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

FEATURED STORIES

Expanding Sanctuary: What Makes a City a Sanctuary Now?

Sanctuary as a concept must evolve and be expanded. It can be a call that unites broad swaths of institutions and civil society if it is based in the belief that collective protection should extend to all communities facing criminalization and persecution and defend against all the agencies that threaten us.

March 14th, 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.

From Protest to Power – Behind the scenes of disruptive social movements

November 8th, 2016|Reports and Case Studies, Understanding Social Movements|

We live in a political era defined by crisis, great promise, and a visible resurgence of popular movements. Strides in economic inequality, criminal justice reforms, and other issues have been made. However, questions on grassroots activism sustaining lasting change, impact, creating successful movement structures, and donors catalyzing movement growth remain. The "From Protest to Power" convening, co-hosted by Ford Foundation and the Solidaire Network, explores these questions through a series of lively and participatory presentations.