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Funding the South: The path forward starts with trust

Written by: Allistair Mallillin

Date: August 21, 2018

From the time I started in philanthropy, I have been on a mission to drive more resources (financial and non-financial) to grassroots organizations led by those most impacted by injustices. Groups like Grantmakers for Southern Progress… Read More

Rapid-response support is important, but immigration funders must also invest in shifting culture

Written by: Rev. Ryan M. Eller

Date: August 09, 2018

Recent headlines have been filled with stories of families that are separated at the border and asylum-seekers who are treated like criminals. For weeks, organizations have been in rapid-response mode, sending people to the border to… Read More

Conversion foundations can do more to advance advocacy and structural change

Written by: Allen Smart

Date: July 19, 2018

As someone with longtime philanthropic interests in the South, I want to recognize the singular achievement of the As the South Grows series. Nothing in recent memory has as accurately captured the voices of local southerners… Read More

A chance to do it differently: Four ways to change grantmaking in the South

Written by: Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

Date: July 11, 2018

Any Southern organizer knows the feeling of being assessed by funding criteria developed in the sterile conditions of a foundation boardroom. It’s not unlike the feeling of being in the cramped quarters of a doctor’s office,… Read More

If our love has gone cold, it’s time to light the fire

Written by: Aracely Melendez

Date: June 26, 2018

Editor's note: To read in this post in Spanish, please click here. Para leer este artículo en español, haz clic aquí. We’ve gotten overwhelmed. Constant catastrophic news, from climate change to national politics, has given us thick… Read More

The South: Excluded no more!

Written by: Edgar Villanueva

Date: June 21, 2018

While working on my forthcoming book, Decolonizing Wealth (release date Oct. 16), I have been energized by the As the South Grows series. I write about communities that have been excluded from philanthropy like those featured… Read More


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