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National Grassroots Organizing Program (NGO)

Are you looking for funding for respite or caregiver coalition building activities? 

Applications accepted through October 1, 2024

The Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, through its National Grassroots Organizing Program (NGO), offers two-year unrestricted, general operating support grants of up to $30,000 per year, with an average grant size of $20,000 per year, to small (budgets under $350,000), constituent-led grassroots organizations throughout the United States and its territories.

The Foundation’s broad goals are to further social and environmental justice, but their primary purpose is to support the local leadership and grassroots organizing activities of grant partners rather than any specific issues the organizations are addressing. They are interested in supporting groups that are carrying out activities that build support and collective action to address impacts of inequity and injustice in their communities.

Some grassroots organizing activities they fund might be, but are not limited to:

  • Community & ally outreach
  • Leadership development of constituents
  • Constituent empowerment & decision-making
  • Popular education
  • Campaign development
  • Mobilizing constituents & allies
  • Coalition building