This week, MacKenzie Scott announced her philanthropic commitment to the Collective Future Fund, as one among 116 organizations to benefit from her Giving Pledge. In response, Aleyamma Mathew, Executive Director of Collective Future Fund, made the following statement:
“The Collective Future Fund is honored to be among the many racial and gender justice organizations to receive MacKenzie Scott’s support; this unrestricted grant will enable us to expand our commitment to working alongside our grantee partners towards a future in which all women and girls of color, trans and gender non-conforming people, and survivors are free from all forms of state and interpersonal violence––and thrive.
Women of color have always been at the forefront of transformative social change. But for decades, institutions of wealth and influence have discounted our power and kept this vital work marginal in philanthropic portfolios––a compounding disinvestment that we are only beginning to redress. This commitment is a promising step, and now our broader philanthropic sector must take up the mandate to dedicate robust and long-term support for women of color- and survivor-led work as core to any effort for social change. Resourcing girls and women of color, survivors, and trans and gender non-conforming people can transform the future––for everyone.”
The Collective Future Fund brings together social justice movements, survivors, and donors to heal, resource, and mobilize to shape a collective future free from violence. With a priority on supporting efforts that are led by women of color, the Fund envisions a world in which all women and girls––cis, transgender, and gender non-conforming––can live, learn, and work in safety and dignity. Learn more at www.collectivefuturefund.org