The Collective Future Fund is honored to support the following innovative, courageous, and dynamic efforts with our first round of grantmaking. These Mobilization 2020 grants — totaling $3 million — support year-long projects focused on survivor- and women-of-color-led movement building to ensure their perspectives are elevated in this critical year for shaping the public conversation about national and global policy priorities.
The Collective Future Fund’s $2 million Survivor Safety and Support Fund, which supports healing and mobilization efforts to ensure the safety of women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic also supports: One Fair Wage Emergency Coronavirus Workers Support Fund; National Domestic Workers Alliance’s Coronavirus Care Fund; Farmworkers’ COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund; Fund for Trans Generations COVID19 Rapid Response Fund for Trans, Gender non-conforming, and nonbinary communities; and Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium.
A Long Walk Home
Expanding its Girl/Friends program for Black girls and young women who are survivors of violence in response to numerous sexual misconduct allegations in the Chicago public school district. Developing a youth-led community leadership program for educators and community members, creating art and social-justice campaigns to address the root causes of violence and promote sustainable models for justice and healing.
Black Women’s Blueprint
Developing a comprehensive survivor-led women’s leadership and political action model for moving survivors from crisis to political leadership through the official report of the Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and strengthening key transnational relationships with Black women-led organizations in Ghana, Haiti, and elsewhere to contribute toward building robust anti-violence movements on the ground.
Gender-Based Violence Working Group at Brandeis University
Under the leadership of Professor Anita Hill, developing survivor-informed policies and initiatives to eliminate gender-based violence in specific settings including workplaces, schools and universities, and communities and enlisting survivors in the co-creation of a civic process to resonate with the public in 2020.
Fund for Trans Generations
Advancing the safety, security, and rights of transgender and non-binary communities across the United States through ensuring that frontline trans activists and organizations have the financial resources and engagement needed to advance the safety, security and rights of trans people.
Girls for Gender Equity
Building a national campaign to uplift the voices of Black girls, especially those who are survivors of sexual violence, and engaging them in key national moments in 2020. Advancing the freedom, full expression, and rights of trans and cis girls and young women of color and gender nonconforming/non-binary youth of color.
International Domestic Workers Federation
Working to strengthen organizing and international policy for domestic workers rights across the world through a campaign for the ratification and implementation of International Labor Organization Convention 190 on Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of World, including intensive advocacy at the Commission on the Status of Women/Beijing +25 Conference.
Convening survivor-focused #metoo organizing efforts in the Global South, with particular focus on movements like South Africa’s #totalshutdown, reflection on the power of political participation through the What Women Want campaign in Zimbabwe, the experiences of garment workers’ and their engagement with the International Labour Organization in Cambodia, and women fighting for democracy and livelihoods in Honduras
Justice for Migrant Women
Expanding global public art projects to uplift the rights of migrant women in the U.S. and transnationally, including the Bandana Project, which addresses workplace sexual violence against farmworker women by inviting community members to decorate white bandanas in solidarity with the movement.
me too. International
Launching a new international digital platform for survivor connection, support, and access to healing resources.
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Spearheading a national curriculum on sexual harassment for use by domestic worker organizations across the country and continuing advocacy to reform federal anti-harassment law.
“Women are reaching for each other like never before to build power and shape the solutions of the future. Deeper, long term support will accelerate our work to transform policies, practices, and structures so that every last person can work and live with dignity.”
Ai-jen PooExecutive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
National Women’s Law Center
Advancing transformational policy change and institutional reform that forwards race and gender equity and builds women’s power in the workplace and elsewhere, by leveraging the 2020 public conversation to uplift key principles for harassment law
reform, through civic engagement, and amplifying messages through a powerful network of allies.
“Whether in a company with thousands of employees or in a workplace of one in someone’s home, women should be able to work with safety, equality, dignity, and fairness. To effect lasting change to end sexual violence, we need to build one movement, where advocates, policymakers, and philanthropists are following the lead of survivors, and this fund is a huge step toward making that a reality.”
Fatima Goss GravesPresident, National Women’s Law Center
One Fair Wage
Elevating a national campaign in 2020, led by tipped workers who are survivors, to eliminate the tipped minimum wage.
Restoring Justice for Indigenous People
Developing crisis teams to support CA Native and formerly incarcerated women, including providing direct services to families of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Developing a multimedia arts platform to visibilize violence against Black and immigrant women in Puerto Rico.
Tahirih Justice Center
Building coalition across movements to center migrant and refugee survivors in immigration policy.
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