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The Fund for Southern Communities (Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina)

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Fund for Southern Communities


    The Fund for Southern Communities is a public foundation that supports and unites organizations and donors working to create just and sustainable communities that are free of oppression and that embrace and celebrate all people. Through grant-making and related activities the Fund for Southern Communities fosters social change initiated by community-based groups in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

    The Fund for Southern Communities (FSC) provides the financial resource to help move groups from thought to action. FSC supports small community groups working for environmental justice, anti-racism, women's rights, youth development, LGBTQ rights, worker's rights, civil rights and disability rights and other varied issues that address social change through community organizing. Grantees not only benefit from financial support, but they are also given technical assistance.

    FSC is unusual in that it awards grants to community organizations that are working to address the systems and structures that cause community problems. Often traditional charities and private foundations overlook these organizations because their projects are considered too new, the organization too small, or their objectives are too controversial. The Fund is willing to make grants to these groups and organizations because we believe that communities working on their own behalf are powerful forces for change.


    History of Funding

    Non is available.

    Additional Information

    The Fund for Southern Communities (FSC) is a publicly supported foundation established in 1981 to provide grants to progressive grassroots social change organizations that:
    • Work against discrimination based on race, sex, age, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, ethnic background or physical and mental disabilities;
    • Stand for workers rights;
    • Promote self-determination in low-income and disenfranchised areas;
    • Protect the environment;
    • Promote and create non-traditional arts and media;
    • Promote peace;
    • Are located in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina;
    • Are working for equitable distribution of economic and/or political power;
    • Involving new people in social, economic or political change;
    • Challenge anti or undemocratic systems with public education and organizing efforts;
    • Are unlikely to be funded by more traditional funding sources, including those whose geographic location limits funding opportunities. Applicants receiving funds from more traditional funding sources may be given a lower priority for funding from FSC.
    FSC does not fund direct social services.


    Fund for Southern Communities Staff

    Fund for Southern Communities Staff
    4153 - C Flat Shoals Parkway Suite 316
    Decatur, GA 30034
    (404) 371-8404
    (404) 371-8496

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are non-profit organizations located on Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

    Deadline Details

    Applications are accepted in the Spring months annually.

    Award Details

    Total funding available is approximately $150,000. Grants will range from $1,000 to $5,000. Maximum grant period is up to three years. 

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