The Defending the Dream Fund partnership, made up of the Hill-Snowdon Foundation, General Service Foundation and other partners, came together this spring to support grassroots organizing in under-resourced areas to protect targeted communities, resist the draconian and destructive policies of the Trump era and work towards a hopeful dream of a just, equitable and caring society.
We are very excited to announce the 19 organizations selected in the first round of grants.
In response to this unique moment and opportunity, the Hill-Snowdon Foundation has developed the Making Black Lives Matter Initiative (MBLM), a three year grantmaking and strategic co-funding initiative that seeks to maximize this historic moment to begin building long term institutional and political power for Black social change and racial justice.
We wanted to share with you all that Nat Williams, Executive Director of the Hill-Snowdon Foundation, recently spoke on WPFW, ARISE, the other morning about the Making Black Lives Matter Initiative with Gwen McKinney. Gwen is the President and Founder of McKinney & Associates here in DC, and “[a]s the first African American woman-owned firm in the nation’s capital that expressly promotes social justice communications, McKinney & Associates has carved out a singular space in the communications landscape by helping people and causes find their voice”.
We have gotten a lot of great feedback since announcing the initiative and are very excited that Nat has this opportunity to share more about the foundation’s work and goals.
You can listen to a recording of the show here or below.