to provide education and support to poor and working people fighting economic injustice, poverty, prejudice, and environmental destruction. We help grassroots leaders create the tools necessary for building broad-based movements for change.  (Historically, Highlander has played a key role in building leaders and providing strategic support for the Civil Rights and Labor Struggles throughout the Southeastern part of the United States.  Among the participants in Highlander sessions are Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King and Fannie Lou Hamer.)

1959 Highlander Way New Market,
Tennessee
37820
(865)
933-3443
www.highlandercenter.org
e-mail: hrec@highlandercenter.org
Training and technical support to social justice organizing and movement building efforts throughout the Southeast.

Southern Echo

Southern Echo is a leadership education, training and development organization founded in 1989 and based in Jackson, Mississippi. Southern Echo is committed to building new, accountable grassroots leadership and organization, based on an inter-generational model, through training, technical and legal assistance. Southern Echo staff works with and in support of African-American and working class community leadership and organizations throughout rural Mississippi, and organizations in 11 other Southern states.

Southern Echo training focuses on enabling grassroots people to develop effective skills and the working tools of community organizing. This includes the building of political skills, organizational development and policy formation at the grassroots level. The primary goal is to build the capacity of grassroots leadership and organizations to empower their communities to fight racism.

In the area of juvenile justice, Southern Echo has supported regional efforts to address zero tolerance policies that have disproportionately  targeted African American students for school suspension and expulsion.

PO Box 2450
Jackson, MS 39225-2450
(601)-352-1500 e-mail: souecho@bellsouth.net Leadership Development and Direct Action Organizing

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SOUTHWEST AND HAWAII

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Ella Baker Center/Books Not Bars

(NOTE — ALSO HAS A PROGRAM IN NEW YORK CITY.)

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights documents, exposes, and challenges human rights abuses within the United States criminal justice system. We combine policy reform, media advocacy, public education, grassroots organizing, direct-action mobilizing, cultural activism, new technology and legal services to accomplish our mission. EBC works to build "people’s power" in those communities that are most harmed by unlawful police violence and the incarceration industry.  Campaigns include Books Not Bars to challenge the expansion of youth detention in Alameda County, Bay Area, Northern California, and the operation of Police Watch programs in San Francisco/Oakland and New York City.

Main Office:
PMB # 409
1230 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415)
951-4844
www.ellabakercenter.org
www.booksnotbars.org

 

Leadership Development, Community Education and Mobilization, Direct Action Organizing