Applications now open for We Shall Overcome Fund!   Deadline: Jan. 20, 2016

Click here to download the application form for the We Shall Overcome Fund.

The We Shall Overcome Fund supports projects in the U.S. South that use arts, culture and community activism to organize for social, economic, and political justice to the benefit of African American communities. The fund was created to nurture grassroots efforts within southern  African American communities to use art and activism against injustice – because of the song’s history and use in the primarily southern-based struggle against racism and injustice, African American communities must benefit from Fund-supported projects.

We strongly encourage proposals from diverse racial and ethnic communities working in coalition to end racism, economic and environmental injustice, sexism and homophobia.

Requests are accepted from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, visit, call Elizabeth Wright at 865-356-1655, or email