Our Grassroots Grants program supports underfunded organizations and communities addressing a myriad of environmental and social justice issues, with a focus on fights over water privatization and plastic pollution.
Why We Give
In 2017, The Story of Stuff Project began providing small grants ($5,000 or less) to grassroots groups fighting to correct environmental and social injustices in their communities.
We aim to offer these partners both financial resources, media infrastructure, and strategic planning and coalition building know-how needed to build winning campaigns. The Grassroots Grants Program is committed to equity and inclusion and prioritizes the funding of people of color, low-income, rural and women-led organizations.
We support projects that value local community involvement and organizing, creative interventions, strategic thinking, and both defensive “fight-back” and offensive solutions-focused projects.
How to Apply
The remainder of our 2020 funding is committed to BIPOC led groups. We will not be accepting new applications until 2021. However, if you’d like to share more information about your project in the interim, please contact Michael O’Heaney at [email protected].
Chicano Indigenous Community for Culturally Conscious Advocacy No More Water for Nestlé
Indigenous Peoples Day Arizona Indigenous Peoples Day Arizona 5th Annual celebration “Going Full Circle”
Northern Alameda County Group of the Sierra Club, San Francisco Bay Chapter The Plastic-Foodware-Free Project for Alameda County
Rise St. James Protecting St. James from New Petrochemical Plants
Society of Native Nations Pipelines to Plastic Project
Wellington Water Watchers Cartographies of Thirst: Mapping Community Opposition to Nestlé Ground Water Extraction
SoCal 350 Climate Action Connecting the dots between fossil fuel extraction, inequity, and plastic pollution
Community Water Justice Maine Water Security Summit
Juniata Watershed People Before Pipelines Camp White Pine: Resisting the Mariner East 2 Pipeline
Louisiana Bucket Brigade Standing With Saint James
McCloud Watershed Council Shasta Headwaters Collaborative
Parent Pioneers/Padres Pioneros Building Capacity for Environmental Justice in Latina/o Communities
Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles The LA-Area Justice and Ecology Retreat
San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper San Antonio Bay Monitoring & Communications