Last week, the White House announced the American Families Plan (AFP), a proposal focusing on investing in child care and early education, K-12 education, higher education, and tax policy. It represents the most significant, broad-based federal investment in education and families since the New Deal.
The Mass Liberation Fund (MLF) is fiscally sponsored by Tides Foundation. MLF was launched in 2019 to bolster the growing movement to end mass incarceration and abolish the criminal legal system as we know it. This grant supports the work of MLF, including conducting capacity building efforts among directly-impacted organizers and grassroots non-profit organization leaders… Continue Reading
The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees in March 2021.
Women on the Rise GA is fiscally sponsored by Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, Inc. Founded in 2013, Women on the Rise is a grassroots organization led by women of color who are targeted and/or impacted by the criminal legal system, working to educate, heal, and empower communities to demand justice, dignity and liberation for all.… Continue Reading
The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees in February 2021.
Founded in 1993, the Young Women’s Freedom Center (YWFC), is a leadership and advocacy organization led by systems-involved cis and trans women and young women, trans men and young men, and gender-expansive people of color who have grown up in poverty, worked in the underground street economy, and have been criminalized by social services such as… Continue Reading
Justice Team Network Education Fund is fiscally sponsored by Tides Foundation. Justice Team Network is a statewide coalition of rapid response teams across California that builds infrastructure to support victims and survivors of state violence and mass incarceration. It does this through organizing, strategic communications, and advocating for state legislation that changes the ways in… Continue Reading
Just Futures Law defends and builds the power of immigrants’ rights and criminal justice activists, organizers, and base-building community groups working to disrupt and dismantle the U.S. deportation and mass incarceration systems. In partnership with grassroots groups and organizers, Just Futures Law believes attorneys must center the leadership and lived experience of organizers, activists, and… Continue Reading