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.
As Director of Finance and Administration, Christine Harris is responsible for administration of grants, finances, payroll and benefits, as well as implementation and management of office procedures, systems, and technology. Christine received her B.A. in political science from Drew University and her M.B.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management from Boston University.
Prior to joining the Hill-Snowdon Foundation staff in September 2004, Christine served as Senior Project Manager for the law firm of Powers, Pyles, Sutter and Verville where she consulted to several nonprofit clients on matters of operations, membership, fundraising and government relations. In this role, she also held the position of Vice President of Operations for HalfthePlanet Foundation. Christine’s other past positions include Administrator, Melville Charitable Trust/The Philanthropic Initiative; Director of Administration, Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research; Director of External Affairs, VSA Arts; and Executive Assistant, United Cerebral Palsy Associations.