Making Grants

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The Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) is an innovative and thought-provoking network of funders that shares an underlying conviction that all people deserve a voice in the democratic process. As strong believers of an engaged and empowered public Voqal was excited to both sponsor and attend this year’s annual convening in Detroit. The first

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Voices for Racial Justice advances racial, cultural, social and economic justice in Minnesota through organizer and leadership training, strategic convenings and campaigns, and research and policy tools. Thanks in part to support from Voqal, Voices for Racial Justice is working to build a movement for racial justice in rural Minnesota. Voices for Racial Justice hosts

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“No nation is so great that the world can afford to let it continue to be deliberately unjust, cruel and unfair toward its own citizens.” – W.E.B. DuBois In this month’s grantmaking spotlight, Voqal’s program manager for grants and fellowships, Mary Coleman, reminds us of the importance of addressing racial inequity in our work. On

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CIRC Action Fund works to build a strong and thriving Colorado where all residents are treated with dignity and respect and have equal access to a fair and just quality of life and the opportunity to live united with family members. It advocates for fair, humane and workable public policies and seeks to increase the

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TakeAction Minnesota is a statewide network of people working to realize racial and economic equity across Minnesota. It does this by connecting people and organizations to each other, turning someone’s individual desire for change – to pass a more progressive policy or law, to improve an institution or to change a harmful idea or perception

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Stand Up for Ohio is a coalition of community, labor, civil rights and environmental groups committed to building a coordinated movement for racial, social and economic justice in Ohio. It envisions a more unified and aligned Ohio organizing together to win on racial and economic justice. Thanks in part to support from Voqal, Stand Up

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Voqal is excited to announce grants to 19 organizations working across the country to strengthen the community through inclusive, progressive organizing. The grants to Proteus Action League, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Georgia Equality, CASA in Action, Citizen Action of New York, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), National Vote at Home Institute, Florida Rights

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The People’s Lobby is a membership-driven organization of people across the Chicago region that work together to build widespread support for public policies and candidates that put racial and gender justice and the needs of people and the planet before the interests of big corporations and the very rich. Thanks in part to support from

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Citizen Action of New York fights for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. It wins campaigns that directly impact people’s lives, builds the infrastructure to develop more power and works to change hearts and minds across New York state in order to spread its vision and change what’s possible to win. Thanks in part to

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Earlier this week, a federal appeals court upheld the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality. As strong believers of a free and open internet, Voqal has been closely following this case as it has developed. While the final outcome is disappointing, advocates for net neutrality did experience at least one critical victory. The court struck down

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