Funders for Justice cultivates a culture of accountability in philanthropy, in which we hold ourselves, each other, and our institutions to a high standard. We fortify our members to stand strong when they are confronted for their bold and necessary grant-making. Philanthropy must step up to share in the risk that movements and communities bear. [...]
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A Place to Train Up Leaders and Organizers in Philanthropy. Funders for Justice is a place for trouble-makers and visionary leaders in philanthropy. A place for problem-solvers and catalytic change-makers in philanthropy. A place for the curious committed to manifesting tangible change. A place to learn, support each other, and tell the whole truth [...]
Dear Funders for Justice community, Rejoice! Today, Funders for Justice launches as an independent organization. FFJ is a national network and organizing platform for grant makers, donor networks, and funder affinity groups to mobilize resources to grassroots organizing led by and for folks of color at the intersections of racial justice, gender justice, ending [...]
On Monday, June 8, nearly 700 people gathered on a call co-organized by NFG's Funders for Justice and donor-organizing partners for the Movement for Black Lives to fortify our resolve and commitment to Black lives by ramping up our support to M4BL to the tune of $50M. Reaching this goal would be unprecedented — and would [...]
Dear Donors, Funders, and Resource Mobilizers: The Movement for Black Lives mounted a significant SixNineteen Juneteenth weekend of actions in a matter of weeks. Virtually, over 185,000 people viewed M4BL-TV to celebrate, mourn, and learn. Over 650 in person and online actions took place in cities and communities across the nation, and globally. For context on the strategy [...]
There’s A Call For Healing Justice: How Donors Can Respond When residents in Ferguson, MO, and across the country, were rising up against police violence, systemic racism, and economic injustice in 2014, grassroots organizers put pressure on donors to fund in this critical moment of social change and to do [...]
THE MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES CALLS FOR DEFUNDING THE POLICE TO RELEASE URGENTLY-NEEDED COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO REALIZE REAL PUBLIC SAFETY. A well-known movement quote is, “They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know we were seeds.” Nearly six years ago, we were transformed in Ferguson as thousands took to the streets to protest [...]
Why We Fund The Movement For Black Lives (And Why You Should Too) Eileen Farbman’s 30-year philanthropic journey began with a focus on issues facing women, from domestic violence to human trafficking. As she became closer to the problems and saw families navigate the prison system, she [...]