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.
Hill-Snowdon Foundation Commemorates Anniversary
To commemorate its 50th anniversary since its founding, 10th anniversary of its strategic grantmaking program, and 5th anniversary of becoming an independent, staffed family foundation, the Hill-Snowdon Foundation has documented its experiences in Values to Vision to Action: The Hill-Snowdon Foundation Journey.
It tells the story of one small family foundation’s transformation from charity check-writing around the kitchen table to an organization that is known nationally for leadership in the social justice arena. Hill-Snowdon Foundation is pleased to share its experiences and lessons learned throughout this transformation with the hope that they may be informative for other family foundations that want to know how to leverage their dollars for more impact, how to work with grantees as true partners, and how to maintain the family’s engagement while also practicing strategic grantmaking.