Taking action is one of the most direct and important ways to bring change, whether is’t helping a family, stopping an injustice, or inspiring movement. Build public support for a cause or policy that creates impactful change for our community. Take a stand or provide a service. Make the Movement happen.

Types of Advocacy and Action projects that we fund include but are not limited to:

  • Policy Change

  • Family Supportive Services

  • Support for Single Parents

  • Direct Actions (including rallies, marches, etc.)

  • Economic Development for marginalized groups

  • Violence Prevention Efforts

  • Immigrant and Refugee Support

  • Support for System Involved Persons

  • Incarceration Disparities

Types of expenses Movement Funds can cover include but are not limited to:

  • Personnel, Contractor, Staff, Consulting

  • Transportation, Gas, Vehicles and Rentals

  • Food, Meals,

  • Space, Lodging, Housing, Property

  • Bail and Legal Expenses

  • Outreach and Relationship Building

  • Project Supplies and Equipment

  • Training and Development

Requirements to apply for Advocacy and Action funding include:

  • Demonstrated input and leadership from the population served.

  • Priority is given to organizations or projects that are led by diverse groups.

  • All applicants must be active members of the Movement Fund. Financial contributions are NOT required for membership.

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Photo Credit Nate Royko Maurer Youth from YGB begin a rally and march outside of West High School.