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Report – Freedom to Thrive: Reimagining Safety & Security in Our Communities

This new report examines the budgets of 12 city and county governments that reveals the extent to which local jurisdictions pour money into policing and incarceration, at the expense of community safety priorities such as infrastructure and social safety net programs.

2021-04-13T17:09:50-04:00August 8, 2017|Analysis, Featured, Reports and Case Studies|Comments Off on Report – Freedom to Thrive: Reimagining Safety & Security in Our Communities

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.

2021-05-10T19:09:57-04:00June 30, 2017|Criminalization of Communities of Color, Featured, Field Report, Reports and Case Studies, Resources|Comments Off on No Pride in Deportation: From Vice to ICE Toolkit

For Philanthropy, Time to Double Down to End Injustice

Foundations and other nonprofits are grappling with the consequences of change for our collective future, especially as we have witnessed how deep a grip misogyny and racism hold over America. Today, amid a resurgence of hate speech and violence, the work of transforming our broken systems is more urgent than ever. It is imperative that we maintain the momentum of the last few years, trusting our grantees and rejecting calls for micromanagement as a form of risk management.

2020-12-09T18:32:06-05:00April 13, 2017|Philanthropy Takes a Stand|Comments Off on For Philanthropy, Time to Double Down to End Injustice

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

For the past three years we have not requested budgets from our grantee cohort. Rather, we have analyzed their financial data from 990s that we download directly from Guidestar and have used this analysis to engage in conversation with our partners about their financial position.

2020-11-25T17:07:53-05:00April 1, 2017|Philanthropy Takes a Stand, Reports and Case Studies|Comments Off on No more fake budgets?! Exploring Equity-Based Approaches to Financial Review

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

Ironically, the only defense against many of these laws is not knowing your HIV status, which provides a huge disincentive to the public health priority of getting people at risk tested.

2020-11-23T16:42:40-05:00March 30, 2017|Criminalization of Communities of Color, Philanthropy Takes a Stand|Comments Off on HIV is not a crime! (except in 32 states and 72 countries)

The $3.4 Trillion Mistake: The Cost of Mass Incarceration and Criminalization, and How Justice Reinvestment Can Build a Better Future for All

This report details how the U.S.’s misguided criminal justice policies wasted $3.4 trillion over the last three decades that could have instead been used to more effectively address the root causes of crime and meet critical community needs.

2020-11-11T20:57:30-05:00March 17, 2017|Field Report, Reports and Case Studies|Comments Off on The $3.4 Trillion Mistake: The Cost of Mass Incarceration and Criminalization, and How Justice Reinvestment Can Build a Better Future for All

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.

2020-11-11T20:57:04-05:00March 14, 2017|Criminalization of Communities of Color, Reports and Case Studies|Comments Off on Expanding Sanctuary: What Makes a City a Sanctuary Now?

The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change

The Black Social Change Funders Network presents "The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change" as a charge to inspire sustained commitment to strengthen and expand the infrastructure for Black-led social, institutional and political power in the U.S.

2020-11-11T20:54:49-05:00March 14, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change

8 Lessons from Our Southern Grantees in the Fight for Equity and Justice

[The LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund] focuses on the South because of the many powerful multi-issue organizations poised to make an impact on racial justice and LGBTQ rights there and because of how under-resourced the region is philanthropically. And, as Southern racial justice and LGBTQ rights organizers are pointing out to us now, they know how to fight against right-wing repression. We have been listening carefully to our cohort of brilliant and brave movement-building grantees, and I’m eager to share that we’ve heard.

2020-11-11T20:54:30-05:00March 13, 2017|Philanthropy Takes a Stand, Understanding Social Movements|Comments Off on 8 Lessons from Our Southern Grantees in the Fight for Equity and Justice
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