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Purpose and Activities

The organization gives small but timely grants to grassroots groups engaged in activist organizing and educational work within movements for social change. RESIST defines organizing as collective action to challenge the status quo, demand changes in policy and practice, and educate communities about root causes and just solutions. RESIST recognizes that there are a variety of stages and strategies that lead to community organizing. Therefore, RESIST supports strategies that build community, encourage collaborations with other organizations, increase skills and/or access to resources, and produce leadership from the constituency being most directly affected. High priority is given to groups that fall outside of mainstream funding sources because they are considered to be too “radical.” To this end, RESIST supports both ongoing and new organizations that address social, racial, gender, economic and/or environmental injustice.


Established in 1967 in MA - RESIST formed in 1967 to oppose the war in Vietnam and to support draft resistance. By the 1970s, RESIST expanded its scope dramatically by making the connection between the unequal distribution of power and money at home, and a system of U.S. domination abroad. Today, RESIST remains committed to radical social change, and the activist groups that are funded reflect RESIST's 2019 goal of an equitable distribution of wealth and power. As such, RESIST funds small-budget groups who struggle toward a broad vision of social justice, while continuing to oppose political and institutional oppression.



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259 Elm St Somerville, MA United States 02144-2950

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