Values-Aligned Philanthropy

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.  

If you have any questions or a resource to share, please email Nidale Zouhir.

In-Depth knowledge on Values-Aligned Philanthropy

In late 2020, the Council on Foundations (the Council) launched the Values-Aligned Philanthropy project to continue to build on their previous efforts within the philanthropic sector to respond to growing concern about the issue of funding hate and extremism. The Council took this step recognizing that while there is significant work being done by grantmakers and social sector leaders across the country to prevent hate funding, there has not been a comprehensive analysis of what has been done and who is doing what from the perspective of philanthropy. The Council believes that mapping the eco-system will provide a baseline for identifying gaps, best practices, and next steps to addressing this problem. The Values-Aligned Philanthropy project is funded by the Gill Foundation. Research and writing for the project have been provided by Roey Thorpe, an independent consultant, with guidance from Council staff.