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Resist, Inc.

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Civil Rights, Philanthropy, Religion


259 Elm Street #201 Somerville MA 02144 USA


What began with the "call to resist illegitimate authority" in opposition the war in Vietnam now includes funding social change activism. At our core RESIST remains more than just a foundation; RESIST is a part of a movement for social change.

RESIST prioritizes funding for small grassroots groups who, because of the radical nature of their work or because they are a newer organization, are unlikely to find "mainstream" funding. With six funding cycles each year, RESIST offers one of the most frequent grant making programs of all foundations.

In addition to the grants program, RESIST publishes a well-respected Newsletter which features articles on subjects important to progressive activists.

The Grants and Newsletter Programs are supported by individual contributors committed to funding social change.


RESIST's Board just met last Sunday (October 14, 20120) and awarded 25 general support grants, 3 multi-year grants and 2 Technical Assistance grant for a total of $61,200. The Board meets six times a year to allocate funds. Since 1967, RESIST has given out $5,715,935 to 5,281 grassroots activist organization across the country. To learn more about the groups we have supported please visit: http://www.resistinc.org/grantees/grantees-news.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

We fund over 130 organizations each year. Sicnce 1967, we have provided grants to 5,281 grassroots activist organization across the country. To learn more about the groups we have supported please visit: http://www.resistinc.org/grantees/grantees-news.

Geographic areas served:

We are a national foundation that supports groups in all 50 states and US territories.


RESIST provides general support grants and loans to progressive activist groups throughout the United States engaged in direct organizing for social change. Grants are made six times each year.Additionally, RESIST publishes a newsletter six times each year, which features topics of interest to progressive activist. Recent issues include: arms trade, prison privatization, education reform, art and politics, genetic engineering and civil rights, human rights, and labor activism.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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The Donor Card in my June 2011 issue of the newsletter reads, "Support grassroots social justice organizing today."

On the last page of the letter, four "Hell Yes!" grants totalling $4,000 each were described and made to 'Southside Together Organizing for Power,' 'Pride at Work San Francisco,' 'Fort Hood Support Network,' and the Crawford Stewardship Project.

I highly respect RESIST staff for being so adept at keeping its finger on the pulse of change at the grassroots for our entire American hemisphere. And I mean grassroots helping grassroots. Dollar for dollar, I would say RESIST is always productive in the missions it serves and US Foreign Aid in comparison swings below the graphing line into the nether regions of counter-productivity thus making every dollar donated 100 times more powerful than each tax dollar taken in support of a "legal fiction" without my consent.

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Localized to grassroots in larger areas than mine. Though the organization has inspired me to think about creating a group to support social justice similar to what Will Rogers worked to accomplish.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The shirt I purchased used to read "Illegitimate Authority" at the bottom of the image. Now it reads "legitimate Authority" because the first two letters wore off. I will have to let them know the bottom phrase could be shortened with a smaller font so the letters do not wear off or I could order another shirt.

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