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.
The Hill-Snowdon Foundation is pleased to present our Strategic Plan for 2012-2015. The purpose of this document is to provide an integrated understanding of HSF’s Theory of Change, programmatic work (grantmaking and leveraging) and our communications and financial infrastructure. We have not made sweeping programmatic changes, but rather have decided to deepen our commitment to our work by sharpening our focus in each of the programmatic areas. We look forward to continuing to work with our grassroots and funder partners to help create a more fair and just society.
The mission of the Hill Snowdon Foundation is to work with low income families and communities to create a fair and just society. Fundamentally, we are interested in improving the concrete material and social conditions for low income families and communities such that they are thriving. We believe that the most sustainable way of achieving this is for low income families and communities to build the power necessary to move them from the political, economic and social margins of this society. Thus for us, poverty, income inequality and constrained opportunity are indelibly linked to social and political marginalization. Consequently, we have chosen community organizing as our core strategy because it has proven effective at securing concrete material improvements for low income families and communities by decreasing their social and political marginalization.
The Hill-Snowdon Foundation 2012 – 2015 Strategic Plan is available here for download.