LEVERAGING

The Hill-Snowdon Foundation (HSF) values strategic partnerships within the philanthropic community. HSF Staff commit roughly 50% of our time to engaging our funder colleagues through one-on-one relationship building; shared learning opportunities, presentations and; assuming leadership roles in, and when necessary developing, funder affinity groups; and/or funding collaboratives.

At present, here are the funder networks that we assume leadership roles in and work the most closely:

  • Grantmakers for Southern Progress
    Grantmakers for Southern Progress (GSP) is a growing, diverse and expanded base of partners that include national foundations, regional foundations, labor unions, individual donors and community foundations, coming together with regional leaders to share and discuss the opportunities, challenges and best strategies for supporting structural change and advancing progress in the South. 
     

  • Black Social Change Funders Network
    The Black Social Change Funders Network (BSCFN) is a network of funders committed to creating thriving Black communities by strengthening the infrastructure for Black-led social change.
     

  • Funders Collaborative for Youth Organizing
    The Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) is a dynamic collective of social justice funders and youth organizing practitioners dedicated to advancing youth organizing as a strategy for youth development and social change. FCYO’s mission is to increase resources to the field of youth organizing and promote the leadership of low-income young people and young people of color in social justice organizing.
     

  • Funders for a Just Economy
    NFG's Funders for a Just Economy (formerly known as the Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships - WGLCP) is a national network of funders committed to advancing the philanthropic conversation about economic and social justice, and the centrality of unions in those efforts. 
     

  • Neighborhood Funders Group
    Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) is a membership association of grantmaking institutions. Their mission is to build the capacity of philanthropy to advance social justice and community change. NFG organizes the field, develops leaders, and cultivates thought leadership among its national base of members and encourages the support of policies and practices that advance economic, racial, and social justice.

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