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.
BIG CONGRATS TO THE JOBS TEAM!!!! Washington Interfaith Network has been organizing to make sure that the $3 billion + DC Water Clean Rivers project addresses stormwater pollution, greens our communities and CREATES LOCAL JOBS FOR DC’S UNEMPLOYED RESIDENTS.
Join them on May 20th as they celebrate a great victory when DC Waters’ George Hawkins, DC Mayor Bowser, and the EPA sign a Memorandum of Agreement to allow for an investment $90 million in green infrastructure (rain gardens, green roofs, etc). The green approach will create more jobs than a strictly gray approach (only builds enormous storm tunnels). The MOA also includes a jobs agreement alongside the environmental standards that mandates local hiring, worker training, recruitment and more. The modified agreement will be one of the first in the country to include jobs goals alongside environmental goals.
It is short notice – but….
WHEN: Wed May 20th 9:30 am (they are still firming up the EPA folks schedule so not 100% sure on time)
WHERE: Fort Reno Green Roof – Near Wilson High School/ Near Tenley Town Metro