We’re a national network and organizing platform of funders increasing resources to BIPOC grassroots organizations working at the intersections of racial justice, gender justice, ending criminalization, and building models for community safety & justice.
Eroding Power of Police Unions
In Support of M4BL
FFJ Leadership in Action
Movement Advisor Discussion Series Highlight: Mary Hooks
Next up in FFJ’s series of interviews with our Advisors: Mary Hooks, former 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.
“As funders we can do more together, and only when we follow the lead of movements. We have a moral imperative to collaborate and robustly support frontline organizations advancing racial justice.”
Manuela Arciniegas – Former Andrus Family Fund and Former Co-Chair of Funders for Justice
“In this moment of unprecedented division and violence, it is now more necessary than ever to build authentic and long-lasting relationships between funders and organizers.”
Jennie Agmi – Libra Foundation & Co-lead of FFJ’s “me too.” in Philanthropy Strategy Group
“FFJ has created a space for me to not only connect with colleagues with a vast array of experiences from all parts of the country, but it also became a safe space for me to process and talk out loud some of the things that I struggle with.”
Sandy Chiang – The California Endowment, and Co-lead of FFJ’s Police Unions Strategy Group
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FFJ lifts up funding needs and opportunities directly from grassroots organizations, and helps connect its members to partnership opportunities with peer funders. We host a number of program areas for our members to get involved in.
Resources, Toolkits & Reports
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.
The Mandate: A Call and Response from Black Lives Matter Atlanta
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.
More is required of us
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.