Foundations Want You To Know They Make A Difference–Not Just Write Checks
August 9, 2016

“These groups are essentially the nonprofit world’s chief piggybanks, figuring out who is doing good work and funding it in ways that also ensure the groups who receive their money remain accountable. Over the last three years, the Ford Foundation has donated $142 million in criminal justice reform and racial justice projects. That’s not new. Martin Luther King Jr. was on a Ford Foundation grant at the time he was assassinated. But while the country lost an incredible leader, it didn’t lose one of the vital resources that helped make such work possible. More than a half-century later the foundation works with Black Lives Matter.”

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