Groundswell Fund’s Vanessa Daniel in conversation with Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and the Decolonizing Wealth project on dismantling white supremacy in philanthropy.
“Inviting people of color into structures in which we are accountable, not to our own communities, but to white millionaires and billionaires who have the power to hire and fire us, to take our ideas under advisement when they make their decisions, is not actually an invitation into power.”
The way to freedom for all people is to follow – and fund – those who know the way. That’s why we’re working to move $100M to grassroots organizing led by women of color and transgender and gender non-conforming people of color.
Groundswell provides an essential irrigation system for social justice movements – a channel into which individual donors and foundations can pour resources to reach vital work at the grassroots. See who designed and who has endorsed Groundswell’s new Blueprints.
The Catalyst Fund uses donor outreach and matching grants to leverage and direct new resources to organizations that are led by women of color, low-income women, and transgender people and building an organized grassroots base of support for RJ.
Supports Black transgender, gender non-conforming (TGNC), and non-binary communities to build power towards collective liberation. BTF seeks to address the lack of funding for Black trans communities in the U.S. through direct grantmaking, capacity building support, and funder organizing to transform philanthropy.
Supports organizing advocacy, and direct service delivery efforts to make high-quality midwifery and doula care and training accessible to women of color and low-income women: a key strategy in addressing alarming rates of poor infant and maternal health outcomes in communities of color.
Provides the philanthropic community with a vehicle for deploying resources quickly and strategically to Reproductive Justice and social justice organizations during unexpected and critical campaign fights and key opportunities.