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.
|Making Black Lives Matter offers some thoughts from, Nat Williams, Executive Director of the Hill-Snowdon Foundation, on how the philanthropic and social justice community might make Black lives matter as an enduring political and social imperative in this country.||Making the Case: Supporting Community Organizing in the Nation’s Capital introduces organizing as an effective strategy for addressing the District’s severe social challenges.|
|Values to Vision to Action: The Hill-Snowdon Foundation Journey chronicles the evolution of the foundation’s transition to social justice philanthropy.||Crossing Boundaries, Connecting Communities: Alliance Building for Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice profiles grassroots organizations that are working effectively across race and ethnicity to win concrete policy reforms.|
|Social Justice Organizing in the U.S. South presents findings from a scan of 6 states to illustrate the region’s growing political importance.|