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.
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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