The New Majority Fund supports organizations that are led by and for communities of color and use a community organizing approach to address root causes of injustice. Eligible organizations will have an organized constituency base; a clear analysis of structural causes behind the challenges their community faces; and concrete goals and strategies to build power and change systems.
The New Majority Fund awards two-year general operating grants, totaling $20,000. In addition, grantee partners will nominate two or three leaders, staff members, or board members to participate in the Movement Leadership Project.
Funds for the grants are raised by members of the Giving Project, a cross-class, multiracial group which will work together over the course of six months to raise dollars from their friends, family and communities.
Headwaters will offer New Majority Fund grants in 2021. In 2020 we will offer Giving Project grants.