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

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

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?

Making Change: How Social Movements Work – and How to Support Them

Social movements are a hidden underpinning of the American story. This report seeks to provide a guidepost to both funders and the field by detailing what makes for a successful social movement, what capacities need to be developed, and what funding opportunities might exist.

2020-12-09T18:35:03-05:00November 8, 2016|Analysis, Reports and Case Studies, Understanding Social Movements|Comments Off on Making Change: How Social Movements Work – and How to Support Them

From Protest to Power – Behind the scenes of disruptive 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.

2017-03-07T23:51:24-05:00November 8, 2016|Reports and Case Studies, Understanding Social Movements|Comments Off on From Protest to Power – Behind the scenes of disruptive social movements

Living Resource Systems: A New Approach for Supporting Movement Networks

Funding must fit the movement cycle and timing is critical. Healthy movements have cycles, and the needs of a thriving, expanding movement change dramatically and rapidly. However, these shifts are neither unpredictable nor random. Funders must be able to anticipate these shifts and be able to respond with agility in order to be most effective.

2021-09-19T23:22:30-04:00November 1, 2016|Analysis, Reports and Case Studies, Resources, Understanding Social Movements|Comments Off on Living Resource Systems: A New Approach for Supporting Movement Networks
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