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Apr 11, 2024

Funding for Trans Communities To Thrive

The multiple polycrises of our time continue to disproportionately impact trans, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary communities of color.

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May 9, 2024

Investing in Power Building to Achieve a Multiracial Democracy

As we face the stinging backlash to progress and concerted efforts to challenge the movement for greater equity and inclusion, a new generation of organizers and leaders are defending these wins and building the power of communities to dismantle systems of oppression.  

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Apr 25, 2024

How Youth-Participatory Grantmaking is Transforming Philanthropy 

To truly strengthen our democracy for the long-term, funders need to hear directly from young people and youth organizing staff and follow their lead to deeply invest in the ecosystem that builds political home and collective agency for us. 

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Feb 13, 2024

How Philanthropy Can Preserve Affordable Housing and Keep Residents in their Homes

Philanthropy brings a special appetite for innovation and has the capacity for greater risk-taking – and those stances are needed at this moment to preserve affordable housing. When affordable housing is destroyed – through neglect and disinvestment, demolition, increased rents - people lose their homes, neighborhoods lose community, and the region becomes a more congested and less interesting place. 

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Jan 29, 2024

The Philanthropic Paradox: Putting Perpetuity over Humanity

Philanthropy is full of paradoxes that hold us back. As we enter 2024, one of the most troubling philanthropic paradoxes is emerging across the field. Foundations tend to retreat when they are needed the most.  Why? Because foundations are taught to value perpetuity above our collective humanity.   


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Aug 3, 2023

Mic Drop: Resourcing the Long Arc of Trans Liberation

Trans leaders need the spaciousness–many of us understand to be provided by sufficient resourcing–to be able to dream even bigger. As funders, we must understand, now is not the time to center our individual agendas; we cannot focus on single program areas, issues, and strategies, or tepid expansion of portfolios.

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Jun 15, 2023

Mic Drop: How Philanthropy Can Double Down on Black Liberation

And as we celebrate Juneteenth on June 19, we know that autonomy and sovereignty are essential to building Black power.

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Apr 18, 2023

Mic Drop | Reparations: How Philanthropy Can Build A Culture of Repair

In the kickoff of out Mic Drop Series, hear from Aria Florant on philanthropy's role in reparations.