VegFund stands in solidarity with the African American community and against systemic racism, violence, and injustice. Black lives matter. We also recognize that words alone are not enough to create real change, so we’ve established a $50,000 Social Justice Fund to support organizations working for African American communities.
We welcome your recommendations of nonprofit activist organizations that we should support. We anticipate funding up to 50 local organizations across the U.S. with grants of $1,000 each. These organizations need not be vegan nor be working to advance veganism, but they should have an established record of working for human justice at the grassroots level. Candidates should have an annual budget no greater than $500,000, and they should be registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Examples of qualifying candidates include organizations that advocate for ending violence against people of color (including LGBTQIA+, women, and youth); empowering African American voices; bringing about positive political and social change; and building infrastructure for racial, social, and economic justice. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic response, we would also like to consider funding for online outreach programs.
We invite you to send us your ideas beginning today and through July 15, 2020, using the email address email@example.com. We’ll review recommendations and announce funding recipients by August 15, 2020. It’s possible that we may not be able to fund every deserving organization, but we are eager to hear your suggestions just the same.
Please address your email and recommendations to VegFund at firstname.lastname@example.org, and kindly include the following information:
- Email subject line: Social Justice Fund Grant Recommendation
- Organization name
- Organization address
- Contact at organization: Name, email, and phone number
- Website address or social media link
Using this information, VegFund will assess prospective candidates for the Social Justice Fund and reach out to potential recipients.
Stay strong, and remember that we have the power and opportunity to make a difference even in the bleakest moments.
Update: learn about the awardees of the 2020 VegFund Social Justice Fund!