Discover what social movements need from grantmakers and donors to help secure a fairer and more just society
Social movements are key ingredients in long-term positive change. They are essential to improving lives, outcomes and opportunities in our communities, especially those who are marginalized.
Grantmakers played a critical role in the Civil Rights Movement, marriage equality, health care reform and others.
What is a movement?
“While there is no formula for a social movement, they usually share a few features. It involves people who are mobilized around issues they care about, and who share a powerful vision about what is wrong with society and how it can be improved. These people are engaged in diverse activities that are not under any one leader’s control, and that lead to a change in attitudes, practices and public policy.”
— Jean Hardisty and Deepak Bhargava
“Wrong about the Right” in The Nation
The Movement Investment Project is a multi-year initiative that provides resources and support to help grantmakers and donors become more strategic and effective partners to social movements playing a critical role in our national debates.
The initiative also works to support movement organizations in making a compelling for more and better support from current and prospective funders.
New: The State of Foundation Funding for the Pro-Immigrant Movement