NEO Philanthropy is pleased to announce the addition of two fiscally sponsored projects that are tackling age-old issues in new, creative ways. These new projects, Lady Parts Justice League and the Long Island Civic Engagement Table, are working to further reproductive justice and civic engagement, respectively. Both projects align with NEO’s mission and values and found their nonprofit “home” in this partnership with NEO.
Lady Parts Justice League
Lady Parts Justice League (LPJL) uses innovative media and humor to re-ignite interest in the reproductive health, rights and justice movement. LPJL creates funny videos, livestreams, memes and other digital content that inspire and educate a new generation of reproductive rights supporters. LPJL is the only organization that has comedy writers and comedians using their talents to push for this social change.
LPJL’s “Boots on the Ground” Clinic Support program addresses the urgent needs of independent abortion providers across the country. In 2017, LPJL brought moral and physical support to 28 clinics, and reached out to many others through postcards, creating and amplifying clinic fundraising campaigns and producing media that honors and celebrates their work.
The Community Building program strengthens the existing reproductive justice community, activates new volunteers and activist across the country and builds new networks of support around independent abortion clinics.
Long Island Civic Engagement Table
Long Island Civic Engagement Table (LICET) is a nonpartisan project that builds long-term power and electoral infrastructure by transforming the culture of civic participation and government on Long Island. LICET nurtures grassroots participation and leadership in working class communities of color by:
- Increasing civic engagement through non-partisan voter registration, education and mobilization.
- Training and supporting a new generation of leaders and grassroots organizations.
- Coordinating grassroots organizing campaigns to build power in Long Island.
- Providing naturalization assistance to immigrant Long Islanders.
LICET’s model – combining electoral mobilization, grassroots organizing and coalition- and capacity-building – has helped establish it as a central place for building grassroots leadership and political power for working class immigrants and communities of color on Long Island.
About NEO’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program
Fiscal sponsorship at NEO gives groups a non-profit “home” and allows them to focus on their programmatic work while NEO manages the financial, human resources and legal elements, giving the projects the room they need to make a significant impact on the world. NEO currently has some 70 fiscally sponsored projects. NEO’s fiscally sponsored projects have access to an entire team of highly experienced professionals and an array of services that are tailored for their specific needs.
For additional information about NEO’s Fiscal Sponsorship program, visit https://neophilanthropy.org/fiscal-sponsorship/.