The Peace Development Fund is more than a grantmaker: our model of philanthropy involves direct funding, advocacy where appropriate and partnerships built around mutual respect, sharing of resources, and transparency of planning and decision-making. We endeavor to be a key “go-to” foundation on issues of peace, human rights, social justice and environmental protection. We work to counter-balance dominant power structures by moving resources and sharing decision-making with activist groups and communities.Learn more…

Economic Justice: The Power to End Poverty

As the country’s highest earners look towards new tax breaks in 2018, poverty disempowers a vast population in the U.S. Economic security and advancement – from employment opportunities to housing, from education to healthcare – are all impacted when large corporations hold the strongest sway in a community’s economy. PDF knows that no one is better equipped to answer for a community’s real needs than its residents themselves.

These three groups are building the collective power of their communities to ensure the voices of those most impacted are heard loud and clear in the conversation of what’s really needed for a strong, stable economy.


In central Pennsylvania, Listen Up builds empowerment across working-class individuals who have faced cycles of economic damage from extractive industries, recognizing that bringing together a strong community through addressing their economic needs will open avenues towards tackling other issues such as racial and environmental justice.

To read more from Listen Up’s application and support their work, click here.

 

Across the rural South, where the effects of poverty are deeply felt, Turn South: Southern Women for Change empowers women as leaders through interactive human rights educational sessions that offer strategies to affect policy change for ending poverty and inequality.

To read more from Turn South’s application and support their work, click here.

In Lawrence, Massachusetts, Lawrence Dream Network focuses on community-created economic and social mobility opportunities for the city’s largely low-income communities of color through its CityBuild community engagement series.

To read more from Lawrence Dream Network’s application and support their work, click here.

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Published on June 29, 2017

The Peace Development Fund is more than a grantmaker: our model of philanthropy involves direct funding, advocacy where appropriate and partnerships built around mutual respect, sharing of resources, and transparency of planning and decision-making. We endeavor to be a key “go-to” foundation on issues of peace, human rights, social justice and environmental protection. We work ...Read more

Published on June 15, 2017