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.
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.