Announcing Our Social Justice Funds Portfolio
Investing in strategic partnerships to resource our movements
We know investing in public foundations, community regrantors, public intermediaries and social justice public funds is critical to resourcing a robust ecosystem of social justice movements. We know that Solidaire Network comes out of a long lineage of social justice funds itself. We know that operating in an ecosystem way is embedded in our Theory of Liberation to further our commitment to funding the intersections of racial, gender and climate justice.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new Social Justice Funds Portfolio. We will partner with nine incredible movement-aligned funds and provide general operating support grants so that they have the flexibility to move the resources as they see fit.
Our Social Justice Funds Portfolio partners
- Black Girl Freedom Fund – is investing in the Black girls and Black gender-expansive youth who are on the frontlines of fighting for racial and gender equity and justice
- Black Feminist Fund – seeks to significantly increase the resources available to Black feminist movements globally, contributing to strengthening their sustainability and resilience. The BFF supports grassroots Black feminist organizations working in Africa, the Americas and Europe
- CLIMA Fund – a collaboration between Global Greengrants Fund, Grassroots International, Thousand Currents, and Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights supports the critical climate justice solutions led by those most impacted by but least responsible for climate change – Indigenous Peoples, women, youth, and peasants globally
- Groundswell Fund – strengthens U.S. movements for reproductive and social justice by resourcing intersectional grassroots organizing and centering the leadership of women of color – particularly those who are Black, Indigenous, and Transgender.
- Maria Fund – is the only social justice philanthropic vehicle in Puerto Rico committed to racial, gender, economic and climate justice. Grounded in a vision for liberation, the María Fund supports an ecosystem of movement leaders and community organizing groups advancing structural and cultural change in one of the places most impacted by white supremacy and capitalism
- Piper Fund – resources grassroots organizations dedicated to protecting our democracy by funding groups seeking to defend protest rights, with a priority on state and local efforts led by communities of color
- Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples – is a social justice fund dedicated to Indigenous Peoples’ self-determination and the sovereignty of Native nations and have partnered with thousands of Indigenous community-based organizations across 6 continents and countless Indigenous communities
- Third Wave Fund’s Disability Fund – The Disability Fund is a new program at Third Wave Fund that focuses on directly resourcing groups across the country that center the leadership of young Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) who identify as Disabled, D/deaf, hard of hearing, chronically sick and/or mad, and who practice disability justice. Their first year will incorporate learning grants and interviews of field leaders to inform their participatory grantmaking and role in shifting philanthropy to better incorporate disability justice
- Trans Justice Funding Project – is a community-led funding initiative to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. TJFP centers the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions
Our network will be enriched by the deep experience and cultural competency that each of these veteran social justice funds bring to our ecosystem. We will center reciprocity and mutuality in our partnership and model a coordinated and strategic approach to mobilizing resources for and learning from grassroots organizers and movement builders. These organizations represent a pilot initiative and we look forward to learning alongside them and their grassroots partners.