Amalgamated Foundation is an independent nonprofit public charity committed to positive social change. The foundation offers a suite of services to facilitate the philanthropy of individual donors, institutional funders, and social entrepreneurs who share its commitment to social change. This program grant will support the Democracy Frontlines Fund (DFF), a collective giving and learning community that will resource and be in relationship with diverse organizers. The DFF slate includes national organizations building sustainable local power. These groups are in partnership with one another and are committed to reimagining safety, amplifying the voices of disenfranchised voters, and prioritizing leadership roles among Black, LGBTQI, youth, disabled, undocumented, and formerly incarcerated individuals and communities. The DFF slate illustrates that change happens at the speed of trust and no organization can effectively tackle society’s problems without including those disproportionately hit.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Education Forward Fund
The Amalgamated Foundation is the fiscal sponsor of the Education Forward Fund, a collaborative effort of a group of foundations to support the many organizations and initiatives that are working to ensure that schools work for all children and young people. The Education Forward Fund will fund organizing and advocacy efforts by groups engaged in communications, legal, and policy support for education leaders. This grant contributes to the fund’s collaborative work. (Strategy: K-12 Teaching and Learning)
for the Families and Workers Fund’s Powering Good Climate and Infrastructure Careers Funding Initiative
The Families and Workers Fund, a project of the Amalgamated Foundation, has launched the Powering Good Climate and Infrastructure Careers Fund to ensure that the workforce components of implementation of U.S. federal climate investment laws succeed. The fund will use philanthropic capital as a catalyst to train and place workers into good-quality clean tech infrastructure careers. The fund builds inclusive and accessible career pathways for Americans that improve the economic fortunes of communities and families, while deepening public support for climate action as a driver of good jobs. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
for the BuildUS Fund project
The BuildUS Fund is a donor collaborative fiscally sponsored by Amalgamated Charitable Foundation. Its goals are to (1) maximize the economic transformation and decarbonization potential of recently adopted laws in the United States, such as the Inflation Reduction Act and the CHIPS Act, for communities of color and other vulnerable, neglected and underserved communities, (2) accelerate investment into neglected communities in ways that advance a vision for reimagined capitalism, and (3) educate and inform the public about clean energy and equity-reminded reforms.