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2020 Movement R&D Round 1 Grantees

We launched the 2020 Movement R&D cycle as a way to renew our collective commitment to the work of our past grantees.  As we were receiving applications, the realities of the Covid-19 pandemic hit us all, and our grantees in particular.  

In the midst of their already powerful and necessary organizing, our movement partners reached out to tell us about how they were coping and to name their needs in this moment. 

Our response after a dynamic process of listening and hearing was to further focus the R&D cycle and aim to move money to as many past grantees as possible. We decided on a minimum of two rounds of grants.  In the first round of grants we moved resources to 56 organizations who are facing considerable threats in the current moment. These organizations constitute some of the most powerful organizing happening across the nation.

Please see the list of the Movement R&D round 1 grantees below! 

We’d also like to give a special note of thanks to the 2020 Movement R&D Team who have all collectively and individually stepped up to help steward and inform this process:

  • Yasmin Yonis, Justice for Muslims Collective 
  • Monique Verdin, United Huma Nation Tribal Council / Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative 
  • Parris Wallace, Black Phoenix Organizing Collective
  • Kierra Sims, BlackOut Collective 
  • Allen Kwabena Frimpong, AdAstra Collective 
  • Brooke Lehman, Solidaire member  
  • Norbert Goldfield, Solidaire member
  • Richard Voelbel, Solidaire member
  • Gretchen Sandler, Solidaire member

2020 Movement R&D Round 1 Grantee List:8 

Grantee Name
215 People’s Alliance
AdAstra Collective (Formerly Movement NetLab)
Anti Police-Terror Project
Assata’s Daughters
Believers Bail Out
Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation
Black Phoenix Organizing Collective
Center for Social Sustainable Systems (CESOSS)
Critical Resistance
Debt Collective
Divest Invest Protect
Down Home North Carolina
Dream of Detroit
Durham for All
East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative
East Harlem El Barrio Community Land Trust
Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute
EveryBlackGirl, Inc
Hands Up United
Holler Health Justice
Idle No More
In Our Names Network
Indigenous Vision
Intelligent Mischief
Justice for Muslims Collective
Knoxville Abortion Doula Collective (now Mountain Access Brigade) and Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund
Liberation House: KBCAN
Movimiento Cosecha
National Black Food and Justice Alliance
Native Organizers Alliance
Native Youth Leadership Alliance (NYLA)
Not Now Education Fund (501c(3)) / If Not Now Movement (501c(4))
NY Renews
Ohio Student Association
Pan-African Community Development Initiative
Project Hajra
Queer The Land
Reproductive Justice Action Collective
RestoreHER US.America
Schaghticoke First Nations Inc
Seeding Sovereignty
SpiritHouse Inc
T.A.K.E Resource Center
The BlackOUT Collective
Trans Queer Pueblo
Transgender Gender-variant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP)
Unist’ot’en Camp
United For Respect Education Fund
United Working Families
vibration of Grace™
Western Mining Action Network IC
Workers Center for Racial Justice (c3) / Center for Racial and Gender Equity (c4)
Working Narratives
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