Movement Strategy Center (MSC) 2017-12-04T19:28:10+00:00

Movement Strategy Center (MSC)

MSC helps organizations, alliances, and grantmakers design and implement successful strategy and programs.

MSC is a support organization with more than 300 partner grassroots organizations, alliances, and networks that operate at local, regional, and national levels. MSC is dedicated to the inclusion and leadership of traditionally marginalized communities in progressive movement building. MSC places the experience and leadership of those most impacted at the center of our transformative movement building. The vast majority of its partners are organizations led by low-income people of color, immigrant, youth, and other marginalized populations.

http://movementstrategy.org

Grants

Stop the Frack Attack Transition Support
This project works to communicate the human toll of America's devastating fracking boom. Individuals and communities who have been directly affected by fracking are some of this movement's most powerful messengers, carrying unparalleled credibility and standing as they speak out against willful negligence on the part of industry, regulators, and politicians.
Amount $46,000
Year(s) 2016-2018
Region US
Primary Approach Collaboration and Movement Building
 
Reinvest in Our Power: Support for Network Gathering pre-meeting at Common Bound Conference
The Reinvest in Our Power (RiOP) national collaboration hosted a “Network Gathering” pre-meeting before the New Economy Coalition’s Common Bound Conference in Buffalo, NY, on July 8, 2016. RiOP member organizations also participated in the conference and presented in multiple works and plenaries to promote Student Divestment, the Financial Cooperative and non-extractive finance, the larger collaboration, as well as the political foundations of the project.
Amount $14,000
Year(s) 2016
Region US
Primary Approach Collaboration and Movement Building
 
Wildfire Project
The Wildfire Project trains, supports, and links grassroots groups, laying the foundation for a powerful movement toward political, economic, and ecological justice. Using democratic, experiential methods, the Wildfire Project fuses political education and skills training with personal and group transformation in a curriculum tailored to specific needs of groups in action.
Amount $50,000
Year(s) 2016
Region US
Primary Approach Collaboration and Movement Building
 
Stop the Frack Attack Support and Expansion
Engage the broader environmental movement to align anti-fracking efforts and leverage its efforts and power into large-scale collective action
Amount $30,000
Year(s) 2015
Region US
Primary Approach Collaboration and Movement Building
 
Stop the Frack Attack Support and Expansion in 2014
Stop the Frack Attack and its ongoing work as a national movement hub for nonprofit and community groups concerned about the dangers of fracking
Amount $30,000
Year(s) 2014
Region US
Primary Approach Collaboration and Movement Building
 
Environmental and Climate Justice Funders Convening
Convening of a small gathering of funders and philanthropic advisors to develop a strategy and action plan to better coordinate aligned efforts to shift resources to grassroots environmental and climate justice efforts
Amount $23,600
Year(s) 2013
Region US
Primary Approach Moving Philanthropy
 
From Resistance to Strategy: Building a Powerful Network to End Fracking
Design, support, and implementation of the Stop the Frack Attack Network
Amount $25,000
Year(s) 2013
Region US
Primary Approach Collaboration and Movement Building