In Troubled Times, Here Are Four Funders Standing With Vulnerable Communities

Of the 2017 awardees, there’s one in particular that we’ve been following pretty closely—Mark Ruffalo’s The Solutions Project, which grew from a celebrity’s passion to a full-blown change maker challenging the philanthropic status quo.

NCRP awarded Solutions this year primarily for its early and influential support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline. It was one of a small set of funders involved in the early days of the demonstrations, supporting the movement’s growth and connecting other funders that sought to help.

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