Groundswell Fund Receives National “Smashing Silos” Award
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy Announces 2017 Award Recipients
We’re proud to announce that we’ve been selected by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy for the 2017 Impact Awards! In September, we’ll join the rest of the Impact Award grantees in New Orleans at the CHANGE Philanthropy Unity Summit to receive the “Smashing Silos” Award for intersectional grantmaking!
We’re honored that NCRP recognizes the importance of centering leaders and organizations on the front lines of grassroots organizing that is busting silos and building solidarity. The “Smashing Silos” Award celebrates the value of our approach in prioritizing women of color, low-income women and transgender people who are closest to the systemic social, economic, and environmental challenges our movements for justice and liberation are trying to solve.
Groundswell invests in grassroots organizing that advances policy and systems change; that cuts across race, class, gender, and sexuality; and that uses brave and innovative strategies informed from the ground up by directly impacted communities. This multi-issue, multi-identity solidarity approach has always been critical but is even more so now on a political terrain where millions of newly activated people are looking to plug into organizations to make a change. We believe that our role, and the role of our philanthropic partners, includes steady and substantial funding so that these organizations can build even more capacity to help develop these new leaders into life-long champions, advocates, and organizers for our causes.
Thank YOU for your ongoing support of our work. We hope that you will continue to unite with us and our grantee partners to build a movement that is bold enough to challenge power, strong enough to win, and broad enough to leave no one behind.