Divest from Police, Invest in Communities Over the past year, the murders of Nina Pop, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Walter Wallace, and countless others have made increasingly clear what we already know, and what organizations such as M4BL and others continue to demand across the country: we must defund police, divest from [...]
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By Maisha Quint, Libra Foundation; Cindy Alvarado, The Simmons Foundation; Claribel Vidal, Ford Foundation, members of FFJ's Healing Justice Strategy Group July 16, 2020 As we witness the ongoing health and economic crisis of the pandemic of COVID-19, and the simultaneous murders [...]
MAY 29, 2020 Say Their Names: Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Dion Johnson Abaca Press/Sipa USA/Newscom This piece was written by NFG's Funders for Justice program leadership. We say their names: Breonna Taylor in Louisville, KY, George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, Ahmaud Arbery in Glynn County, GA, Tony McDade in Tallahassee, [...]
by Cara Page & Eesha Pandit March 25, 2020 The essay below was written by Cara Page and Eesha Pandit, who are part of the Funders for Justice community, and urges us to hold this moment for movement & philanthropists [...]
On July 13, 2016, members of Black Lives Matter Atlanta (BLM ATL) organized civil disobedience to amplify the call for long standing local demands in light of the police killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and Jerry Williams.
This special collection includes research from nonprofits, foundations, and university based research centers, who have not only described and documented the issue but who also provide much-needed recommendations for addressing this chronic and tragic problem.
Today, I raise the question for philanthropy, particularly for white and non-black people of color donors and foundation staff: what more is required of us to advance racial justice? It is a question I have been grappling with as a biracial Sri Lankan/white American working in philanthropy.
Are you a funder - grantmaker, affinity group, or donor - looking to find out how to best support community organizing and protests against criminalization and for black lives? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In cities hit by such crises, one wing of philanthropy is often at the center of reform and policy efforts, while another is supporting activists applying pressure from outside the process. The two sides don’t always work in isolation; some grant makers back both approaches. Still, there are tensions over strategy and tactics, and questions about philanthropy’s proper role in the push for change.
WeCopwatch, a national Copwatch group dedicated to educating the public and community groups impacted by police violence about their rights when stopped by law enforcement, and how to safely and effectively document police interactions with the public. WeCopwatch created a First Responders group in St. Louis that is tasked with deploying to police shootings, documenting [...]