The Bay Area Justice Funders Network (BAJFN) is pleased to announce the release of our first paper, Funding Movement Building: Bay Area Approaches. The report provides a summary of data collected from our survey of Bay Area Social Justice Philanthropies and highlights three of the most effective strategies BAJFN members use to advance their shared vision of movement building: integrating movement building into grantmaking guidelines and practices; strategically aligned funding; and pooled funding. Click here to download the full report (PDF).
Natural Allies: Philanthropy and Civil Legal Aid
Just released! How can investing to help low-income people solve their legal problems enhance your grant making? See a new publication from the Public Welfare Foundation and the Kresge Foundation on philanthropy and civil legal aid. Click here to download the full report (PDF).
New Research Papers
The Neighborhood Funders Group is pleased to announce the addition of its newest Working Group: Grantmakers for Southern Progress (GSP). GSP provides an important forum for NFG members to learn about social justice and social change in the South and to foster partnerships toward achieving a more just and equitable region and nation. Click on the GSP tab to learn more about the group. Also, use the links below to download GSP's recently released research papers entitled As the South Goes: Social Justice and Philanthropy in the US South and Words Matter: Language and Social Justice Funding in the US South
- As the South Goes: Social Justice and Philanthropy in the US South (Executive Summary)
- As the South Goes: Social Justice and Philanthropy in the US South (Full Report)
- Words Matter: Language and Social Justice Funding in the US South
Worker Stories in the Spotlight!
The NFG Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships hosted a webinar on May 3, 2013 about the resurgence in award-winning labor reporting, with New York Times reporter Ian Urbina, Center for Public Integrity's Jim Morris and author Tracie McMillan. For more information on the Labor and Community Partnerships working group, click here.
NPR Stories on Workers' Rights in Texas:
- Construction Booming In Texas, But Many Workers Pay Dearly
- Texas Contractors Say Playing By The Rules Doesn't Pay