We’re a national network of funders increasing resources to grassroots organizations addressing the intersection of racial justice, gender justice, community safety, and policing.

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No Pride in Deportation: From Vice to ICE Toolkit

BreakOUT! and NOWCRJ’s Congress of Day Laborers recently released the Vice to ICE Toolkit, a resource on organizing across intersections of identities, including race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, country of origin, and language.

June 30th, 2017|

No more fake budgets?! Exploring Equity-Based Approaches to Financial Review

By Iris Garcia, Grants Manager at Akonadi Foundation

Over the past 17 years, Akonadi Foundation has been seeking out ways to align their internal systems and practices with their racial justice values. Adopting Financial Health Indicators as a tool helped Akonadi Foundation be in conversation with grantees about their financial goals and reduce grantee burden in the grantmaking process. This article explains how this transition embodies Akonadi Foundation's values.

April 1st, 2017|
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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RESOURCES FOR PHILANTHROPY

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Funders: Let’s Stop Fixating on Our Issues and Start Supporting Our Values

March 13th, 2017|Analysis, Philanthropy Takes a Stand|

In this moment, we need all of our leaders across so many movements that are building power for marginalized communities to be supported in ways that allow them to show up and be whole in their work. We can approach our grantmaking from a broader perspective of the values that guide us, to show up together and in solidarity.

Our cynicism will not build a movement. Collaboration will.

March 13th, 2017|Analysis, Understanding Social Movements|

No one is safe from the transition this country is undergoing. The period that we have entered is unlike anything that any of us has ever seen before. We will need to build a movement across divides of class, race, gender, age, documentation, religion and disability. Building a movement requires reaching out beyond the people who agree with you. Simply said, we need each other, and we need leadership and strategy.