Supporting Black-Led Movements
Since 2015, the Jean Hardisty Initiative has been moving resources to Black-led movements that are channeling protest energy into power, with a long-term goal of eradicating structural inequality and eliminating the racialization of systems that uphold it. Movement-building work—and Black-led organizing work—has been dramatically underfunded by traditional philanthropy. As white nationalism is on the rise—supporting Black-led movements is a powerful lever to create permanent change.
The Hardisty Initiative prioritizes funding for work that:
- Responds to needs identified by the field
- Is founded in solid research and analysis
- Centers the voices and experiences of people in impacted communities
- Leverages opportunities that are timely and catalytic
The Jean Hardisty Initiative has built a funding portfolio that reflects clear values: radical feminism, transformational organizing, and a commitment to confronting anti-Black racism.