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
Black Women’s Lives Matter. Black Girls’ Lives Matter. Black Trans Lives Matter. The Collective Future Fund stands in solidarity with movements calling for a future of justice and liberation, where all Black lives are valued. Alongside all those who have taken to the streets, we declare our ever-deepening commitment to challenging white supremacy and anti-blackness
“In many ways, Covid-19 has hit the poorest and the most deprived the hardest. Whether it is the daily-wage migrant workers in India who have now lost their jobs and are stranded in the cities, or the garment workers in Bangladesh whose wages have not been paid after brands and retailers cancelled orders, or working women, especially single mothers, who
As the pandemic continues to unfold, fissures in the systems that are at the core of how this country operates have been magnified. These systems are failing women of color and their communities. Women of color and survivors of violence are facing amplified risks as a direct result of the pandemic. We know that there is a surge in
“In the past two months, philanthropic funders from across the world have adapted to COVID-19 pandemic to support their grantees. In particular, gender justice funders have shown their leadership in addressing the inequitable impact of COVID-19, providing flexible and emergency funding, and showing solidarity. Some of the shifts in philanthropy may be temporary, but leading gender justice funders also see the
“COVID-19 is exposing long-standing disparities and inequities created by unjust policies and systems.” Read the full piece here.
“Many women face multiple challenges during the pandemic, including increased family responsibilities, domestic abuse, job loss, poverty, and risk of illness in frontline jobs. Women are carrying out essential work like nursing, food service, child care or cleaning without adequate protective equipment, paid leave or healthcare. And women are taking on even more of society’s
“Funding for non-profits has traditionally been restrictive – only 20% of funding in the U.S. is not designated for specific activities. Grant funders often have only one funding cycle per year, and take at least a few months to process funding applications. With the disruption coming from the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of civil society organisations find
Here are notable new grant awards for the Covid-19 outbreak, compiled by the Chronicle. Collective Future Fund $2 million to its current grantees to address the specific needs of queer, trans, and cis women and girls of color, including indigenous and immigrant survivors of violence, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the full piece here.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting women and girls the hardest, especially those from low-income communities. A recent study in the U.K. finds that women were about one-third more likely than men to work in a sector that has been shut down, as they make up the bulk of retail and hospitality workers. In the face of gender