Highlander's PAR Institute

About Highlander & the Partner Organizations

The PAR Institute is a project of Highlander Research & Education Center. Regranting partners will enable Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and low-income artists to implement projects and develop narratives that imagine and test more-equitable systems across a variety of sectors, including: agriculture and food, economic development, education, health, housing, immigration, public safety, transportation, and workforce development. 
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HQ in Atlanta GA
​Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in community, place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression – everywhere.


HQ in New Orleans
NPN is a network rather than just an association or service organization. By cultivating long-term relationships and promoting cultural equity, we seek to build a collaborative, non-hierarchical ecosystem based on racial and cultural justice.


HQ in Detroit
The Transforming Power Fund (TPF) is a Detroit-based social justice fund committed to transformative systems change. 
Through community-led grantmaking and donor organizing,TPF aims to model a more equitable approach to traditional philanthropy. TPF is rooted in the values of inclusion, equity, justice (racial, economic, gender, disability, environmental), personal transformation, structural transformation, intergenerational relationships, cooperation, collaboration, continual learning, creativity, audacity, healing, and working across boundaries.