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.
Andrew Snowdon, great-grandson of Arthur B. Hill, serves as a Senior Attorney Advisor in the General Council’s Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Formerly, Andrew worked at the law firm of Dickstein Shapiro, where he was Of Counsel in the Public Policy and State Attorneys General Practices. Before going into private practice, Andrew served as Counsel to the House Energy Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations; Associate Director, Division of Market Regulation at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; Senior Counsel, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement; and Special Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. He clerked for the Hon. Henry C. Morgan, Jr. in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Andrew holds a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School. Andrew lives with his wife, Mary, and two children, Matt (14) and Abby (9), in Annapolis, MD.