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.
Margot Snowdon, granddaughter of Arthur B. Hill, is the retired founder and director of the Yoga Room in Jackson, Wyoming. Margot studied at the Iyengar Institute in San Francisco, California, as well as the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India and was a certified Iyengar teacher. In 1997, she began in-depth study with John Friend and became a certified Anusara Teacher and Teacher Trainer in 2000. The Yoga Room was founded in 1985 as the first yoga center in Jackson Hole and became a dedicated Anusara Yoga studio in 2002.
Margot received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.S. in Education from the University of Wisconsin. She formerly worked in the field of Special Needs Education both at Boston College and in the greater Boston region. Beyond the Hill-Snowdon Foundation, her current philanthropic focus is on partnering with organizations in her home community of Jackson Hole, Wyoming which address health care, affordable housing, women’s and/or environmental issues. In addition, Margot maintains an active involvement with horses, skiing and mountaineering.