Social justice grants call for proposals

Two grant funds are calling for proposals from social justice difference makers around Alaska.

The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) is accepting letters of intent for their Social Justice Fund for Alaska and Alaska Native Social Justice Fund until 5 p.m. Jan. 5, 2018. The 2018 grants total $240,000. Both funds aim to support programs that actively address systemic social justice issues. Both have a focus on progressive causes.

“Some of the groups that do the most important work in the social justice sector have difficulty raising funds because they are progressive in nature and politically challenging to support. The Alaska Community Foundation’s Social Justice Fund will support these groups and the progressive community, which can go a long way toward promoting a more just and collaborative community,” said John Rubini, founder of the Social Justice Fund at ACF.

The Alaska Native Social Justice fund, as its name suggests, is awarded to programs whose mission is to help Native Alaskans. It totals $140,000 for the 2018 grant cycle and is made possible through the Marguerite Casey Foundation. The Social Justice Fund for Alaska will award $100,000 in 2018 and is made possible by Rubini and Clare Bertucio.

For more information or to apply to one of these grant programs please visit https://alaskacf.org/blog/grants/aknsocialjustice/ .

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