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A Year Ago, 12 Funders Committed to Support Racial Justice. Here’s What We’re Learning
Inside Philanthropy, by Crystal Hayling
In her latest article, Crystal Hayling, Executive Director of The Libra Foundation, shares the significance and impact of the Democracy Frontlines Fund funder learning community. DFF brought together 12 funders committed to supporting racial justice.
Read more about what they’re learning here.
How Funding Intermediaries Fuels Social Change
by Angie Chen
Movements for justice are inextricably linked. Some in philanthropy tend to put issues in boxes, but doing that can perpetuate false solutions and lift up some while hurting others. For generations, activists across issue areas have worked together in formal and informal networks and coalitions, in solidarity against structural oppression. The message funders are hearing from grantee partners is loud and clear: one, move money to groups led by and for people who are disproportionately harmed (mostly low-income communities of color), two, do so in trusting relationships, and three, cut all the unnecessary red tape, fast.
Advancing Social Justice
The Libra Foundation supports social justice movements that focus on transforming the criminal justice system, environmental and climate justice, and gender justice.
Meet Our Grantee Partners
The Libra team’s guiding principle is that those who are closest to the issues understand those issues the best. This means low-income communities of color building power from the ground up, engaging their local communities, and building strong national/transnational networks.
Founded in 2013, BYP100 is a member-based organization of Black youth activists creating justice and freedom for all Black people.
The State Voices network is a multiracial, multiethnic and multicultural community of advocates, activists, and organizers committed to building people power to transform the lives of our communities — especially those who experience oppression.
We believe that all people are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms, and have a right to live in a healthy environment and in peaceful, just, and equitable societies. Promoting these human rights is the highest purpose we can envision for the grantmaking of