Quakers all over New England are working on social justice issues, and the Obadiah Brown Benevolent Fund intends to support that work by setting aside a substantial amount of our grant making funds for Special Focus grants.
The purpose of these Special Focus grants is to support work in New England on issues that New England Friends are passionate about—issues that reflect our Quaker values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Sustainability.
The Obadiah Brown Benevolent Fund is seeking grant applications for the 2021–2022 fiscal year that focus on issues of racial justice and immigration. These Special Focus grants can be applied for and implemented in cooperation with non-Quaker groups as long a New England monthly meeting, a New England Friend(s) or a New England Quaker organization is willing to make a meaningful contribution of human and/or financial resources to add to the implementation of these special projects.
More information about how to apply for a grant, as well as the grant application, can be found on this page or by searching for “Obadiah Brown Benevolent Fund” on the internet.
Grant applications are accepted three times per year, on September 15, January 15, and April 15.