It’s one of the most frequent questions the Anti-Defamation League gets asked: Where do White supremacists get their money?
Anti-democratic extremism, hate speech, and politically-motivated violence are on the rise. With policymakers, journalists, and activists seeking to determine how hate groups are funded, philanthropic organizations have come under a magnifying glass. Our members have been actively engaged in addressing the issue of hate-funding, including by sharing their resources and asking for additional insight.
In response, we launched the Values-Aligned Philanthropy project. We developed a white paper, Values-Aligned Philanthropy: Foundations Resisting Hate and Extremism, and this accompanying resource hub. Below, find a living list of resources for foundations looking to address this issue, including sample policies from a variety of foundations, organizational resources, and background information.
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In-Depth knowledge on Values-Aligned Philanthropy
Following the violent extremist, far-right rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 11 and 12, 2017, a coalition of civil society organizations came together to form a year-long initiative: Communities Overcoming Extremism: The After Charlottesville Project (COE).
This white paper aims to help decision-makers accelerate existing efforts to address the complex problem of hate-funding in philanthropy — efforts that are slowly converging in different parts of the country and that demonstrate varying degrees of progress.
The Southern Poverty Law Center released its annual Year in Hate and Extremism report, identifying 838 active hate groups across the United States in 2020.
PEAK Grantmaking calls on funders to thoughtfully examine how their values are reflected in their practices and ensure consistency between what they say and what they do.
As leaders of philanthropic institutions, donor-advised fund providers, and individual philanthropists, we are joining together to take a stand against the twisted use of charitable funds to support organizations that foment hatred.
Innovia Foundation has made an intentional commitment to advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in everything they do. In 2019, the Foundation designed its Strategic Framework with these three values in mind: Innovative | Inclusive | Collaborative.
This update seeks to provide the latest information about Seattle Foundation's ongoing work to review its current grantmaking policies, and consider ways the Foundation can ensure these policies align with its collective commitment to address the widening disparities in our region.
Special Note regarding the Foundation’s prohibition on “hateful activities.” As discussed throughout this Guide, decisions regarding grant distributions made from a donor-advised fund, and the investment of assets, are made at the sole discretion of Amalgamated Foundation in furtherance of its charitable and educational mission.
By expanding its purview beyond an exclusive focus on healthcare in Borrego Springs, the BVEF Board has made a strategic decision to expand the focus of the Fund and will partner with other nonprofit organizations to create maximum beneficial impact that is community-wide, self-sustaining, and enduring.