NEW: $1 Million to Support Racial Justice Organizing and Activism in Maine
“The first grant coming out of The Pull Up Fund is dedicated to racial justice in the state of Maine, and will support rapid expansion of the Grants for Change program established by Maine Initiatives. This will be my third or fourth time personally working with Maine Initiatives on grants, and I can’t imagine a better partner locally for racial justice work.”
What is Grants for Change?
- Work led by Native American/Wabanaki and Black/African-American communities in Maine;
- Work being done on institutional, structural and systemic expressions of racial injustice and racial inequity; and
- Work being done to strengthen community building, community organizing, grassroots advocacy and policy change as central strategies for advancing racial justice and equity.
The Grants for Change program is also unique in that it uses a radically participatory, community-based grantmaking model. By engaging the community in the decision-making process, Grants for Change raises awareness of and deepens our individual and collective understanding of the work needed and being done to achieve racial justice in our communities and in our state.