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.
We are proud to announce the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) has named the Hill-Snowdon Foundation their Awardee for Mid-Sized Private Foundation. The NCRP Impact Awards are to honor those foundations that practice “smart, high-impact philanthropic strategies that cultivate meaningful change in communities across the country”.
Each year, NCRP, recognizes four foundations “of all shapes and sizes that are committed to effective philanthropy that empowers and strengthens communities”, based on the criteria set forth by NCRP and through the hundreds of nominations that they receive. Citing the work of two of our grantees in the DC metro region, we are also proud to recognize the achievements of Casa de Maryland and DC Jobs with Justice.
We are honored to receive this designation, and would like to extend a warm congratulations to the other foundations selected:
Ben & Jerry’s Foundation
Awardee for Corporate Foundation
The California Endowment
Awardee for Large Private Foundation
Liberty Hill Foundation
Awardee for Community Foundation
Download Nat’s full speech: NCRP Award Statement.