Mission/Giving Statement: The Needmor Fund's mission is to work with others to bring about social justice. It supports people who work together to change the social, economic, or political conditions which bar their access to participation in a democratic society. It seeks to fund community organizing groups with the following characteristics (see website for complete list).
The organization is well managed; it has a financial and fundraising plan, engaged in strategic planning, and has strong leadership and lively governance.
The organization is multi-issue: in particular, it addresses issues of race, immigration, poverty, economic justice and low-wage work.
The organization balances issue work with organization building; it effectively links issues to building organization and power...
Grantmaking Program Areas: National Cluster, Southwest Cluster; Southest Cluster
Grantmaking Program Area Descriptions:
National Cluster: Funds community organizing groups in various parts of the country, particularly those that cross boundaries and offer promising models. See website for more information.
Southwest Cluster (Arizona, New Mexico and southern portions of California and Texas): Funds community organizing groups - organizing in rural areas and border regions; organizing low-wage workers and immigrants; labor-community linkages; faith community involvement; and building community infrastructure.
Southeast Cluster (Mississipi, Louisiana, and Alabama): Funds community organizing groups - organizing in rural areas and border regions; organizing low-wage workers and immigrants; labor-community linkages; faith community involvement; and building community infrastructure.
Type of Funding/Funding Restrictions: Core operating support to grantee organizations one year at a time, for up to four years, after which time organizations may not re-apply for at least two years. The Needmor Fund does not fund Community development corporations; Direct service or training programs; Litigation; Government sponsored or controlled projects; or National organizations. List of additional restrictions available online.
Application Instructions: Grant application and instructions available online. Southwest Cluster applicants must submit full proposal. National Program applicants must submit a Pre-Application Inquiry Form.