Monday, August 8, 2016
Why Ford Foundation Is Underwriting Black Lives Matter
Last week, the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) published a detailed and ambitious policy agenda, with a long list of “demands” that are attempts to match systemic problems with transparent solutions.
The Ford Foundation added their voice to the growing chorus of supporters, in the strongest possible terms.
But the foundation is also planning on studying and underwriting what it calls a “new and dynamic form of social justice leadership and infrastructure,” by investing in the Black-Led Movement Fund, (BLMF) a pooled donor fund designed to support the work of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), and led by Borealis Philanthropy...