The recent election was a disaster that will continue to unfold in the months ahead. Many of our partners and colleagues have written posts that have resonated and give me hope as the outlook gets more grim. In her recent post Pia spoke for me as well, reaffirming our commitment to our mission and values … Read more
In December of 2016, TWI allocated $250,000 in rapid response funds to protect and build power within communities most vulnerable to the rollback of civil and human rights promised by the then new administration.
Rather than create a new system, we leaned into our trust based grantmaking process to expend the $250,000 by the end … Read more
By Marc Gunther
The Trump administration is having an unmistakable impact on philanthropy. That was brought home to me at this month’s Skoll World Forum, notably with the Omidyar Network’s promise to commit $100 million to support independent journalism and combat hate. On a panel about philanthropy, Laleh Ispahani of the Open Society Foundations described the organization’s $10-million Communities Against … Read more
We are proud to be a part of a group of over 50 foundations standing with immigrants and refugees. The joint statement, put forth by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrant and Refugee Rights, reads as follows:
The United States stands at a historic crossroads. Founded as a refuge from religious persecution and built by generations of immigrants, our country has … Read more
Eyes Wide Shudder
It is with an anguished heart and clear eyes that I write this.
The difference in our historical context between Tuesday morning and today is stark and sobering.
The real cost of this election outcome will fall disproportionately on the undocumented immigrants, muslims, blacks, women, queer, and poor people scapegoated in this campaign whose human rights … Read more