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.
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.
Funder Partners & Affinity Groups