Follen youth may apply for funding from the Sally & Dennis Brown Fund to participate in social justice training programs consistent with UU principles.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis by completing the form located here.  2019_BrownFund_Application_Form-F-2 (2)

For more information please contact Brown Fund Committee members Lisa Snellings, Leslie Stebbins, or Nancy Alloway at You can download a flyer here.

Since 2014, the Brown Fund has provided over $8,000 in funding for youth social justice projects:


  • Isabelle Agee-Jacobson, Harvard Crimson journalism internship
  • FUUY New Orleans Service Trip Whitney Plantation


  • Isa Dray, UUCSJ Activate Boston Climate Justice
  • FUUY Common Cathedral City Reach Homeless Program
  • FUUY New Orleans Service Trip scholarships
  • UU Urban Ministry Roxbury Youth Programs leadership retreat


  • Got Peace Basketball Tournament


  • FUUY Racial & Social Justice Training with Boston Mobilization
  • Riley Hellinger, City School Summer Leadership Program


  • Ben & Jon Current, UUCSJ Mississippi Civil Rights Journey


About the Brown Fund

Dennis and Sally Brown

The Brown Fund was established by the Follen Social Justice Action Team in 2014 to celebrate the many contributions of Sally and Dennis Brown to the social justice work of Follen Community Church over more than 30 years. The Brown Fund provides scholarships to support young people from Follen in learning about social justice issues and processes for effecting change, consistent with the principles of Unitarian Universalism.