Funding for Social Justice Projects

USNF has funding in our operating budget to support USNF programs and activities that promote community engagement and/or social justice.  The money is meant to support existing USNF groups, as well as to encourage new work.

Examples of social action projects: 
In 2018, we allocated funds for a racial justice workshop, for Blue Communities, to develop an environmental justice library, for the Circle for Social Change, to provide nourishment to a Bystanders Training, and to our partnership with The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership. blue community bl
In 2020, money was allocated for the Youth Group's public composting project and for mailings to get out the vote.

Funding can be spent on speakers, events, public awareness activities, lobbying campaigns, etc. The money is not meant for donations to outside organizations.


All proposals/requests should be ideas which are supported by a group of members and come from that group’s chair or leaders. You can come to the Coordinating Council to air your ideas and brainstorm in community. 

Deadlines: Deadlines are October 1 and February 1.
Decisions will be made by the end of October and by the end of February. If you are unable to work within this time frame, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about an exception.

Review Process: The reviewing team is made up of the Coordinating Council Co-Moderators and Clerk, and the Community Engagement Leader, in collaboration with the Minister and other USNF Members as needed and appropriate. Requests for $100 or less, especially for time-sensitive activities that may not fit with the above schedule, can be made at any time and will be granted separately from the scheduled review times.

Submission & Questions: 

There are two ways to submit an application for funding.

Questions about this process or the funds themselves are always welcome and can be directed to the Coordinating Council leadership or to USNF staff member Jessica Harwood, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.