The Collective Future Fund (CFF), a New York Metropolis-based funder collaborative, has introduced grants totaling $11 million to organizations on the forefront of efforts to finish gender-based violence in all its varieties.
In its first multiyear funding spherical, CFF awarded three-year grants to 25 organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and other people of coloration ladies, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and immigrant and migrant survivors of coloration, with $8 million of the funding to be disbursed in 2021 to assist meet ongoing wants. In 2020, the fund awarded rapid-response grants to assist tackle the instant security issues of survivors of violence and communities of coloration.
Recipients embrace A Lengthy Stroll Dwelling, which makes use of artwork, organizing, and campaigning to empower Black ladies to make their voices heard; Justice for Migrant Girls, which works to advance the human and civil rights of migrant ladies and their households; Options Not Punishment, a Black trans- and queer-led group that works to builds collective management and political energy; and the Sovereign Our bodies Institute, which is creating a greater understanding of how Indigenous nations and communities are impacted by gender and sexual violence and the way they’ll transfer towards therapeutic and freedom.
Launched in 2019 with commitments totaling greater than $20 million and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors as a fiscal sponsor, CFF is funded by CBS, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Household Philanthropies, Pivotal Ventures, Unbound Philanthropy, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, and the Ford, Nathan Cummings, Basic Service, Conrad N. Hilton, NoVo, and Open Society foundations.
“[The year] 2020 exemplified the resilience and dedication of BIPOC- and survivor-led organizations, with our communities going through cascading, interconnected, and ongoing pandemics — from escalating patriarchal violence, to financial uncertainty, to COVID-19,” mentioned Collective Future Fund director Aleyamma Mathew. “Our grantee companions confronted these challenges head-on, proving once more the significance of management rooted in lived expertise and collective energy. It’s crucial that our assist of those highly effective actions doesn’t cease with speedy response grants. We wish to assist maintain and develop the transformational work of constructing a world free from violence and implore different funders to observe go well with and supply the steady circulate of assets that survivor- and women-of-color-led organizations have to make lasting change.”
(Photograph credit score: A Lengthy Stroll Dwelling)