Anti-Racism Mini-Grant


The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement is excited to offer a funding opportunity to students for collaborative projects that advance understanding of and action against systemic racism in the West Philadelphia community. The Anti-Racism Mini-Grant directs Lindy Center monetary resources toward student projects and learning focused on racial justice and anti-racism in the Mantua and Powelton Village neighborhoods of West Philadelphia, especially projects that demonstrate deep relationship-building within this community.

In 2023, they have the funds to distribute 5 grants of up to $1,000 (possibly more grants if they have smaller budgets). Given that the award is relatively small, projects that are the best fit will be in a startup or exploratory phase (in which case grantees can also take advantage of the Lindy Center’s resources and networking with other grantees) or be larger projects that are seeking support for one specific component related to the grant’s focus areas.

If you are a student or group interested in further understanding and addressing systemic racism and its consequences in the West Philadelphia and broader Philadelphia community in an innovative and sustainable way, please consider applying for this Anti-Racism Mini-Grant. Projects can be within the following areas, which are expanded upon in the official call for proposals: 

  1. Dialogue
  2. Education
  3. Arts and Culture
  4. Economic Mobility
  5. Global Perspectives

Review the official call for proposals. Applications for the 2023 cycle are now open and are due by April 3, 2023. Please remember that, in addition to the form, you must also submit supporting documentation (as described in the official call for proposals).