US$28,663raised of $20,000.00 goal goal
The Mutual Aid Project for Youth or #Map4Youth is a temporary grassroots initiative launched by @prisonculture.
As stated on the Big Door Brigade website: “Mutual aid projects are a form of political participation in which people take responsibility for caring for one another and changing political conditions, not just through symbolic acts or putting pressure on their representatives in government, but by actually building new social relations that are more survivable.” Read more about mutual aid here: http://bigdoorbrigade.com/what-is-mutual-aid/.
More than ever, it’s important that we work together to create the world we want to live in. There are many ways to do this, mutual aid is a critical one. This summer @prisonculture and other donors (hopefully that means YOU) will invite young people ages 12 to 29 to apply for a one-time grant (up to $2500) to execute a summer mutual aid project of their choice. Applicants are encouraged to be creative in how they want to support people in their communities.
Applications for #Map4Youth will be available on May 24 and will be due on May 31. Grant recipients will be alerted by June 14. Funds will be disbursed by June 21.
Donations to this project are not tax deductible. Funds will be collected by @prisonculture who will then provide a transparent accounting of who received grants and for how much. Any left over funds will be donated to The Okra Project (https://www.patreon.com/okraproject).
If you donate and are interested in joining the grant selection committee, please email [email protected]. The selection committee will be small (no more than 6 people) and will review applications from June 1 to June 7. Committee members must be available on June 10th at 7 pm ET to select grantees.
(image by Monica Trinidad)
- Mariame Kaba
- Campaign Owner
Congratulations to the Grantees!Update posted by Mariame Kaba at 01:09 pm
On behalf of the selection committee, I am thrilled to share with you the 14 mutual aid projects that were selected for a grant. You can read all about them here: http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2019/06/18/con... We received over 90 applications and they were all terrific. Thanks to your support and generous contributions we
Applications are OPENUpdate posted by Mariame Kaba at 09:42 am
Thank you so much to all donors to this project. Thanks to your generosity, we will be able to offer at least 8 grants of up to $2500 each.I am excited to share two updates with you. Applications for grantees to propose their mutual aid projects are now open. The. . . . .
Thanks so much for your donations so far!Update posted by Mariame Kaba at 04:46 pm
I'm so grateful to everyone who has contributed so far to #Map4Youth. Thank you. After fees, we've already collected $9,187.48!!! This means that we can offer at least 3 mutual aid grants of up to $2500 each. We're close to being able to provide FOUR which was my original goal.