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.
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.