ORGANIZATION

Resist, Inc.

Somerville, MA | http://resist.org
Assets: $761,096
Total Giving: $415,439

The organization gives small but timely grants to grassroots groups engaged in activist organizing and educational work within movements for social change. RESIST defines organizing as collective action to challenge the status quo, demand changes in policy and practice, and educate communities about root causes and just solutions. RESIST recognizes that there are a variety of stages and strategies that lead to community organizing. Therefore, RESIST supports strategies that build community, encourage collaborations with other organizations, increase skills and/or access to resources, and produce leadership from the constituency being most directly affected. High priority is given to groups that fall outside of mainstream funding sources because they are considered to be too “radical.” To this end, RESIST supports both ongoing and new organizations that address social, racial, gender, economic and/or environmental injustice.