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.
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.
HSF staff devote at least half of our time to collaborating with our funding colleagues to advance our specific programmatic work and to strengthen the social justice field overall. Over the next three years, HSF will help lead two funder affinity groups that help to advance our work to increase social justice grantmaking in the South (i.e., Grantmakers for Southern Progress) and raise awareness about economic justice issues (i.e., Working Group on Community and Labor Partnerships). Additionally, we will provide leadership in other key funder groups including the Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing, the Social Justice Infrastructure Funders Group, Neighborhood Funders Group and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees.
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