Deadline for Letters of Interest October 30, 2020

We are excited to share again with you this opportunity for Fellowships in underserved communities.

The Elias Foundation is now accepting applications for their Activist Fellowship Program supporting Hudson Valley activists working towards local movement building in communities hardest hit by injustice and inequality. 

Please share this notice with your groups. Please note: the deadline for sending a Letter of Interest is October 30, 2020.

Now in its third year, the goal of this program is to strengthen and build social justice movements by developing activists’ skills and capacities in the Hudson Valley.  The Elias Foundation hopes to identify and support the work of people from the grassroots and frontline communities. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals who self-define as low-income, people of color, indigenous, immigrant, women, trans, gender nonconforming, LGBT and/or queer, youth, working class and disabled.


Each awardee will receive a total of $90,000 over five years of support ($25,000 for the first three years, $10,000 in fourth year and $5,000 for the final year). This support is aimed at people working in underserved communities who would not normally have access to this kind of funding.


To read more about the Fellowship, the criteria for applying, information on how to apply and read about previous recipients, please visit the Elias Foundation website. You can also contact Polly Withers at 

[email protected] if you have any questions or would like to nominate someone. Thank you.

Jackie Mann, President

Elias Foundation