Apply for social justice endowment


DAVENPORT — Applications for the Dick Fallow Endowment for Social Justice are being accepted through Oct. 10.

The endowment, established in 2013, carries on the life work of Richard E. Fallow who fought for labor rights, economic justice, environmental sustainability, democracy and human rights. Each year the endowment issues a grant in one of these categories.

The Quad Cities Community Foundation administers the endowment, which Progressive Action for the Common Good manages. Applicants can download materials to apply for the grant at grant-application.html or on the Dick Fallow Endowment for Social Justice Facebook page at https:/ You may send an email to request application materials at

To apply for the grants, applicants must:


• Serve the Quad Cities and immediate surrounding areas.
• Be an organization and not an individual.
• Fit under one of the three categories serving labor/economic justice, environmental sustainability, and democracy/human rights.
• With some exceptions, the organization has to be locally chartered and not part of a national organization with access to resources not available to smaller, local organizations.
• The grant will not be available to partisan organizations.

A selection committee will evaluate all applications and make a decision by Nov. 15. Recipients will be notified and the grant will be awarded in December.

Past grant recipients include Guardians of the Prairie and Forest; TeamCAN, UUQC Sanctuary Project; Palomares Social Justice Center of Moline, Illinois; the Safer Foundation of the Quad Cities; and Center for Workers Justice of Eastern Iowa.

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