Individual Donor Brief:
The Case for Funding in the South
Investing in the South is essential if we want to win a better future for all. The South is home to more than one-third of the country’s population, including many of its fastest growing cities and regions.
The South is also the proving ground for some of the nation’s most regressive public policies. In the Midwest, wages are too low to support working families because of anti-labor legislation exported from Southern states. The policies and practices of the Jim Crow-era South have been adapted to harass immigrants in the Southwest. Anti-abortion laws passed in the South are aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade.
Individual philanthropists have the opportunity to fuel new movements born in the South that can transform the nation.