The Hill-Snowdon Foundation, in partnership with the General Service Foundation, is launching the Defending the Dream Fund to provide expedited resources to grassroots organizing groups that are working to protect targeted communities in the Trump era and defend the core principles of equity and justice.
In solidarity with the National Day of Action and Resistance, the Hill-Snowdon Foundation will close its office on May 1st, 2017 – May Day. The Majority is comprised of faith communities, unions, Movement for Black Lives, Mijente and other migrant rights organizations, climate justice groups, indigenous networks, and a spectrum of progressive allies that are coordinating efforts in over 100 cities on May 1st to stand up for justice and equity.
Given our office closure and the work that will be happening on the ground on May 1st, we are extending the deadline for our Defending the Dream Fund from May 1st to May 3rd.
The Making Black Lives Matter Initiative will make $900,000 in grants over the next three years in new grants to Black-led organizations building power in the Black community to make Black Lives Matter. The primary purpose of the grants are to:
Grants will be made to:
We define Black-led organizing groups as groups that:
The reason why Black-led groups are emphasized is in order to facilitate the rebuilding of a Black social change leadership base and pipeline. This can best be achieved through supporting Black leaders in the process of leading organizations, campaigns and through providing supplemental leadership development support. It is also important to work to reverse the historical trend of under-resourcing Black-led groups, particularly Black-led social change groups.
*At this time we do not accept unsolicited LOI’s and will be receiving proposals by invitation only. We strongly encourage organizations to reach out to us so that we may learn more about your work. All emails can be sent to Erin Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.*