As Giving Tuesday rapidly approaches, we as EPIP staff want to uplift and amplify philanthropic practices that address the root causes of racial, gender, economic, and environmental injustices. We hope the following resources will inspire and challenge your plans for giving this year. And let us know how and why you give on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #epipgives.
Ground Yourself In A Deeper Understanding Of Philanthropy
Stifled Generosity: How Philanthropy Has Fueled the Accumulation & Privatization of Wealth: a timeline of the impact of philanthropy from 1913 to the present from Justice Funders Today
Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance: a book by former EPIP member Edgar Villanueva that gets honest about the sources of wealth in this country and asks how that same wealth can be used to heal, connect, and restore. Learn more about Edgar and the book in this interview by EPIPper Biz Ghormley.
thoughts for foundations and major donors: a call to action by EPIP 2018 Conference keynote speaker adrienne maree brown
Learn the Importance of Giving to Community Organizing
We Fund Community Organizing: an explanation of the importance of community organizing in creating change by North Star Fund.
Funding Community Organizing, Changing Lives: a call-to-action to fund community organizing and a look at the impact it has already had on key social justice issues by NCRP.
Just Transition for Philanthropy: a look at how philanthropy can change to become more just and more centered on communities by Justice Funders Today.
Support Indigenous-Led Work
Manna-hatta Fund: The Manna-hatta Fund presents an opportunity for all settlers to support the Indigenous peoples, such as the Lenni Lenape, who were forcefully displaced by European settlers and their descendants to create New York City and the United States.
Sogorea Te’ Land Trust: The Shuumi Land Tax is a voluntary annual financial contribution that non-Indigenous people living on traditional Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone territory in California’s Easy Bay make to support the critical work of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust.
Real Rent Duwamish: Real Rent calls on people who live and work in Seattle to make rent payments to the Duwamish Tribe.
Take Action and Give Back
How To Give On Giving Tuesday: A primer from GivingTuesday.org on the many ways to give.
Give Big, Give Now, Keep Giving for Social Justice: Guidance on giving for social justice from Resource Generation.
An Emergent Strategy Primer for Funders: How to use emergent strategy to move towards justice and liberation in your funding strategy and practice by adrienne maree brown.