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Agape Foundation Fund for Nonviolent Social Change Invites Grant Applications

The Agape Foundation Fund for Nonviolent Social Change (www.agapefn.org) is a nonprofit public foundation whose purpose is to fund nonviolent social change organizations committed to peace and justice issues. The Agape Foundation’s board of trustees makes grants twice a year (in April and October) to California-based grassroots organizations working for nonviolent social change. Organizations that receive grants must be no more than five years old, with annual budgets under $100,000. For the Fall 2006 grant cycle, Agape will fund tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or fiscally sponsored groups that address the following issue areas: Peace — alternatives to militarism, anti-war and anti-nuclear power, weapons, and waste; Human Rights — defending civil rights, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender rights, and women’s rights; Environmental Protection — defense of the environment, ecological restoration, and environ- mental justice; Economic Justice; Racial Justice; Building economic alternatives, nonviolent conflict resolution, and alternatives to violence; Progressive Arts & Media; and Grassroots Organizing Support. The foundation also supports media activism by California-based media producers. Agape supports distribution of media projects that support grassroots organizing and promote peace and justice. Grants range from $500 to $2,000. Visit the Agape Web site for complete program guidelines and application materials. The deadline for this competition is August 1, 2006.

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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