Welcome to The Fringe Foundation.


Our mission is to work for a more equal society by supporting community organizations led by people unjustly relegated to the fringes of social, economic, and political self-determination. We believe in collective action. We believe that community organizing is a powerful way to secure lasting social change because it enables the people most directly affected by injustice to build power and engage in decision-making processes within their own communities. We aim to combat exploitation, abuse, and discrimination by providing grants to community projects that help transform structures of inequality.


Right now our top priorities include


​        Racial Justice
​        Women's Justice 
​        LGBTQ Justice
​        Immigrant Justice
​        Economic & Housing Justice
​        Civil Rights Justice
​        Education Justice
​        Art for Justice


We seek to partner with organizations that share our commitment to fighting intersecting forms of social inequality through non-sectarian, non-violent, community-based organizing. We are open-minded in our approach. The Fringe has partnered with groups as wide-ranging as the Nashville Freedom School (Education Justice + Economic Justice + Racial Justice) and the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center (Economic & Housing Justice + Racial Justice + Civil Rights Justice) to the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (Immigrant Justice + Racial Justice + Civil Rights Justice) to the Coffee House Press (Art for Justice).


Our new website is in the works! Please bear with us as we continue to rely on this rusty platform. In the future, we hope that our website will function as a resource for publicizing the work of grassroots partners, and as a place where we can exchange stories about successful organizing practices. 


Thank you for your interest in The Fringe Foundation.