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Police Shootings Since Ferguson Put Foundations to the Test

By Drew Lindsa, Chronicle of Philanthropy July 19, 2016 In mid-April, a police-reform task force appointed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivered a handsome 183-page report, its cover adorned with photos of city residents and [...]

July 19th, 2016|

Enough

Headwaters Foundation for Justice mourns the death of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop by a St. Anthony police officer. And we cry, “enough.”

July 7th, 2016|

Statement: Do Not Militarize Our Mourning: Orlando and the Ongoing Tragedy Against LGBTSTGNC POC

It is more important than ever that we reject increased militarization at home and abroad. It is more important than ever that we uplift the experiences, politics, and movements of Black, Indigenous, and Latinx queer and trans people fighting for self-determination of our bodies, homes, neighborhoods, clubs, and lands.

June 15th, 2016|
Learn about opportunities for funders to support organizing at the intersection of police accountability and racial justice.

FUNDING NEEDS AND OPPORTUNITIES

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A Message From FFJ Leadership: In Solidarity With Chicago & Minneapolis

March 9th, 2016|

While the shooting in Minneapolis is in itself an abhorrent act, we see it as part of escalating harassment and violence against social movements and social inclusion. Such a trend of activities are abhorrent but not surprising. What is in fact most concerning is the virtual silence by government institutions and leaders. The failure of government agencies to take action reveals a severe lack of accountability to the people.

Feature: Freedom Inc.’s Creative Response to the Criminalization of Black Communities in Madison, Wisconsin

March 9th, 2016|

FI works at the intersection of prison abolition, LGBT rights, education rights, and reproductive justice. FI aims to challenge the fundamental root causes of violence through leadership development and community organizing in Black and Southeast Asian, particularly Hmong communities in Madison.

Headwaters Foundation for Justice Launches Emergency Fund For Black Lives

December 10th, 2015|

...to provide grants to Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC). These two groups have inspired, mobilized, and supported hundreds of community members to call out and change police violence against people of color.

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RESOURCES FOR PHILANTHROPY

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As We #SayHerName, 7 Policy Paths to Stop Police Violence Against Black Girls and Women

May 19th, 2016|

Of course, changing police policies is not a panacea to police violence against Black girls, women and gender nonconforming people. In order to to strike at the root of the issue, we need to transform our responses to poverty, violence and mental health crises in ways that center the safety and humanity of Black women and our communities. Still, taking action in these seven areas would go a long way to reducing harm while we work toward deeper systemic change.

From Grievance to Governance: 8 Features of Transformative Campaigns

May 4th, 2016|

By Jodeen Olguín-Tayler, Let's Talk: At the Heart of Movement-Building - A Blog of the Movement Strategy Center January 26, 2016 One morning last December, I found myself at the Ford Foundation watching Anna Galland, [...]

Chicago Has Spent Half a Billion Dollars on Police Brutality Cases—And It’s Impoverishing the Victims’ Communities

March 11th, 2016|

Settlement generally come out of city budgets, not police budgets, and in Chicago these payouts compound the city’s financial distress, leaving less money for public services and forcing cuts.

Grantmakers for Girls of Color

March 9th, 2016|

Fostering Shared Learning and Collaboration. Grantmakers for Girls of Color brings together the latest research, data, news, and insights to promote collective strategizing and partnership across philanthropy. This growing collection of resources captures new knowledge [...]

Unjust: How the Broken Criminal Justice System Fails LGBT People

March 1st, 2016|

[This report] documents how pervasive stigma and discrimination, biased enforcement of laws, and discriminatory policing strategies mean that LGBT people are disproportionately likely to interact with law enforcement and to have their lives criminalized.

Making Black Lives Matter Initiative Website Launch

March 1st, 2016|

The Making Black Lives Matter Initiative site will provide background on Hill-Snowdon’s MBLM Initiative that is focused on supporting Black-led organizing in order to help revitalize and strengthen the institutional and political power of the Black community. The website describes Foundation’s framework for supporting Black communities to develop the power necessary for them to thrive and introduces the Black Social Change Funders Network as a vehicle to help philanthropy better coordinate its efforts to achieve social change in the Black community.