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 kinds.
In its first multiyear funding spherical, CFF awarded three-year grants to 25 organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and other people of colour girls, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and immigrant and migrant survivors of colour, 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 handle the rapid security considerations of survivors of violence and communities of colour.
Recipients embrace A Lengthy Stroll Residence, which makes use of artwork, organizing, and campaigning to empower Black women to make their voices heard; Justice for Migrant Ladies, which works to advance the human and civil rights of migrant girls and their households; Options Not Punishment, a Black trans- and queer-led group that works to construct 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 will 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 dealing with cascading, interconnected, and ongoing pandemics — from escalating patriarchal violence, to financial uncertainty, to COVID-19,” stated 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 vital 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 comply with swimsuit and supply the secure circulation of sources that survivor- and women-of-color-led organizations have to make lasting change.”
(Picture credit score: A Lengthy Stroll Residence)