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Ben & Jerry's Foundation
Category: Social Change
DescriptionThe Foundation was created from the sale of the Vermont-based ice cream Company to Unilever. The Foundation was created to fund Vermont organizations and around the country that are working for progressive social change. The Foundation's National Grassroots Organizing Program supports grassroots groups throughout the United States and its territories that are led by the people most impacted by the legacies of white supremacy culture as they organize for racial equity and social and environmental justice. The Program supports nonprofit grassroots, constituent-led organizations across the country that are working to help themselves and their communities create broad systems change through community organizing and movement-building efforts. Priority is given to organizations led by and center the leadership and agency of Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color that approach their work using anti-oppression values. To be considered for funding, applicant organizations must have an annual operating budget under $350,000; use grassroots organizing as the primary strategy; and be U.S.-based and U.S.-focused. Visit the Web site for additional information and online application instructions.
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