Organizations led by People of Color that Groundwork supports

Freedom, Inc. is a grassroots non-profit organization that provides services and advocacy to low and no-income communities of color in Dane County. Their primary goal is to look at new definitions and solutions to end violence against women and children. Freedom, Inc.’s mission is to inspire and educate individuals through leadership development and community organizing that will bring about social, political, cultural, and economic change to low-income communities.


JustifiedAngerTextOnlyIdentityTMRGB300DPIJustified Anger is creating a movement that will unite leadership, vision, policy, and strategy to identify the gaps in services and areas of need, and then plan and implement a long-term strategy to improve the lives of minorities in Madison, resources available, and the damaged image of the state as unfriendly for minorities.



Operation Welcome Home is a community of mostly Black, homeless and formerly homeless, low and no-income, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people working in collaboration with community allies in Madison, WI organizing around the root causes of homelessness. They are fighting for affordable housing, jobs, and an end to the criminalization of poverty.



Take Back the Land Madison  believes that housing should be a human right.  They believe that there should be community control over land.  TBTL defend families from foreclosure-related evictions and protect families from eviction from public housing.  They assist homeless families to move into vacant, bank-owned homes.  They believe that it is the responsibility of the federal, state and local governments to ensure compliance with Article 25 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, which declares that all people have the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of themselves and their family, including housing.

Voces de la Frontera is a Wisconsin nonprofit that educates workers about their employment rights and organizes to protect and improve the quality of life for low-wage and immigrant workers. They promote grassroots leadership and community and workplace organizing as a strategy to achieve our goals. We operate workers’ centers in Milwaukee and Racine.


Wisconsin Indian Education Association: “Indian” Mascot and Logo Taskforce

Wisconsin Indian educators want all children to receive a high quality education that prepares them for the challenges of adulthood. They want all children to learn accurate and authentic historical and contemporary information about their own cultures and those of other people. They want all children to fully participate in the educational process in Wisconsin schools and oppose all barriers to learning that create an intimidating or offensive school environment for any child. It is imperative that schools teach respect for America’s indigenous cultures by removing stereotypes in the form of “Indian” logos, mascots and nicknames. They believe if we are to have any meaningful dialogue about eliminating racism in our society, we must first stop teaching this form of overt racism in our schools


Women Rise Up!  is an empowerment organization for low-income women, supporting its leaders in planning and implementing projects aimed at personal wellness and at making change in their community. Women Rise Up! provides a place to come together, where culture and life is respected, and where generations of women pass on knowledge.


logo-defaultYoung Gifted & Black Coalition The Young Gifted and Black Coalition is a circle of young leaders determined to end state violence and raise the voice of communities of color. We are young Black women, queer folks, straight folks and feminist men who are fighting for Black Liberation. Our focus is on the low income Black communities that our core members call home. Our strategy is centered on direct action and community organizing.



Organizations with a White, Anti-Racist Vision