In 2009, Public Interest Projects made grants to six organizations engaged in innovative alliance building strategies. These grants, which were made from Public Interest Projects’ general fund, signaled Public Interest Projects’ confidence in the value of alliance building and its commitment to engaging donors through education and grantmaking initiatives designed to support and sustain this work.
Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)
This grant supports IMAN’s participation in United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations (UCCRO). Launched in 2005, UCCRO is a coalition of Chicago organizations working to address social justice inequities and move progressive change through a cooperative agenda that unifies communities of color and promotes collective action. Read more . . .
Miami Workers Center
The Miami Workers Center received alliance building support for its Green Housing and Jobs Alliance which integrates work around housing, environmental and community development into a single campaign and structure. Read more. . .
National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)
National Economic & Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) received alliance building support for its efforts on several national alliances, including the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) and the Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights (CRNHR). Read more. . .
Pineros Y Campesinos Unidos Del Noroeste (PCUN)
Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) received alliance building support for its work with the Rural Organizing Project (ROP). These two organizations have been working together since PCUN’s inception in 1992. Read more. . .
Rural Organizing Project
Rural Organizing Project’s alliance with PCUN has been driven by an interest in not just supporting a core human rights issue but also in giving their predominantly white, middle class, small town base a chance to witness and engage human rights issues directly. Read more . . .
Target Area Development Corporation
Target Area Development Corporation (TARGET Area) received support for its participation in the United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations (UCCRO) alliance. Read more . . .
CPER/FFF Special Opportunities Fund: “Improving Educational Opportunities for Immigrant Children”
To support work at the intersection of immigration and education reform, the Four Freedoms Fund, a national funding collaborative created to energize American democracy by supporting and engaging immigrants and refugees, is working with Communities for Pubic Education Reform (CPER), a partnership of local and national foundations working to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for students in low-income communities. Together, they have created the “Improving Educational Opportunities for Immigrant Children” special opportunities fund. Read more . . .
To support work at the intersection of the human rights and immigration movements, the Four Freedoms Fund (FFF), a national funding collaborative created to energize American democracy by supporting and engaging immigrants and refugees, is collaborating with the U.S. Human Rights Fund (USHRF), a national funding collaborative that provides strategic, field-building support to U.S. human rights work. Read more . . .