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.
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.