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Promoting Economic Justice in Washington DC Region and Nationally

The Moriah Fund supports state and local organizations in the Washington DC region, as well as national organizations that engage in policy, advocacy and community organizing efforts to advance policies and programs that reduce poverty and empower low-income families and youth to work towards economic security.

 

Economic Justice Program Grantmaking Guidelines

The Moriah Fund seeks to improve the quality of life and economic potential of low-income families. While the obstacles to social and economic advancement are many, increasing income is the key to moving families out of poverty. The Economic Justice Program's funding priority is centered on the goal of raising family income, improving benefits and work conditions, and offering the additional supports needed to help low-income families provide stable, safe and healthy environments for their children.

Funding Priorities

Policy, Advocacy and Community Organizing

Moriah's Economic Justice Program will support policy, advocacy and community organizing groups in DC, Maryland and Virginia, and national organizations working to:

  • Improve policies and practices affecting the income, benefits and work conditions of low-wage workers;
  • Improve state and federal budget and tax policies affecting low-income families;
  • Improve policies and practices that provide supportive services for poor parents and their children;
  • Improve policies and practices affecting access to high-quality youth development programs, especially those targeted to older youth;
  • Improve policies and practices affecting access to affordable housing and the protection of community assets; and
  • Increase philanthropy and activism related to Moriah's priorities in the Washington, DC region's Jewish community.

 

Program Limitations

The Economic Justice Program is not currently soliciting proposals from direct service organizations. Support for work on state level policy issues is limited to the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.  Moriah does not provide support for medical research, scholarships or grants to individuals.

Letters of inquiry and proposals should be sent to:

The Moriah Fund
One Farragut Square South
1634 I Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20006-4003

If you would like to submit a letter of inquiry by email, please mail it as an attachment to inquiry@moriahfund.org

After reviewing your letter of inquiry, we may invite a full proposal. If you would like to submit a proposal by email, please mail it as an attachment to proposal@moriahfund.org.

 

 

 

Advance policies and practices that reduce poverty and empower low-income families and youth to work towards economic security.

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