Mary’s Pence Funds Grassroots Organizations That Are
- Women led —
centered on issues women face or on gender justice issues, benefitting and primarily led by cis women, trans women, or non-binary people.
- Community centered —
emerging from a need identified within the impacted community, and collaboratively developed by and led by members of that community.
- Working to enact long term sustainable change at the community level —
shifting public opinion about justice issues; forming alliances and collaborations across diverse populations; creating change in unjust structure or policies; or building capacity by building leadership, organizing or other social justice skills.
- Focused on social justice actions —
human dignity, the common good, the right to economic security and dignified work, care for the earth, participation, subsidiarity (decisions are made at the most local level possible and involve those most impacted) and nonviolence.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are committed to inclusion and equity and strive to ensure that our grantee funding reflects the diversity of the communities with which we partner with regard to color, income, physical ability, geography, age, and gender identity. We are committed to removing barriers that are faced by equity-seeking groups.
Eligibility Requirements for Mary’s Pence Grants
- Organizations must have a budget of under $200,000*.
We focus on grassroots organizations. Organizations with large government grants or service contracts ordinarily are not eligible. If you have questions about your ability to qualify based on specific parts of your work please contact us.
- Organizations in the U.S. are eligible for funding.
- An applicant can receive a grant up to three times. Annual awards are a maximum of $5,000.
Please note, we do not fund businesses or LLCs.
*Contact us if you have questions about capital campaigns related to budget criteria