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VIDEO: Vanessa Daniel – Speaks at She the People

Watch our Executive Director, Vanessa Daniel rock the crowd at She the People. We come from a generation that is done sitting in the passenger seat...we are going to take the keys. #ShethePeople18 .

4 Ways Funders Can Stop Putting Raisins in the Potato Salad

The Gentrification of Movements: 4 Ways Funders Can Stop Putting Raisins in the Potato Salad Last year my family moved to Tacoma, Washington, after 17 years of living in Oakland, California. The decision to move was a heart-wrenching one. My partner and I had spent our entire adult lives in Oakland. We’d built a vibrant [...]

“Using Our Power” part of “Liberate Philanthropy,” blog series for Bay Area Justice Funders

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker One of the great ironies of philanthropy, a field with tremendous positional power, is that so many people working within it are convinced that they have no power at all. It is practically tradition for new [...]

VIDEO: #SeeUsLiftUsFundUs Vanessa Daniel’s speech at 2018 United State of Women Summit

#SeeUsLiftUsFundUs Vanessa Daniel's speech at 2018 United State of Women Summit Women of color are shining a light on the path to freedom for all of us. #USOW2018 #USOW18 #SeeUsLiftUsFundUs Women are in the majority, women of color are in the lead and Black women are at the vanguard. #UnitedStateofWomen

Groundswell Announces Liberation Fund Grants: $1.35 Million to Boost Grassroots Organizing Led by Women of Color and Transgender People of Color

Groundswell Announces Liberation Fund Grants: $1.35 Million to Boost Grassroots Organizing Led by Women of Color and Transgender People of Color Fifteen prominent women of color movement leaders team with Groundswell to recommend thirty organizations for Liberation Fund grants “The Liberation Fund will make it easier for donors and funders to identify and resource some [...]

VIDEO: $500,000 for Birth Justice for Women of Color, Low-Income Women, and Transgender People

Groundswell Fund Announces $500,000 for Birth Justice for Women of Color, Low-Income Women, and Transgender People New Video Highlights the Need for Culturally Competent Birthing Services Led by Women of Color and Transgender People Today, Groundswell’s Birth Justice Fund - the only fund in the country dedicated to making midwifery and doula care and training [...]

Xiomara Corpeño: Fascism Grows As Trans People Lose Human Rights

Fascism Grows As Trans People Lose Human Rights Photo via TransLatin@ Coalition Opinion | Philanthropy Women by Xiomara Corpeño Capacity Building Director Several weeks ago, I woke up to the sound of my mother’s TV broadcasting the local morning news. “Breaking News! President Trump has reinstated a ban on Transgender troops this morning.” The White [...]

America Is Burning: White people in philanthropy, what is your move?

America Is Burning White people in philanthropy, what is your move? Ash is falling from the sky in Washington state, where an eerie orange sun glows from behind a gray haze of smoke. Forest fires are raging here and across much of the western United States, while hurricanes bear down on the Southeast. But forests [...]

Groundswell Fund Receives National Smashing Silos Award!

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h1″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-center”]Groundswell Fund Receives National “Smashing Silos” Award[/x_custom_headline][x_image type=”none” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2017-Awardees-VanessaDaniel-Quote.png” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_custom_headline level=”h4″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-center”]National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy Announces 2017 Award Recipients[/x_custom_headline][cs_text] We’re proud to announce that […]

Measuring this Brave Moment from the Ground Up

Our Annual Catalyst Fund Evaluation and Capacity Building Program Report Like many of you, we are still reeling from the violence unleashed in Charlottesville, VA, this past weekend. While this kind of unabashed blood-thirsty racism is not new, our hearts continue to mourn the way white supremacy entrenches and enmeshes itself in our daily lives [...]