Ben & Jerry's Foundation Inc (VT)
To expand on the significant impact the organization has had in building individual and collective organizing
For grant made through Action for Community
The Youth Organizing Institute (YOI) is a leadership development and base-building program for low-income, LGBTQ youth, immigrant youth, and youth of color. YOI uses popular education to teach peoples‚ history, understand privilege and oppression, gain political analysis tools, and teach concrete organizing skills. YOI fosters coalition-building, campaign planning, organizational development, and multi-generational organizing models.
Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Cycle A-HBCU Higher Education Campaign
2016-2017 Renewal - Grassroots Organizing for Social Change -you Can Vote!
Protect and extend the electoral franchise by training, empowering and supporting community coalitions to educate, register and mobilize voters targeted for suppression (low-income, young, and people of color, the targeted population for voter suppression). Register, educate and mobilize targeted voters through registration drives, voter education, canvassing and phonebanking by YCV volunteers partnered with network volunteers in their communities. Build capacity for long-term social change through civic engagement using best practices in outreach, mobilization and volunteer retention.
For LGBT in the South Conference
General/operating support For general support
Program development; Publication To develop farm incubators by organizing farm incubator committees and to develop How to Start an Organic Farm publication to clearly outline resources available to new farmers