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 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|

HIV is not a crime! (except in 32 states and 72 countries)

By John Barnes, Executive Director, Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA)

HIV is a crime in 32 US states and 72 countries around the world. Ironically, the only defense against many of these laws is not knowing your HIV status. Most people with HIV are unaware of their level of vulnerability to criminal charges, and, due to a lack of funding to address these challenges, combatting HIV criminalization is not high on many advocates agendas. A key theme in recent HIV-related philanthropy addressing criminalization includes advocacy and capacity building for impacted populations.

March 30th, 2017|
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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.