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.
Elizabeth Snowdon Bonner, great-granddaughter of Arthur B. Hill, is the founder of Nusta Spa, a full-service day spa in downtown DC that opened in 2004. In 2010, she brought on a business partner to run the spa’s daily operations and now serves in an advisory capacity on issues of financial management and strategic planning.
Elizabeth’s previous work experience was in corporate communications and investor relations in San Francisco. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where she was named a John W. Rollins Scholar for leadership and academic achievement. From 2003-2009 she served on the Governing Board of her high school alma mater, National Cathedral School.