The Story of Stuff Project established its Grassroots Grants Program in 2017 to support local movements working to protect fresh water resources and fight plastic pollution. We often receive requests for support from activists around the world, and this is one way we're able to connect our Community. Together, we're building power to fuel a society based on better not more, sharing not selfishness, cooperation not division.
This program grew out of a successful grassroots campaign in Cascade Locks, Oregon, which banned large-scale water bottling facilities with a county-wide ballot measure. Through small grants to traditionally under-funded organizations and communities, we’re working with a grassroots network that's tackling some of the most pressing social and environmental justice issues of the 21st century. We support projects that value local community involvement and organizing, creative interventions, strategic thinking, and both defensive “fight-back” and offensive solutions-focused projects. Please support us today!