"GET UP, STAND UP" AWARD FOR BOLD RAPID RESPONSE
Immediately after the 2016 election, the Emergent Fund knew it had to act quickly to mobilize funders to support organizing happening across the country in response to harmful policies coming out of the administration.
The founding partners of Emergent Fund – Solidaire Network, Women Donors Network, Threshold Foundation and the Democracy Alliance – came together to create this rapid response fund to help move quick resources with no strings attached to communities that were, and continue to be, under attack by federal policies and priorities. Keep reading
The Libra Foundation
"CHANGING COURSE" AWARD FOR INCORPORATING FEEDBACK
In 2002, Nicholas and Susan Pritzker, and their children, Regan, Isaac, Joby and Jacob, established The Libra Foundation, a vehicle for social change that was endowed with $33 million and a focus on women’s rights at the outset.
That focus quickly broadened to a domestic human rights lens, making modest grants to organizations working on social justice, drug policy, women’s rights and the environment. Keep reading
Marguerite Casey Foundation
"SMASHING SILOS" AWARD FOR INTERSECTIONAL GRANTMAKING
Since 2001, Marguerite Casey Foundation has nurtured a movement led by low-income families advocating for change by providing substantial long-term grants that cross issues, regions, egos, politics, organizational turf, race and ethnicity.
Families do not experience poverty one issue at a time, but instead face a spectrum of issues. The foundation funds organizations that work on issues across that spectrum, from health care and voting rights to employment and child care. Keep reading
"MOVER AND SHAKER" AWARD FOR BOLD PEER ORGANIZING
We live at a time when false and misleading narratives about people who are immigrants and refugees, Muslims, people of color and Native people – especially those who are women, queer, transgender and/or disabled – are deeply polarizing societies and damaging and sometimes destroying the lives of individuals and communities.
For all of us working toward a just and vibrant society where we can all flourish – where we uphold human dignity, value our diversity and embrace our common humanity – we must help shape narratives about our communities. Keep reading
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