Foundation for Louisiana
"MOVER AND SHAKER" AWARD FOR BOLD PEER ORGANIZING
For much of its 12-year existence, Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) has centered inclusive engagement and equitable outcomes in all its work. One of the best expressions of these values has been the relationships and partnerships in and through philanthropy that provide the financial, strategic and leadership resources necessary to grow the field’s capacity in this way. Keep reading
"SMASHING SILOS" AWARD FOR INTERSECTIONAL GRANTMAKING
We invest in grassroots organizing that advances policy and systems change; that cuts across race, class, gender and sexuality; and that uses brave and innovative strategies informed from the ground up by communities directly impacted. This multi-issue, multi-identity solidarity approach has always been critical but is even more so now amidst a political terrain where millions of newly activated people are looking to plug-in to organizations to make a change. Keep reading
Meyer Memorial Trust
"CHANGING COURSE" AWARD FOR INCORPORATING FEEDBACK
A few years into a journey driven by stakeholder input, Meyer refocused its grantmaking in four areas where it might have the greatest impact: housing, education, the environment and Oregon’s diverse communities.
Meyer pledged, beyond funding programs, to use the foundation’s voice to advocate for change and convene across the sector. Meyer also laid out a bold equity and inclusion statement that begins, “Our goal is to make equity as much a part of our everyday operations as it is a part of Meyer Memorial Trust’s mission … we can’t get there without equity.” Keep reading
"GET UP, STAND UP" AWARD FOR RAPID RESPONSE
Solutions Project believes that clean energy is a civil rights issue. So from the earliest rumblings of a resistance forming in North Dakota, it stood at the ready to support indigenous leadership working tirelessly to block the Dakota Access Pipeline.
In the spring of 2016, Solutions Project first leveraged its Fighter Fund to support a gathering of tribal leaders brought together by the Indigenous Environmental Network to plot to stop the dirty energy infrastructure and support a just transition to a clean, regenerative economy. Keep reading
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