Announcing 2012 Fund for Change Grants

sept 19 2012

Byline: Shane Goldsmith

We’ve just announced $716,500 in grants through our Fund for Change. These grants are informed by Liberty Hill’s Community Funding Board braintrust. (If you haven’t seen our fabulous video about how the grant process works, watch it below. We use a grant decision process very different from many other funders.)

Of all the exciting things that I see among this year’s grantees, the thing I’m most excited to share is the opportunity around the mayor’s race. If organizers do a good job now of getting candidates to commit, and then once they are elected, hold them accountable, there is tremendous opportunity to leverage power and win real change for the millions of Angelenos who need better schools, better wages, homes they can afford, and healthier
communities. The opportunity for change exists right now and our grantees
are figuring out how to take advantage of that. And they’ve got more fire-power than ever: This year, Liberty Hill grantees counted twice as many leaders – 32,000! – within their organizations than last year. That’s a tribute to the success of the Wally Marks Leadership Institute!

Here’s the list of just-announced grants, hot off the press.

2012 Fund for Change

ACCE Institute $50,000
Asians and Pacific Islanders for LGBT Equality (API Equality-LA)  $10,000
Black Women for Wellness $25,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund $18,000
Coalition for Economic Survival $30,000
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) $30,000
CADRE   $20,000
FTM Alliance/Gender Justice LA  $38,000
Gay Straight Alliance Network LA  $10,000
Housing Long Beach  $30,000
InnerCity Struggle $10,000
Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA)  $25,000
Jordan/Rustin Coalition  $10,000
Khmer Girls in Action $5,500
Korean Resource Center  $10,000.00
Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance  $35,000
L.A. Voice PICO   $25,000
Labor Community Strategy Center  $50,000
Latino Equality Alliance  $10,000
Los Angeles Black Worker Center $20,000
Los Angeles Community Action Network (L.A. CAN) $35,000
Los Angeles Youth Justice Coalition $25,000
People Organized for Westside Renewal$50,000
Pilipino Workers Center  $28,500
Pomona Economic Opportunity Center $10,000
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United Los Angeles (ROC-LA)  $25,000
Southern California Education Fund  $13,000
Strategic Actions for a Just Economy $30,000
Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education $10,000
TRUST-South LA  $18,000
Union De Vecinos $10,000

TOTAL: 31 organizations    $716,000

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