Haymarket People’s Fund

Haymarket People’s Fund gives money to grassroots groups of local organizations across the region who believe that change is possible. It’s been behind the scenes, providing money to almost every major social justice movement in New England since 1974. Each year, its volunteer grantmaking panel made up of community organizers from across the region awards grants to local organizations in New England’s neighborhoods and communities. Over the course of thirty-five years, Haymarket has granted over 25 million dollars.

One hundred percent of those funds have gone to changing the status quo.

Haymarket is a public 501(c)3 foundation based in Boston, named not after Haymarket Square in downtown Boston but after the Haymarket affair, the 1886 working people’s event in Chicago which paved the way for the 8-hour workday.

In addition to providing grants, Haymarket supports social change movements through training and capacity building. Recognizing how significantly racism has affected the impact of social justice movements in the US, it especially focuses on making available training on Undoing Racism by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (www.pisab.org), an organization Haymarket has partnered with to work on its anti-racism principles. Haymarket also organizes around sustainable community philanthropy and sees social change philanthropy as a form of community organizing.

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