Topic: Emergent Fund

Women Leaders Shine

This week we celebrate two incredible women who were honored over the past week for their fierce leadership and vision. Tiana Epps-Johnson and Cristina Jiménez have been important collaborators with WDN through the Reflective Democracy Campaign and the Emergent Fund, respectively.
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Emergent Fund: Defying Philanthropy’s Hierarchical Streak

We relaunched the Emergent Fund for 2018! The Emergent Fund is is a joint project with WDN, Solidaire, Threshold Foundation, and the Democracy Alliance. Last year, the Fund moved $1.1 million and our participatory grantmaking model was recently featured in Inside Philanthropy, “Networks, especially those developed by women, tend to be more collaborative and less hierarchical.
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New Report: Rapid Response Funding Works

Today, the Women Donors Network released a report in conjunction with Solidaire, Threshold Foundation, and the Democracy Alliance on a new rapid response fund model, launched in the weeks following Trump’s election. Read More »

Solidaire and Women Donors Network Launch the Emergent Fund

Solidaire and WDN are proud to announce a new activist-advised fund to support communities impacted by the 2016 election. The 2016 election results threaten all of us: immigrants, women, Muslim and Arab-Americans, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color. We need emergent strategies to support organizations fighting back in rapidly changing conditions. Let’s use our collective power to stand together. Read More »

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