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.
Carolina Hernandez, Executive Director of Puentes New Orleans, recently shared her inspiring personal story of how Hurricane Katrina led her from a career designing buildings to one designing systems of social support for Latin American immigrants in New Orleans.
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Title: An architect helping to build community and economic prosperity for Latino families
By: Carolina Hernandez, executive director, Puentes New Orleans
Source: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Date: August 14th, 2015