Funders for Justice2020-12-08T22:58:00+00:00

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


Divest from Police, Invest in Communities

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 carceral systems, and invest in safety for our communities. As funders and resource organizers, we must get up to [...]

Healing Justice Guidance to Philanthropy During COVID-19, the Uprisings, and Beyond

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 and violence by the state and White nationalists, and the glaring role of ableism in our nation, we must [...]

Say Their Names: Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Dion Johnson

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, FL, Dion Johnso in Phoenix, AZ. Black Lives Matter, today and every day. Fund Black lives, Black futures, Black [...]

Our Work Today: A Statement from FFJ Leadership

It is important for us to understand as funders, that this current backlash by white nationalist is a direct measure of our successes in local communities around the nation. Now more than ever, philanthropy must double down in its support to those explicitly addressing racism, white supremacy, and white nationalism.

FFJ Advisor Discussion Series Highlight: Mary Hooks

Next up in FFJ’s series of interviews with our Advisors: Mary Hooks, Co-Director of Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and a leader of the National Bail Out. Make sure to check out the new Until Freedom Comes Bail Out Toolkit, from the National Bail Out. We asked Mary to tell us about a recent win on bail reform with the Atlanta city council, what visionary organizing looks like, and what funders can do in this moment.

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