What Do Our Times Require? Funders Propose a Philanthropic "Green New Deal"
Last month, more than 150 people crowded into a standing-room-only event in Oakland, California. (A video from the event is available here). Hosted by Justice Funders, which describes itself as “a partner and guide for philanthropy in reimagining practices that advance a thriving and just world,” the convening had a decidedly activist orientation. Speakers and participants were not there to talk about doing charity well, but rather about transforming philanthropy to its core. Click here to read more.
- Libra Foundation Announces Search for New PresidentThe Libra Foundation and Tao Rising LLC announced today that they are seeking a passionate, relationship-oriented, and values-aligned leader to serve as President. Review the full job description and application details. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 8, 2024 by 5 p.m. PT. Read the full position posting here.
- DFF Announces Recommitment to Racial Justice Groups and $35.5 Million More in FundingThree years after its founding in 2020, the Democracy Frontlines Fund (DFF) announced that the initiative’s urgently needed support for racial justice organizing will be extended by three more years. $35.5 million in additional funding has been committed by a group of 14 funders.
- Don’t Just Listen, Act: Our Journey to Funding Wellness Grants2020 was a year of momentous and heavy challenges, for us and for our grantee partners. We were caught up in an historic moment, trying to grapple with multiple crises affecting the communities we serve. Racial justice uprisings, COVID, the struggle for democracy. Day to day, we tried to figure out how to support them and hear their concerns. We asked our grantee partners: what more could we do to help alleviate these extra burdens?
- Hey, Philanthropy: Division Isn’t Our Biggest ProblemMany foundation leaders believe division and incivility are the biggest problems afflicting democracy. Libra’s Crystal Hayling makes the case that some bridges should not be built and that redressing injustice requires agitation. Read More.