MCF is proud to announce a new funding initiative: Public Dollars for Public Good (PDPG).
PDPG provides support to grant recipients organizing communities or unlocking federal funds in ways that help us all to experience and reimagine what our world could be like if our public dollars were used to build a thriving multiracial democracy. Our inaugural PDPG funding provides more than $5M in general operating grants to fuel organizations advancing economic justice.
Dare to imagine a world with widely available public housing, dignified jobs with a living wage, and clean drinking water for all communities.
There is a massive influx of funding that could help us realize our collective dreams for a better world. Currently, trillions of dollars are being disbursed through federal programs, including the American Rescue Plan Act, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. It’s the funding opportunity of a generation, and we refuse to let special interests tip the scales and direct these funds into programs that cause further harm.
It’s time for the people’s money to be used to build the unfulfilled promise of vibrant multiracial democracy.
What would society look like if racial and economic justice leaders got the funding to take risks and experiment boldly? This is where PDPG comes in. PDPG helps level the playing field in the fight for a better future by giving racial and economic justice organizations resources to experiment with:
for communities that have been denied access to it.
that can ensure as much public funding as possible is moved to programs that will serve the common good.
through amplifying stories about and increasing demand for public goods and public options.
Unlocking federal funding for communities that have been denied access to it.
Organizing people power that can ensure as much public funding as possible is moved to programs that will serve the common good.
Reimagining what’s possiblethrough amplifying stories about and increasing demand for public goods and public options.
Public Dollars for Public Good was developed in close partnership with an outstanding group of advisors.
Meet the distinguished scholars, recent government leaders, and experts guiding the development, implementation, and evolving strategy of this initiative.
Public Dollars for Public Good grant recipients are organizing communities and unlocking federal funds to help us all reimagine what our world could be like by demanding our public dollars ensure everyone gets to live a good life.
Many PDPG grant recipients have already seen powerful wins. Get to know our first cohort of PDPG grant recipients and learn how they are taking their work to new heights with this year’s funding.