Grantee: Don Bosco Workers

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North Star Fund supports organizations and programs within the five boroughs of New York City and the Hudson Valley that elevate community-led solutions.

How to Apply

General Criteria

Organizations funded by North Star Fund build “people power” and use community organizing as the primary strategy. Here are the five things we look for to confirm that an organization is building people power. You can learn more about these criteria on this page.

The organization is led by the people most directly impacted by the issues the organization works on, and those members have clear decision-making power

Brings people together and develops the leadership capacity of the people they work with

Works to identify, articulate and address the root causes of the problems they work on, not just the symptoms

Creates systemic change through “campaigns,” a planned series of events or activities that alter unjust power relationships

Has a strong vision for social justice and is committed to working towards a larger movement

Works within the five boroughs of New York City or the Hudson Valley

For New Applicants in New York City

If you have yet to receive a grant from us, this is the only open grant type for you at this time.

For Current Grantees

If your organization has recently received a grant, you are still eligible to apply for one of these types of grants.

Hudson Valley Applicants

The Hudson Valley Momentum grants are open until March 29, 2019. 

Past Grants

Here are grants that we have offered in the past that are not actively accepting applications at this time:

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page, or take a look at our latest grantee announcement to get a sense of who we fund.

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