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…

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  • PDF intern Shanze Hasan wrote a story about one of our 2020 Community Organizing Grantees, Rise St. James. Rise St. James is an environmental justice organization working to stop the construction of a petrochemical plant in Louisiana. Read the full story by clicking here.  ...Read more

    Published on August 18, 2020

  • We all get distracted by the show that is the current administration. But we should be focused on the good stuff: everyday people acting responsibly in their communities, looking out for one another, challenging “old boy networks” or institutional racism baked into our history. Instead, we get exercised by a few mad-hatters who either can’t ...Read more

    Published on June 18, 2018