Making Grants

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Voqal recently joined a coalition of foundations and philanthropic organizations formed in response to the killing of George Floyd. These organizations have partnered to denounce anti-blackness and racism in Minnesota. The Philanthropic Collective to Combat Anti-Blackness and Realize Racial Justice plans on raising $25 million to transform the field of institutional philanthropy and invites additional

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Jane Addams Seniors in Action works to build racial, social, and economic justice. Its activities include community organizing, coalition building, issue campaigns, referenda efforts, educating voters, direct lobbying, and candidate electoral endorsements. With support from Voqal, Jane Addams Seniors in Action began organizing a base of seniors capable of engaging with both the important everyday

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Faith in Action Fund is one of the most dynamic political action funds in the country. Deeply committed to building power in communities of color, Faith in Action Fund is making waves that will reverberate through multiple generations. The fund has as a central premise a desire to make elected officials accountable to the communities

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The Center for Racial and Gender Equity works to build the power of the Black women most directly impacted by the intersections of violently racialized and gendered capitalism to advance a radical vision for liberation, through leadership development and political engagement. It runs grassroots policy and electoral campaigns, engaging Black voters and building Black women’s

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Chicago Votes Action Fund brings together young, driven Chicagoans who are ready to get their hands dirty and learn the grassroots basics of our democracy. It is committed to educating, training, and empowering the next generation of Chicagoans and has designed its programs to act as a springboard for young leaders to enter the life

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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of a diverse society. Thanks in part to support from Voqal, ICIRR helped win important legislative victories for its constituents at the Illinois General

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Chicago Filmmakers is a nonprofit media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation, and understanding of film and video as media for artistic and personal expression, as well as media of important social and community impact. With Voqal’s support, Chicago Filmmakers continued to support digital media artists working to advance social change through the Chicago

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Urban Gateways engages young people in art experiences to inspire creativity and impact social change. Street Level, Urban Gateways’ Multimedia Arts program, uses video and audio production, digital arts, and the internet to engage young people, who have been historically underrepresented in mass media, in art- and technology-driven activities. With support from Voqal, Street Level

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Sparking democracy through documentary, Kartemquin is a collaborative community that empowers documentary makers who create stories that foster a more engaged and just society. Kartemquin focuses on people whose lives are most directly affected by social and political change and who are often overlooked or misrepresented by the media. Thanks in part to support from

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Latino Network Action Fund is a leading advocacy community-based organization advancing policy solutions to support current and historically underserved communities in areas such as education, immigration, and criminal justice reform. With support from Voqal, Latino Network Action Fund expanded its capacity to advocate for Latino community priorities and help engage voters directly in their democracy.

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