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 Staff Assistant, Erin Morris is responsible for administrative and programmatic support to all HSF staff, website development, and providing support to the numerous funders forums and working groups in which HSF takes a leadership role.
Prior to joining the Hill-Snowdon Foundation staff, Erin worked as a freelance graphic designer and personal assistant, before serving as Project Coordinator and then Business Operations Manager at Nusta Spa, a full-service day spa in downtown DC where she was responsible for handling the day-to-day operations. She spent a year living at the beach before returning back to Washington, DC in 2011.
Erin was born in South Korea and currently resides in Maryland. She received her B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Salisbury University while dabbling in glassblowing and printmaking on the side.