2011-2014 SEJ Grants List - Common Counsel Foundation

From 2011-2014, the Social & Economic Justice Fund awarded 11 grants totaling $53,500.


Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) • Oakland, CA
To support CURB’s efforts with grassroots organizations across the state working to advance criminal justice reform and alternatives to incarceration. The alliance’s successful efforts have stopped the establishment of 140,000 new prisons and jail beds since 2004 and to promote criminal justice reforms that include alternatives to incarceration. CURB is a statewide alliance that conducts its work by sharing information and strategies across its network, advocating and informing elected representatives, conducting media campaigns, holding people’s hearings and coordinating demonstrations.


California Immigrant Policy Center • Los Angeles, CA
To support the mobilization of immigrant community members and allies across the state to advance immigrant rights in California.


Dakota Rural Action • Brookings, SD
To build grassroots leadership and advocacy for sustainable rural economies through community organizing among rural farmers and ranchers in South Dakota.


Diné CARE (Citizens Against Ruining our Environment) • Winslow, AZ
To support the empowerment of Navajo communities and advance the protection of Navajo lands, environment, and cultural heritage.


Ear to the Ground Project • San Francisco, CA
To support a national movement building research project that interviewed more than 150 social justice organizers in 30 communities across the country.


Grassroots Global Justice • Beaumont, CA
To support this national alliance of social justice organizations and its national Strategy School convening.


Inter-Alliance Dialogues – Excluded Workers Congress • Washington, DC
To support a convening of the Excluded Worker Congress and its efforts to expand the human right for workers to organize, to win a new era of rights and policies for workers, and to grow and transform the labor movement.


Legal Services for Prisoners with Children • San Francisco, CA
To support the national convening of the Formerly Incarcerated Peoples Movement.


Millennial Activists United • Ferguson, MO
To support the leadership of Millennial Activists United and advance racial justice movement building in Ferguson and at the national level.


National Day Labor Organizing Network • Los Angeles, CA
To support a convening of six national grassroots alliances to build collaborative strategies that advance immigrant rights in partnership with the Inter Alliance Dialogue.  Affiliated alliances include Jobs with Justice, National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Day Labor Organizing Network, Grassroots Global Justice, Right to the City, and Pushback Network.


PODER (People Organized to Demand Economic & Environmental Rights) • San Francisco, CA
To organize residents of San Francisco’s Mission District to build leadership among immigrant communities, and youth in particular, to protect their neighborhood from economic and environmental inequities.