Type of Activity: Project Grant
Grantee: Faith in Texas Action
Amount: Up to $100,000 in 2018
What is Faith in Texas Action?
Faith in Texas is an affiliate of the Faith in Action national network, the nation’s largest network developing civic leadership in low- and moderate-income faith communities to advocate for economic and racial justice. Faith in Texas trains teams of lay leaders in local churches, mosques and synagogues, serving low and moderate-income people. The Justice Teams identify systemic problems that affect their community, and move entire congregations to action through powerful policy campaigns.
Why do we think this organization is important?
The Belonging Communities project of Faith in Texas Action will build new civic capacity in geographic areas that are politically uncontested, particularly suburbs, exurbs, small cities, and states with undivided government. To solve geographic polarization, they will engage faith communities to embrace a “politics of belonging” in areas that are currently polarized and sharply divided.
Faith in Texas creates space for empathy, storytelling, and shared action across the boundaries of race, religion, and economics.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Faith in Texas Action?
In 2018, Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant of $100,000 to Faith in Texas Action.