2020 Transformative Organizing Grants

In July of 2020, Arch Community Fund issued ten grants of $15,000 - $20,000 to support transformative organizing work. In addition, Arch offered to renew 2019 grantees in May of 2020 at the same amount as in 2019 with an additional $5,000 for COVID-19 response. 2020 grantees include:

  • Asian Solidarity Collective (Chula Vista, CA) - $20,000 The Asian Solidarity Collective is a grassroots organization in San Diego whose mission is to activate Asian American social justice consciousness, condemn anti-Blackness, and build Asian solidarity with Black folks, queer and grans people of color, and other oppressed communities.
  • Campaign for Southern Equality (Asheville, NC) - $20,000 The Campaign for Southern Equality is working to build a South where LGBTQ people are equal in every part of life.
  • Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED) (Santa Rosa, CA / National) - $20,000 CoFED is building a cooperative food economy, powered by the visionary leadership of people of color!
  • Dream Action Oklahoma (DAOK) (Oklahoma City, OK) - $15,000 Dream Action Oklahoma is a community-based organization that aims to empower the local immigrant community through advocacy and education to ensure justice for all immigrants.
  • Firelands (Rural WA) - $20,000 Firelands organizes in the small towns and rural communities we love and call home to win an economy that respects workers, communities and the land.
  • Freedom to Thrive (formerly Enlace) (Portland, OR / National) - $15,000 Freedom to Thrive works to build a world where safety means investment in people and planet and end the punishment-based criminal and immigration systems.
  • Inquilinxs Unidxs por Justicia (Minneapolis, MN) - $20,000 Inquilinxs envisions a housing system that works for everyone, a world in which renters direct city development.
  • ReThink Transformative Organizing (New Orleans, LA) - $20,000 ReThink supports youth of color in becoming thoughtful and capable leaders through the process of critically rethinking our educational experiences and taking action to create transformative systemic change.
  • The Montana Racial Equity Project (Bozeman, MT) - $20,000 The Montana Racial Equity Project advocates equity and justice for historically marginalized, disenfranchised, and oppressed peoples in Montana.
  • UTOPIA (Kent, WA) - $15,000 UTOPIA is a QTPI-led organization fighting for equitable access to education, employment, housing, healthcare, and more for all Queer and Trans Pacific Islander youth, adults, elders, and families in Washington.

Discretionary Grants: Arch makes 1-2 discretionary grants each year to organizations that do not meet our eligibility criteria per se, but that amplify the work of grassroots community organizations. In 2020, we awarded one discretionary grant to the COVID-response work of an alliance that is building cross-sector organizing capacity across the country; and, a second discretionary grant to an organization that trains groups in the kinds of direct actions that swept through our country in the racial justice uprisings after the murder of George Floyd.