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.
Ashley Snowdon Blanchard, great-granddaughter of Arthur B. Hill, is Associate Director of Philanthropy at TCC Group, where she works with nonprofit organizations and foundations on strategic planning, program design and organizational development. In addition to HSF, Ashley was previously the co-chair of the Board of the Ms. Foundation for Women and was the founding co-chair of the Council on Foundation’s Next Generation Task Force.
Ashley received a B.A. from Stanford University and a Masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, where she concentrated her studies on social welfare policy and nonprofit management. After a brief stint in Seattle, Ashley is soon to be back to living in New York City!