Our strategy meets Solidaire on our path to realizing our Theory of Liberation. It helps us live even more fully into the Theory of Liberation by, “radically giving and motivating new investment...to be transformational rather than merely transactional, bringing more money to the movement ecosystem, and bringing more than money to its work of social change.”
Our electoral justice funding strategy is grounded in the work and vision of our grantees. This strategy comes directly as a response to how our movement partners have asked us to support their current and emergent efforts. Our grantmaking in this area is reflective of our larger vision to fund both resistance work and efforts to build out alternatives for our collective futures.
We fund the following strategies:
Protecting the Vote
Building Local Capacity
Advancing Long-term, People-Led Organizing
Supporting Strategic Issues, Moments, & Regions
Nurturing Independent Political Organizations
Solidaire funds across the country on a wide range of issues. We move long term funding in communities that have been historically underfunded, including, Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Asian folks, immigrants, tenants, LGBTQIA+ folx, youth, formerly incarcerated returning citizens, workers and others, as well as people organizing to build political power in rural, urban and other strategic geographies.
We have long flanked movements by supporting innovation, risk taking, strategic moments and long term grassroots organizing. Our contribution as a funding partner rests, in part, on our ability to be deeply connected and responsive to our movement partners' larger vision so we can help fund their stated needs and the evolution of those needs over time.
Movement Infrastructure Fund
The Movement Infrastructure Fund will provide long-term scaffolding for movement formations and organizations.
Black Liberation Pooled Fund
The Black Liberation Pooled Fund invests in a robust ecosystem of Black-led social change organizations.
SUPPORT TO IMPACTED COMMUNITIES
We are committed to supporting Black, Indigenous, and impacted people-led organizing. We believe in the leadership of BIPOC communities to nurture their own campaigns, strategies, and leaders. Here are some of our movement partners and grantees:
Organizing in the South
Our Voice, Our Vote Arizona holding a rally for Senator Kyrsten Sinema to fund early childhood education in October of 2021. They organize Black and Black immigrant communities for political power and economic justice.
In 2021 Mijente elected pro-Black and pro-Latinx city council members in Atlanta, elected 3 Mijente members to Boston City Council, and elected Mijente member Tiffany Cabán to New York City Council
Firelands Worker Action organizes working people fighting for rural and small town Washington. They represent farmland and timber workers and fight for worker's rights.