From the Elias Foundation:


Announcing the ACTIVIST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2024 – Deadline for Letters of Intent November 30, 2023

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

The Elias Foundation is again accepting nominations and applications for the 2023/24 round of submissions to the 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 and note: the deadline for submitting a Nomination or Letter of Intent is November 30, 2023.

Now in its sixth year, the goal of this program is to strengthen and build social justice movements in the Hudson Valley by developing local activists’ skills and capacities.  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 limited to people working in underserved communities who would not normally have access to 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