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