Indigenous water protectors marching and chanting

Philanthropy Must Safeguard Our Right to Protest, a Key Pathway to Progress

In a new opinion piece for Inside Philanthropy, Solidaire Action Executive Director Rajasvini Bhansali calls on funders to actively defend our fundamental rights to free speech and assembly, noting that “philanthropy cannot leave front-line organizers with the burden of safeguarding our civil liberties and collective safety.”
Melanie Havelin and Nigel Charles smile outside with a clipboard of Summer Lee canvassing materials

Building Grassroots Electoral Power with Seed the Vote

Solidaire Action has launched a partnership with Seed the Vote, a power-building organization that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to knock on doors and make calls with grassroots groups who are leading the way in key federal election fights and growing our movements for the long-term. Seed the Vote has become a crucial hub for getting extra support to the grassroots organizations that play a critical role in our democracy.

Christian Solidarity With Palestine

In a bold display of solidarity, three members of our community — Alexie Torres, Chris Westcott and Tricia Wilson — traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to participate in a profound act of protest with Christians for a Free Palestine. They sought to draw attention to the dire humanitarian crisis unfolding in Gaza and to denounce Christian Zionism.
US capitol in D.C. at dusk

Protect the Squad

Last month, Solidaire Action proudly co-hosted the Protect the Squad Funder Briefing in collaboration with the Working Families Party (WFP), Justice Democrats (JD), Resource Generation Action, the Donors of Color Action, the Women Donors Network Action, and the Movement Voter Project. This is a critical part of our ten-year strategy to expand the electorate and bolster our movement partners’ work to build grassroots political power.

Philanthropy Open Letter for Humanity and Justice

Solidaire Action has joined local funders, global funders, feminist funders, Indigenous and Black-led funds and networks representing hundreds of organizations or individuals, including many Solidaire members, by signing onto the Philanthropy Open Letter for Humanity and Justice in Palestine and Israel demanding an immediate ceasefire.
Mass Liberation AZ protestors during a May 2021 action demanding an end to political prosecutions and more

Solidaire Action FY24: Grantees Info & Strategy

Solidaire Action is entering its third year of relationships with 16 (c)(4) partners. According to our strategy, we selected these partners for their base-building efforts. While we continue to learn from many of our electoral funding partners that have a depth of experience in supporting national wins, Solidaire Action is clarifying our role as an entity that builds political power across working class communities and communities of color.